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County Officials

Name:
Carol Wade, County Clerk

Office Name:
County Clerk

Location:
1 Public Square
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone:
931-363-1509

Fax:
931-424-4795

E-mail:
carol.wade@state.tn.us
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The County Clerk is the clerk of the County Commission, and our office performs many duties. Our office prepares the agenda for the county commission meeting and publishes it for the Commissioners and the public, after the meeting we compile the minutes of the meeting and keep them on file for anyone to see. We collect a variety of taxes including Beer, Hotel/motel, Litigation and Sales tax on vehicles and boats. We also accept or issue Notary Public applications, Marriage, business, Drivers, Hunting/Fishing and Pawn/title pledge license.

To get a Marriage license, both parties must appear in our office, and they must provide us with their drivers license, a state issued picture ID, or their birth certificate and social security card. A marriage license fee is $93.50 or if they choose to take a premarital preparation course of at least four hours from a qualified instructor, the price drops to $33.50. We have a great variety of license plates, and more have been proposed, such as one for NASCAR, Volunteer firefighters, Wildflower, Horticulture, Choose Life, Girl Scouts, Hermitage, and the Honeybee.

To have a plate for your organization you must have one thousand or more applicants and pay their $35.00 fee before they are approved, and the organization makes up their own design. We also issue handicapped placards, to get one you must have a form completed by you doctor and present the form to us with the required fee. This office is anxious to provide Giles County with all services that we can provide by telephone, E-mail or in person.

County Clerk Carol Wade has announced a new service being provided by the office. The County Clerk's office has been designated as a Passport Acceptance Agent for the United States Department of State. We are very exited about providing this service and are still learning the process. To apply for a passport, an individual must provide proof of US citizenship by bringing in their certified birth certificate, proof of identity by providing your drivers license, two recent identical passport photographs, and the fee. The passport application must be completed but it has to be signed and sworn to before the passport agent. In general it takes about six weeks for a passport to be processed.The fee for a passport is $85.00. a person may request expedited service on their application, but it is our understanding that it still takes up to two weeks to receive the processed passport, and the fee to expedite is $60.00 in addition to the regular passport fee We are still learning more about the process and are very happy to be able to provide this service to the people of Giles County.

Name:
Merry Merle Sigmon,
Clerk & Master

Assistant:
Ann P Curtis and Brenda M Pierce
Deputy Clerks

Office Name:
Clerk & Master

Location:
1 Public Square
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone:
931-363-2620

E-mail:
gcchancery@gilescounty-tn.us
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The Clerk and Master files civil matters in Chancery Court, collects delinquent taxes and handles auctions to recover delinquent property taxes. The Clerk and Master is the principal administrative aide to the Chancery Court, providing assistance in the areas of courtroom administration and records management, docket maintenance, revenue management, maintenance of court minutes, official communication, and various other court-associated duties. The Clerk and Master is appointed by the Chancellor for a six-year term pursuant to the state constitution.

Name:
Kay Gibbons
Register of Deeds

Assistant:
Tammy Helton

Office Name:
Register of Deeds

Location:
1 Public Square
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Phone:
931-363-5137

Fax:
931-424-4797

E-mail:
GilesRod@TitleSearcher.com

Register of Deeds Staff
Kay Gibbons is currently serving as Register of Deeds in Giles County. There is one deputy, Tammy Helton. The Office of Register of Deeds is one of the oldest established offices in county government. As most people think of this office, they think of it as being the office where a deed is recorded--which is correct--this was the primary reason this office was created, however, this office does much more. Any transaction pertaining to real estate is recorded, such as sales contracts, sales agreements, probated wills along with the final order signed by a judge, orders, leases, mortgages (known as "Deeds of Trust" or "Trust Deeds", fixture filings (which mainly deal with mobile homes and heat pumps), judgments, liens, subdivision plats, notice of completions, bonds, charters, releases and greenbelts. Military discharges are also recorded in this office. The books in the Register of Deeds office start in 1896. Records before that date, as early as 1810, are located in the Old Records department located on the third floor in the courthouse.

The office became computerized in 1998. All documents are indexed back to January 1993. Because of computerization, processing time on all documents is much faster and documents are available online to those who subscribe to the website www.titlesearcher.com Records from January 1993 to present are available on the website and images, not indexes, for deed records are scanned back to 1966. These records are mostly accessed by titlesearchers and attorneys. There are 3 public workstations available for use. Searchers come to the office on a daily basis to obtain information on real estate located in Giles County.

Name:
Jo Ann Townsend
Trustee

Office Name:
County Trustee

Location:
1 Public Square
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone:
931-363-1676

E-mail:
gctrustee@energize.net
The office of Trustee is a four year term, and the Trustee serves three primary functions.  They consist of collecting all county property taxes, keeping a fair regular account of all money received, investing temporarily idle County funds and in addition the Trustee disburses sales tax revenues, the Trustee must also keep a detailed account of these transactions.  My staff and I invite each of you to drop by the office at any time, and we hope that you find our service to you to be courteous and accommodating.

Name:
Tommy Hyatt
Tax Assessor

Office Name:
Property Tax Assessor

Location:
1 Public Square
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone:
931-363-2166

Fax:
931-424-4795

E-mail:
gcassessor@@energize.net
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The Assessor's Office is responsible for the appraisal of all property, real and personal for taxation in Giles County. The field appraisal work is done from October through March every year at which time new construction or changes to the owner's property is recorded for the tax roll. This Office is also responsible for working the deeds that are recorded in the Register's Office that would change property to new ownership and also effect changes on the tax maps of the County. This Office is responsible to see that all changes made in the County for taxation purposes are turned over to the Trustee's Office for tax collection. Every six years county-wide reappraisals are done, with cooperation from the state, to reassess and update all properties. New square foot costs and acreage values are set at that time.

Name:
Crystal Greene, Circuit Court Clerk

Assistant:
Amy Moody, Karen Young, Diane Smith, Natalie Oakley
Paula Gatlin, Jennifer Brindley, Marsh Wallace

Office Name:
Circuit Court Clerk

Location:
1 Public Square
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone:
931-363-5311/931-363-5495

Fax:
931-424-4790

E-mail:
gccircuit@energize.net
 

Crystal Gibson Greene was elected as Circuit Court Clerk in August of 2006 to serve a 4 year term. Six full time and one part time deputies and the clerk, staff the office of Circuit Court. Each deputy specializes in a certain area of the office but all are cross-trained to more efficiently serve our community.

In January of 1990 our office became computerized. All records prior to this date can be found in court docket books located in the Clerk's office. Our office handles all General Sessions Criminal, Civil, Juvenile and Child Support Cases filed in Giles County. We also handle all Circuit Criminal, Circuit Civil and Circuit Child Support. All Grand Jury Indictments are filed in our office and become public record once papers are served on the defendant. We also select and empanel jurors to serve on a six-month term of jury duty.

These jurors are randomly selected from Tennessee Drivers License holders that are residents of Giles County. The Circuit Court is responsible for receipting and disbursing the millions of dollars collected through our court annually. Much of the money collected through our court is turned over to our County while other is paid to various state agencies. In addition to the above our office would like to be helpful to the citizens and business owners in our area. We offer a list of current worthless check offender's, which may be helpful to cut down on loss of revenue to our local businesses. To be added to our mailing list for this printout please contact us at the number below.

Name:
Kyle Helton, Sheriff

Office Name:
County Sheriff

Location:
200 Thomas Gatlin, Dr.,
Pulaski, TN 38478

Phone:
931-363-3505

Fax:
931-424-7039

E-mail:
Sheriff.Helton@GilesSD.com
   Kyle Helton Photo

Welcome to the Giles County Sheriff's Office web page. Giles County is located in the heart of Southern Middle Tennessee and is home to many historic buildings, civil war battle sites, and some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. The Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement provider for Giles County, providing services in patrol, criminal investigations, civil process service, criminal warrant service, and operating the county jail.

Website Link: www.GilesSD.com

Name:
Barry Hyatt, Superintendent

Office Name:
County Highway Commissioner

Location:
Industrial Park Road

Phone:
931-363-1635

Fax:
931-424-7049

   

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