County Courthouse Offices
The Lincoln County Courthouse is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of holidays. The County Clerk’s office is also open the last Saturday of each month from January thru October from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Mayor, Room 101 - Is the chief executive officer of the
county and as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the legislative
body as well as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of each committee
of the legislative body, except as provided by law or by the legislative
body. The county mayor may be elected chairperson of the legislated
body, and may vote in the event of a tie. Otherwise, the county
mayor, if not the chairperson, has veto power over legislative
resolutions adopted by the legislated body. Serves as the chief
financial officer and has other duties and interacts with other
county officials in almost every area of local administration. Peggy Bevels, 931-433-3045.
Clerk, Room 102 - Keeps the official record of the legislative
body. Collects certain local and state taxes (local wheel tax,
business taxes, vehicle registration fees, wholesale beer tax,
local hotel-motel taxes.) The county clerk also issues marriage
licenses. Phyllis F. Counts, 931-433-2454.
Room 103 - Serves three primary functions: (1) collect
all county property taxes; (2) keep a fair regular account of
all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county
funds. In addition, disburse sales tax revenues and collects other
state and local taxes. Mary Jane Porter, 931-433-1371.
of Deeds, Room 104 - Records deeds, powers of attorney,
mortgages, liens contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court
orders, military discharges, papers under the Uniform Commercial
Code, and other types of instruments. Responsible for collecting
“transfer” and “mortgage” taxes. Provides
public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts, and other
transactions. Randy Delap, 931-433-5366.
of Property, Room 105 - Serves two basic functions: (1)
appraisal and assessment. The assessor appraises the value of
property and assesses the value. The assessed amount is taxed
according to the rate established by the county legislative body.
(2) Assessors are also required to maintain the property maps
of the county. Paul Braden, 931-433-5409.
Department, Room B-104 - Prepares county’s annual
budget, handles all county payroll, acts as purchasing agent for
county, maintains effective bookkeeping and accounting system.
Cole Bradford, 931-438-1565.
and Master, Room B-109 - Serves as Chancery and Probate
Court Clerk. Civil cases are handled in the office, such as divorces,
adoptions, debt/contracts, real estate matters, estates, guardianships,
and conservatorships, etc. Delinquent property taxes (county and
city) are turned over to this office for collection. Attends and
performs all clerical functions of both courts. Maintains and
preserves all records with some quasi-judicial authority. Chancellor
J. B. Cox, Clerk and Master Rebecca Bartlett,
Court Clerk, Room 203 - also serves as General Sessions
and Juvenile Court Clerk. Attends and performs all clerical functions
of these courts. Maintains all files and preserves the minutes
of Circuit and Juvenile Court. Records all court judgments or
decrees, and receipts and disbursements in all cases. Criminal
and Civil General Sessions Clerks have similar duties: (1) retaining,
persevering and filing in order all papers for Criminal and Civil
cases; (2) maintains indexes for all cases filed in Circuit/ General
Sessions Courts. Juvenile cases are confidential, but the clerk
performs the same duties as for the Circuit and General Sessions
Courts. Judge Andy Myrick, Judge Forest A Durard, Jr, Judge Lee Russell.
District Attorney Rob Carter. Circuit
Court Clerk, Gail Corder, 931-433-2334. To pay your court costs online, please click here.