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

Putnam County, Tennessee Overview

Putnam County is located in the state of Tennessee. Named after Israel Putnam, the county was formed in February 11, 1854 and its county seat is Cookeville. The county has a total population of 72,321, as of 2010, with its area spanning 403 square miles (land area being 401 square miles, while water area being 1.5 square miles). The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 38501 recorded as the one with the largest population. Putnam County borders the following counties: White County, Tennessee to the south; Cumberland County, Tennessee to the east; Smith County, Tennessee to the west; Overton County, Tennessee and Fentress County, Tennessee to the northeast; Jackson County, Tennessee to the northwest, and; DeKalb County, Tennessee to the southwest.

Putnam County Clerk Information

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Wayne Nabors, County Clerk
121 South Dixie Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-526-7106
Fax: 931-372-8201
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Register of Deeds

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Harold Burris, Register of Deeds
300 E Spring St
Room 3
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 526-7101
Fax: 931-526-7120
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Property Assessor

The job of this office is to discover, appraise, and assess over 40,000 parcels of property in the county.

The Property Assessor has provided an online property search in their website. Search criteria include owner name, property address, parcel ID, subdivision name, classification, and sale date. Search results return comprehensive information. The link to the property search is given below. You’ll need to choose Putnam County in the dropdown menu. You can also see the GIS map of the parcel by clicking on the button.

Below is the physical address of the Property Assessor:
Steve Pierce, Property Assessor
300 East Spring St
Room 1
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-528-8428
Fax: 931-520-0468
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Circuit Court Clerk

The functions of the Circuit Court Clerk Office are

  • Fine collection for general sessions, criminal court, and juvenile court
  • Issues warrants
  • Summons
  • Citations
  • Keeps records and minutes for general sessions, circuit courts, and juvenile court
  • Passport applications
  • Jury Duty

    Court dockets are available for viewing here.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

    Marcia Borys, Circuit Court Clerk
    421 E. Spring Street
    Room 1C, Suite 49A
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Phone: 931-528-1508
    Fax: 931-526-2004
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

    Putnam, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200966,682
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200923,037
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200987
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009257
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009683
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,979
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009594
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,019
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009184
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,686
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200983
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009144
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,076
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,404
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200926
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009351
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009627
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009194
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,056
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,337
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200945
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200980
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009621
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009258
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200913,083
    Putnam County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Putnam 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:Putnam County Marriage Licens
    Location:121 South Dixie Avenue, Cookeville, Tennessee, 38501
    Phone:931-526-7106

    Putnam County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 121 S Dixie Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501, United States
    Phone: 931-526-7106

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