Bill Newman

Bill Newman

County Mayor, Lincoln County
112 Main Avenue South, Room 101
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-3045 / FAX (931) 433-9979

The County Mayor serves as:
1. The chief executive officer of Lincoln County,
2. A non-voting, ex-officio member of the Legislative Body, and
3. A non-voting, 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 Legislative Body, casting a vote in the event of a tie. Otherwise, the County Executive, if not the chairperson, has veto power over legislative resolutions adopted by the Legislative Body. He/She serves as the chief financial officer and has the care and custody of all County property, unless placed with another officer. The Mayor has other duties and interacts with other County officials in almost every area of local administration.

The County Mayor's office is located in Room 101 of the Courthouse. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

​Phyllis F. Counts

​Phyllis F. Counts

Lincoln County Clerk
112 Main Avenue South, Room 102
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-2454 / FAX (931) 433-9304

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Last Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m. - Noon
excluding November, December, and holiday weekends.

1. Registering all motorized vehicles for use on public roads and highways account for the largest portion of business in the office. Registration prices range from $12.25 for small trailer tags to $1,300 for semi-truck tags. In addition to the state fee, the county has a Wheel Tax of $75.00 added to all registrations of motor vehicles.
2. Persons operating a business in Lincoln County must purchase a County business license. The initial license is $15.00. The license is renewed through the Department of Revenue each year. The renewal amount is based on gross receipts.
3. Marriage licenses are issued by this office. Picture identification, and proof of Social Security number are required. The license fee is $42.50 with counseling and $102.50 without counseling. Forms are available for counseling verificiaton prior to issuance of license.
4. The County Clerk is responsible for taking minutes of the County Legislative Body and recording actions taken by the Body. These are public records kept in the Clerk's office.
5. The County Clerk is an agent for TWRA. Hunting and fishing licenses for resident and non-residents may be purchased here.
6. Nominations from the County Legislative Body are required to become a Notary Public. This is handled through the County Clerk's office.
7. Applications are taken and beer permits are issued by the County Clerk after review and passage by the County Beer Board.
8. Retail beer tax is collected by the County Clerk from distributing companies. These funds are remitted to the County General Fund.
9. Hotels and motels are required to file a monthly report with the County Clerk. A percentage of their gross sales is submitted and remitted to the County General Fund.

The County Clerk is assisted by Chief Deputy Anna Casey, Kim Sink, Jo Lynn Lewter, and Stacy Jacks.

Rebecca N. Bartlett

Rebecca N. Bartlett

Clerk and Master
112 Main Avenue South, Room B-109
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-1482 / FAX (931) 433-9313

The Clerk and Master serves as Chancery Court Clerk and Probate Clerk performing all clerical duties associated with each court. This office maintains the court records for each court with Chancery Court having jurisdiction over civil cases such as divorces, orders of protection, child support enforcement, name changes, real estate matters, adoptions and worker's compensation, etc. The Probate Court has jurisdiction over estates, conservatorships, guardianships and small estate affidavits with the Clerk possessing quasi-judicial responsibilities on the initiation of estates. Most of the records in this office are open to the public with the exception of adoption records and some confidential information. All the will books (1811-present) are kept in this office and are open to the public. Lincoln County and the City of Fayetteville also turn the delinquent property taxes over to Chancery Court for collection.

Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Closing most days at noon for a 30 minute lunch break

Tim Gill

Tim Gill

Road Superintendent
Lincoln County Highway Department

161 Molino Road
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-2585 / FAX (931) 438-1557
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday • 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday- Sunday • Closed

The County Highway Superintendent is the head of the Highway Department and has general control over the location, relocation, construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of the County road system.

The Superintendent determines the total number of employees, personnel policy and work hours.

The Superintendent also supervises, controls, and is responsible for all the machinery, equipment, tools, supplies, and materials owned or used by the County in the construction, repair and maintenance of County roads and bridges.

A Road Committee composed of five Commissioners is elected by the County Legislative Body. This Committee works with the Highway Superintendent in developing priorities and makes recommendations on the Highway Department budget, County road list, and other matters which require approval of the County Legislative Body.

Mary Jane Porter

Mary Jane Porter

Lincoln County Trustee
112 Main Avenue South, Room 103
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-1371 / FAX (931) 433-9306

The County Trustee has three major functions, being (1) collection of the County's property taxes; (2) accounting for and disbursing County funds; and (3) investing idle funds. In addition to these duties, the Trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes, such as local hotel/motel tax. The Trustee must keep detailed records of the accounts of the office.

The Office of Trustee is a constitutional office. The Trustee is elected by the County's qualified voters for a four (4) year term beginning on September 1st of each year of election and continuing until a vacancy occurs or a successor is qualified and elected. There is no limitation on the number of years a Trustee may serve.

The Trustee must take oaths to support the Constitution of Tennessee and the United States and for the faithful performance of the duties of the Office.

The Trustee must be bonded. The minimum amount of the official bond is determined by the amount of revenues handled during the last fiscal year audited by the Comptroller.

The Lincoln County Trustee's Office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pay your property taxes online.

Jeremy Ezell

Jeremy Ezell

Lincoln County Juvenile Services
112 Main Avenue South
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-9989

The Youth Service Department handles civil and delinquency/unruly cases involving children (under the age of 18). Whenever children are charged with violating criminal statutes, it is the duty of the Court to provide a simple judicial procedure which assures the juvenile a fair hearing and due process, while protecting the constitutional and legal rights of all parties. The Youth Service Department helps to assist the Juvenile Court in these proceedings.  Additionally, we strive to accomplish the following goals: to provide for the wholesome moral, mental, and physical development of children; to substitute treatment, training, and rehabilitation for the consequences of criminal behavior by children; and to remove children from the custody of their parents only when absolutely necessary for the child's welfare or in the interest of public safety. We always seek to ensure that our community is safe, and that violent or dangerous juveniles are held in detention if no other, less-restrictive alternatives exist.

Paul Braden

Paul Braden

Assessor of Property
112 Main Avenue South, Room 105
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-5409 / FAX (931) 433-9979

The Assessor of Property is elected by qualified voters during the General Election held in August to serve a four year term, except when the office is left vacant for some reason. If a vacancy occurs, the County Court appoints an Assessor for the remainder of the unexpired term. The Assessor is authorized to appoint a Deputy Assessor and is liable for any wrongful acts of his deputy.

The Assessor of Property serves two basic functions: Appraisal and assessment of the value of property. The assessed amount is taxed according to the rate established by the County Legislative Body.

Lincoln County now has 16,000 plus parcels of real property and 1,300 plus parcels of tangible personal property.

Assessors are also required to maintain property maps of the County. The State Division of Property Assessments supervises the preparation, maintenance, revision, and recording of all maps. It is the duty of the Assessor to map each sale of property when the deed is recorded and to keep the maps updated with the new property owner's name.

The records in the Assessor of Property Office are open to the public.

Office hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Circuit Court Clerk
112 Main Avenue South, Room 203
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-2334 / FAX (931) 438-1577
info@lincolntncourts.com

The Circuit Court Clerk also serves as General Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerk and performs all clerical functions of these Courts. The Office 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, preserving, and filing 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 Court.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Murray Blackwelder, Sheriff

Murray Blackwelder, Sheriff

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department
4151 Thornton Taylor Parkway
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-9821 / FAX (931) 433-9558
JAIL: (931) 433-3111

The Jail was built in 1990, added onto in 2015.
Sheriff employees
1- Sheriff
1- Chief Deputy
1- Captain
1- Patrol  Lt.
1- Courthouse Security
15- Deputies (including 2 K-9 officers)
5- Sgt (including 1 Sgt narcotics)
4- Investigators
2- School Resource Officers
1- Part time deputy

Jail employees
1- Jail Administrator
1- Jail Lt.
4- Sgt
4- Corporals
1- Food Service Manager
2- Maintenance
38- Correction officers (including 2 transport officers, 1 litter officer, and 2 cooks)

The number of beds once addition is complete will be 276.

To meet the needs of the County, the Sheriff's Department is staffed 24 hours a day

Cole Bradford

Cole Bradford

Lincoln County Finance Department
112 Main Avenue South, Room B-104
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 438-1565 / FAX (931) 438-1570

The Finance Department administers the finances of Lincoln County for all funds of the departments, agencies, and boards which are handled by the County Trustee. The Finance Department is responsible for purchasing, accounting, budgeting, payroll, and cash management for all County departments, including specifically the County schools and highways.

The Department operates under the policies and procedures established by a Financial Management Committee consisting of the County Mayor, Highway Superintendent, Director of Schools, and four members of the County Legislative Body.

Office hours:
Monday - Friday • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Randy Delap

Randy Delap

Lincoln County Register of Deeds
112 Main Avenue South, Room 104
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-5366 / FAX (931) 433-9312
Email: rdelap@titlesearcher.com

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording deeds, trust deeds, and Uniform Commercial Codes, in addition to several different types of miscellaneous documents. He is also responsible for collecting transfer and mortgage tax on the appropriate documents. All fees collected by this Office are transferred to the County and State at the end of each month.

Our records date back to 1810 when Lincoln County was formed. All records in the Office are public record and may be viewed at anytime during regular business hours. Copies are available for a small fee.

The objective of the Register's Office is to keep accurate records and record them as quickly as possible.

The Register is assisted by Vanetta Gentry, Chief Deputy, and Suzi Stovall, Deputy.

Click here to view the Lincoln County Register of Deeds Fee Schedule.

Office hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Terry Quick

Terry Quick

Lincoln County Veteran's Office
208 East Davidson
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-1897 / FAX (931) 433-1897
lcvso@fpunet.com

The Veteran's Service Office provides assistance to veterans on military issues and arranges medical assistance and funerals for veterans. The Office serves approximately 3,000 veterans and dependents. A van has been provided by Lincoln County to transport veterans to hospitals in Murfreesboro and Nashville.
This Office promotes close relationships with the local veteran organizations, including the United Veterans of Lincoln County. It is estimated that veterans input $3.5 million dollars per year to the local economy.

Doug Campbell

Doug Campbell

Lincoln County Emergency Management Office
312 West Market Street
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 438-1575 Office
(931) 433-1112  Fax
Hours of operation:
Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm

For more information, please visit our website.

Lincoln County EMA
 

Sheila Allen, Registrar

Sheila Allen, Registrar

Lincoln County Election Commission
208 Davidson Street, East, Room 106
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-6220 / FAX (931) 433-9308

The Lincoln County Election Commission is governed by five commissioners appointed by the State Election Commission for two-year terms. The commissioners are charged with ensuring compliance with state election laws and approving election plans and certifying election results. The election commission appoints the Administrator of Elections, who keeps voter registration records, maintains voting history for each voter, and provides information concerning voter registration, absentee voting, elections, campaigns, and campaign financial disclosures. The Administrator of Elections also qualified prospective candidates for ballots and trains poll officials.

The Lincoln County Election Commission meets on the call of the chairman of the election commission. We are located at 208 East Davidson Street in the Lincoln County Office Building. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Matt McAulliffe

Lincoln County Technology Dept
106 College St W
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 297-2300 / FAX (931) 297-2310

The Technology Director is responsible for the day to day support and maintenance of our core network at the courthouse and other county buildings. This also includes our networking infrastructure, firewalls, and computer hardware. My responsibilities also include the development, planning, design, implementation, management, and support of the network to ensure high availability, scalability, and performance improvement.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Nancy Harris


Lincoln County Planning & Zoning Dept
106 College St W
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 438-5186 / FAX (931) 438-5187

The purpose of the Planning & Zoning Department is to facilitate the Lincoln County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.

This office is responsible for Current Planning, Future Planning, Zoning Compliance and related administrative duties.  Combined, these functions help ensure a quality community and help protect property values.

Zoning focuses on how land is currently being used and how it can be used in the future.  The goal is to provide a harmonious transition of zoning districts and ensure growth and development progress in a fashion that minimizes potential conflicts between uses.  Zoning is about preserving the quality of health, safety, and welfare in our community.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.