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

Houston County, Tennessee Overview

Houston County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in 1871[1]. Named after Sam Houston, the county seat is Erin and it has a population of 8,426 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 207 square miles, with its land area encompassing 200 square miles, and its water area 6.7 square miles. The county consists of 8 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37061 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Houston County borders the following counties: Stewart County, Tennessee to the north; Humphreys County, Tennessee to the south; Dickson County, Tennessee to the east; Benton County, Tennessee to the west, and; Montgomery County, Tennessee to the northeast.

Houston County Clerk Information

The services of the County Clerk include marriage licenses, notary public, automobile and motorcycle registration – title, tags, and sales tax; drivers licenses – original, renewal, or duplicates; ID cards, boat registration, and beer permits.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Robert Brown, County Clerk
Houston County Courthouse
P.O. Box 388
Erin, TN 37061
Phone: 931.289.3141

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds records all instruments required by law, including deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, wills, court orders, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, military discharges, notices of completion, papers under the Uniform Commercial Code and others. The register collects state taxes on property transfers and mortgages.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Sherrill Moore, Register of Deeds
Houston County Courthouse
P.O. Box 83
Erin, TN 37061
Phone: 931.289.3510

Property Assessor

The Property Assessor maintains current assessment rolls, which include commercial, industrial, residential, farm, public utilities, personal property, leaseholds and exempt properties, and consists of 6,375 parcels on the 128,600 acres in Houston County.

Below is the physical address of the Property Assessor:
Joy Hooper, Property Tax Assessor
Houston County Courthouse
Phone: 931.289.3929

Houston, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20097,615
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009833
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009193
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009639
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009121
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009891
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009316
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009138
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,636
Houston County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Houston 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:Houston County Marriage License
Location:4725 East Main Street, Erin, Tennessee, 37061
Phone:931-289-3141

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