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

Washington County, Tennessee Overview

Washington County is located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in 1777 and named after George Washington. The county seat is Jonesborough. As of 2010, the county has a population of 122,979. The county has a total area of 330 square miles, 326 square miles of which is land, and 3.3 square miles is water. The county consists of 13 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37604 recorded as the one with the largest population. Washington County borders the following counties: Sullivan County, Tennessee to the north; Unicoi County, Tennessee to the south; Carter County, Tennessee to the east; Greene County, Tennessee to the west, and; Hawkins County, Tennessee to the northwest.

Washington County Clerk Information

Clerk Kathy Storey interacts frequently with the Public Records Commission, Washington County Archivist Ned Irwin, Register of Deeds Ginger Jilton, Circuit Court Clerk Karen Guinn and others in Washington County’s effort to maintain proper oversight, storage and public availability of its records dating back more than 230 years. She also coordinates her records-related activities with the Tennessee State Library and Archives when appropriate. Washington County’s records are open the public. For more information, call the Clerk’s office at (423) 753-1621.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Kathy Storey, Clerk
100 E. Main St. (Historic Courthouse)
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: (423) 753-1621
Fax: (423) 753-1647

Register of Deeds

The register’s primary function 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, papers under the Uniform Commercial Code and other types of instruments. The register provides 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:
Ginger Jilton, Register of Deeds
100 E. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 (Courthouse)
Phone: (423) 753-1644
Email: gjilton@titlesearcher.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Property Assessor

A property assessor is a person who calculates the value of various properties. Those calculations are then used to determine how much the owner must pay in property taxes to the local government. That “assessed value” also serves as a loose guideline for the amount of insurance needed on the property.

To obtain assessment information for a parcel in Washington County, visit the link below and pick Washington County in the dropdown menu.


Below is the physical address of the Property Assessor:
Scott Buckingham, Assessor of Property
100 E. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659 (Courthouse)
Phone: (423) 753-1672
Fax: (423) 753-1815
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Circuit Court

Circuit Court is the venue for a variety of cases that are civil in nature. They include but are not limited to divorces, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation cases.

You can pay court fees online in the website linked below.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court:
108 W. Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: (423) 788-1475
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Washington County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Washington 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:Washington County Marriage License
Location:100 West Main Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee, 37659


Washington County Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 100 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659, United States
Phone: 423-753-1644

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