Lookup Public Records in Hancock CountyTennessee. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Hancock County, Tennessee Overview

Hancock County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in 1844. Named after John Hancock, the county seat is Sneedville and it has a population of 6,819 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 223 square miles, with its land area encompassing 222 square miles, and its water area 1.2 square miles. The county consists of 6 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37869 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Hancock County borders the following counties: Lee County, Virginia to the north; Hawkins County, Tennessee to the east; Claiborne County, Tennessee to the west; Scott County, Virginia to the northeast, and; Grainger County, Tennessee to the southwest.

Hancock County Clerk Information

One of the Clerk’s primary functions is to keep the official minutes and records of the activities of the Hancock County Commission and its Standing Committees. The County Clerk also maintains records of marriage licenses and automobile titles issued in the County.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Jessie Royston, Hancock County Court Clerk
418 Harrison Street
P.O. Box 575
Sneedville, TN 37869
Phone: (423) 733-2519
Fax: (423) 733-4509
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; closed Saturday

Register of Deeds

The most important function of the register’s office is the filing or recording of documents that affect the legal status of real and personal property. With regard to real property, these documents include deeds, deeds of trust (mortgages), financing statements called fixture filings under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), assignments, plats, court decrees, leases, liens, releases, and many other instruments.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Janie C. Lamb, Hancock County Register of Deeds –
1237 Main Street
P.O. Box 347
Sneedville, TN 37869
Phone: (423) 733 4545
Fax: (423) 733-4552

Assessor of Property

The assessor determines the value of all property in the county, whether real, personal or mixed, including mineral rights, leaseholds, and all other nonexempt property except property of public utilities valued by the state. The assessor maintains the property tax maps of the county and keeps current indexes of taxpayers, including a description of the property on the assessment books sufficient to identify it.

owner name, property address, parcel ID, subdivision name, classification, and sale date

You can also see the GIS map of the parcel by clicking on the button.

Below is the physical address of the Assessor of Property:
William “Bill” Seal, Hancock County Assessor of Property
1237 Main Street
P.O. Box 347
Sneedville, TN 37869
Phone: (423) 733 2332

Circuit Court Clerk

Court clerks serve an important role in the operation of the court system in Tennessee. Clerks must attend each session of court with all the papers in the cases on the docket and must administer the oaths to parties and witnesses who testify in a case. Clerks usually keep minutes of the court in a well-bound book, but may keep this information in electronic format so long as certain rules relating to the safe-keeping of the records are followed.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

Micah Wallen, Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk
1237 Main Street
P.O. Box 347
Sneedville, TN 37869
Phone: (423) 733-2954
Fax: (423) 733-2119
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; closed Saturday

Hancock County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Hancock County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 36, Ch. 3 and Enforcement of antenuptial agreements – Title 36, §36-3-501
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Hancock County Marriage License
Location:P.O. Box 575 Main Street, Sneedville, Tennessee, 37869


Hancock County Clerk’s Office

Address: 418 Harrison St #96, Sneedville, TN 37869, United States
Phone: 423-733-2519

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