GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

COUNTY MAYOR

The County Mayor (formerly County Executive)  is the chief executive officer of the county, and has the powers and duties previously exercised by the county judge, except judicial functions. The County Mayor serves as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the legislative body. Additionally the County Mayor or his/her representative serves 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 is the chief financial officer and has the care and custody of all county property. The County Mayor may employ or retain counsel. The County Mayor also appoints county board and commission members and county department heads, unless otherwise provided by law. These appointees are subject to confirmation by the legislative body.

The County Mayor has other duties and interacts with other county officials in almost every area of local administration. The full duties of the County Mayor are found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 5-6-101, et.seq.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Serves as Chief Executive Officer of the County.

  • Serves on several area Boards as prescribed by State Law.

  • Has the care and custody of all county property.

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Steve Gregory

114 North Central Ave, Suite 204

Centerville, TN  37033

Phone: 931-729-2492

Fax:  931-729-6150

mayor@hickmanco.com

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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Annette Elliott

114 North Central Ave, Suite 203

Centerville, TN  37033

Phone: 931-729-6124

Fax:  931-729-4994

aelliott@hickmanco.com

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

The Director of Finance, under the supervision of and subject to the policies and regulations of the Finance Committee, is responsible for administering the finances of the county for all funds handled by the trustee, in conformity with generally accepted principles of governmental accounting and rules and regulations established by the state Comptroller of the Treasury, state Commissioner of Education, and state law. The director oversees the operation of the department of finance and installs and maintains a purchasing, payroll, budgeting, accounting, and cash management system for the county.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Maintaining sound fiscal procedures in all accounts and financial activities.

  • Issuing purchase orders for all departments and maintaining purchasing records including all accounts receivable and payable.

  • Maintaining payroll and benefit records for all county employees.

  • Preparing budget documents as well as budget amendments

  • Keeping tract of all county indebtedness and schedules of repayment.

  • Working with the Trustee in reconciling all county accounts.

 

COUNTY CLERK

The county clerk performs a variety of different functions: (1) keeping the official records of the legislative body; (2) keeping a record of all appropriations and allowances made by the legislative body and all claims chargeable against the county; (3) collecting certain local and state taxes, and (4) probating or acknowledging deeds and other instruments that are entitled to registration by law.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Issuing Vehicle Tags & Collecting Wheel Taxes

  • Issuing Marriage Licenses

  • Collecting Hotel/Motel Taxes

  • Applications for Business Licenses

  • Collecting Business Taxes

  • Handling Beer Sale Permits

  • Applications for Notaries

  • Maintaining Official Records of the County Commission

 

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Casey Dorton

114 North Central Ave, Suite 202

Centerville, TN  37033

Phone: 931-729-2621

Fax:  931-729-9951

casey.dorton@hickmanco.com

 

OFFICE HOURS

M-W-Th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tu-F 8:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.

 

REGISTER OF DEEDS

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Patty Sisk

114 North Central Ave, Suite 104

Centerville, TN  37033

Phone: 931-729-4882

Fax:  931-729-6113

hickman@titlesearcher.com

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The primary function of the register 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, papers under the Uniform Commercial Code, and other types of instruments. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, and contracts, and other transactions that affect the public interest. The register's office is in the county seat, and the records and papers must remain in the office at all times.

The register is also responsible for collecting "transfer" and "mortgage" taxes, and with some statutory exceptions, the register must collect a tax on the transfer of all interests in real estate, and the "mortgage" tax on recording instruments which evidence an indebtedness.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Permanently recording all deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, and papers under the Uniform Commercial Code.

  • Responsible for collection Transfer and Mortgage Taxes.

 

ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY

The assessor's duties include two basic functions: appraisal and assessment. After the assessor has determined the appraised value of property in the county, the assessed value is calculated. This is done by applying the classification percentage, as stated in the Tennessee Constitution, to the appraised value of the property. This assessed amount is taxed according to the rate established by the county legislative body. In order to keep appraisals current, reappraisals are done on a four, five or six year cycle. In those counties using a six year cycle, updating is done in the third year of the cycle. The counties with a four or five year cycle do no updating or indexing to reflect current value as do those using a six year cycle. However, in order to utilize the alternative five year cycle, the assessor and the county legislative body must agree to its use. Assessors are also required to maintain the property maps of the county.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Appraise all property in Hickman County for tax purposes.  Provide this information to attorneys, financial institutions, surveyors, title searchers as requested.

  • Change property ownership from registered deeds.

  • Conduct reappraisal as required by law to bring property values to market value.

  • Provide property information to delinquent tax attorney

  • Assist the County Board of Equalization with their annual functions.

  • For searchable Property Assessment Data, click HERE.

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Delton Mayberry

114 North Central Ave, Suite 106

Centerville, TN  37033

Phone: 931-729-2169

Fax:  931-729-6113

dmayberry@hickmanco.com

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

COUNTY TRUSTEE

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Cheryl Chessor

114 North Central Ave, Suite 105

Centerville, TN  37033

Phone: 931-729-3486

Fax:  931-729-1672

trustee@hickmanco.com

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The trustee serves three primary functions: (1) collecting all county property taxes; (2) keeping a fair regular account of all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds. In addition, the trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes. The trustee must keep a detailed account of these transactions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Collects and keeps a records of all county taxes.

  • Handles investment of idle county funds.

  • Reconciles check warrants with bank daily.

  • Helps citizens who qualify apply for and receive tax relief.