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

Knox County, Tennessee Overview

Knox County is located in the state of Tennessee. Named after Henry Knox, the county was formed in June 11, 1792 and its county seat is Knoxville. The county has a total population of 432,226, as of 2010, with its area spanning 526 square miles (land area being 508 square miles, while water area being 18 square miles). The county consists of 30 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37918 recorded as the one with the largest population. Knox County borders the following counties: Union County, Tennessee to the north; Blount County, Tennessee to the south; Jefferson County, Tennessee to the east; Roane County, Tennessee to the west; Grainger County, Tennessee to the northeast; Anderson County, Tennessee to the northwest; Loudon County, Tennessee to the southwest, and; Sevier County, Tennessee to the southeast.

Knox County Clerk Information

One of the Clerk’s primary functions is to keep the official minutes and records of the activities of the Knox County Commission and its Standing Committees. These records are maintained in the Commission Library in our offices at the Old County Courthouse. The County Clerk also maintains records of marriage licenses and automobile titles issued in the County.

Marriage licenses in Knox County can also be searched up in Tennessee County Clerks’ website in.

You can request a certified copy of any marriage license you find in the search by filling up an online form which requires your user information (name, address and phone) and payment options (either check or credit).

Public record requests shall also be made to the Public Records Request Coordinator (”PRRC”) or his/her designee in order to ensure public record requests are routed to the appropriate records custodian and fulfilled in a timely manner. Requests for inspection may be made orally or in writing using the attached Public Records Request Form. Requests for copies, or requests for inspection and copies, shall be made in writing using the same attached Public Records Request Form. The form requires your contact information, as well as the specifics of your requests. More information can be found in the Public Record Request Policy here.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Foster D. Arnett, Jr., Knox County Clerk
300 Main Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 215-2385
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds is an office established by the State Constitution as the official record keeper of legal documents pertaining to real property. These documents include Warranty Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Liens and other miscellaneous documents designated by state law to be recorded by the Register of Deeds

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Sherry Witt, Register of Deeds
400 Main Street
Suite 225
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-215-2330
Fax: 865-215-2332
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Property Assessor
Records can be searched in .

You can search using keywords, but an advanced search entails using a specific format “Element:Value”, which is entered in the search field, to target key elements of the data directly. Owner name and address are few of the criteria that can be used for advanced searching.

Below is the physical address of the Property Assessor:
John R. Whitehead, Knox County Property Assessor
City County Building
Suite 204
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-215-2360
Fax: 865-215-3671
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Circuit Court Clerk
The Clerk has the responsibility for all administrative functions to support the Judges of the courts, keep all the documents pertaining to the courts, collect fees owed to Knox County through the courts, maintain record books and cases, and the dockets for each of the courts.

Court dockets are available here.

The case listings are abbreviated reproductions of the official Dockets and are current as of 4:30PM the day before.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

Catherine F. Shanks, Clerk of Circuit Court Civil Sessions, and Juvenile Court
City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-215-2400

Knox, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009456,518
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200963,694
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,634
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20093,434
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009726
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009791
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20098,535
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200963,733
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20095,509
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20099,343
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200968,033
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,204
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,266
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200953,290
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200912,117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,554
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20096,059
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009327
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,779
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200920,216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200912,873
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009442
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093,393
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,177
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009688
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20093,801
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009557
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200997,387
Knox County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Knox 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:Knox County Marriage License
Location:300 Main Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902
Phone:865-215-2385

Knox County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 7028 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918, United States
Phone: 865-922-5214

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