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

Polk County, Tennessee Overview

Polk County is located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in November 28, 1839 and named after James K. Polk. The county seat is Benton. As of 2016, the county has a population of 16,773. The county has a total area of 442 square miles, 435 square miles of which is land, and 7.7 square miles is water. The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37307 recorded as the one with the largest population. Polk County borders the following counties:.

Polk County Clerk Information

The County Clerk Office performs various functions of county business. The duties of the office range from Clerk to the County Commission, title and registration, business tax, motel-hotel tax, marriage license, genealogy research, boat and water vessel tax, beer applications, beer annual tax, mail in renewals for license tags, notary applications, and Tennessee Manufacturing Housing Installation Decals to conducting a great deal of the State’s taxation duties within the county.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Angie Sanford, County Clerk
6239 Highway 411,
Courthouse Office #101
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: (423) 338-4526
Fax: 423-338-4551

Register of Deeds

The primary function of the Register of Deeds is to make and preserve a record of instruments required or allowed by law to be filed or recorded, including but not limited to: deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, financial statements called fixture filings,termination statements, and other miscellaneous instruments. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts and other transactions that affect the public interest.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
6239 Highway 411
Courthouse Room 211
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: 423-338-4537
Fax: 423-338-3100

Property Assessor

It is the assessor’s responsibility to discover, list, classify, and value all property within the jurisdiction of Polk County for tax purposes.

Below is the physical address of the Property Assessor:
Randy Yates, Property Assessor
6239 Highway 411
Courthouse Room 209
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: 423-338-4505
Fax: 423-338-4552

Clerk of Courts

The clerk, or a designee thereof, is assigned to be at all open court cases and provide the court with all filings and documents related to each case, as well as preparing and sending all due summonses to the plaintiffs, attorneys, victims, defendants and witnesses involved in the various cases.The court also keeps records of jury panels and gives notification to the jury members regarding court dates.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Courts:
Connie Clark, Clerk of Courts
164 Industrial Access Circle
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: 423-338-4524
Fax: 423-338-8611

Polk County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Polk 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:Polk County Marriage License
Location:6239 U.s. 411, Benton, Tennessee, 37307


Polk County Clerk’s Office

Address: 6239 US-411, Benton, TN 37307, USA
Phone: (423) 338-4526

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