County Officials

Mayor_ChambersCounty Mayor - Stephen Chambers
The Mayor is responsible for the day to day operations of the county government, is the head of all county departments, and must for submit a budget proposal to the County Commission. The Mayor serves as an ex officio non-voting member of all committees under the County Commission, and as a member of all boards and commissions of the county government. The Mayor is an elected position, with a term of four years.

Steve PaxtonAdministrator of Elections - Steve Paxton
The County Election Commission appoints the Administrator of Elections to oversee the day to day operations of the Election Commission. The responsibilities of the Administrator include providing information concerning voter restriction and absentee ballots, verifying candidates qualifying for an election, conducting the elections, and tallying the votes before preparing the public announcement of the election outcome. The Elections Administrator is also responsible for maintaining voter registration records and voting histories for each voter.

Assessor_ByrdAssessor of Property - Dewayne Byrd
The Property Assessor is required to locate, classify and appraise all taxable property according to the laws of the State of Tennessee. This includes conducting a countywide Reappraisal every four years. The Assessor is an elected position with a term of four years.


Circuit_TaylorCircuit Court Clerk - Kim Taylor
The mission of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is to diligently and professionally serve the needs of the Courts, legal community and citizens of Hartsville Trousdale County, Tennessee, through ethical values, personal service, integrity, transparency, and technology to achieve an unmatched level of efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Shelly Jones 2020 - CopyClerk and Master - Shelly Jones
The Clerk and Master is the clerk of the chancery court and is appointed by the chancellor for a six-year term. The Clerk and Master is required by statute to keep rule and execution dockets, enter the minutes of the court, file and enter all documents, pleadings, papers, and exhibits; invest funds under the Clerk’s control; attend court; and perform all other duties as required by law.

Clerk_CrowderCounty Clerk - Rita Crowder
The County Clerk is an elected official and serves a term of four years. The duties of the office range from being secretary to the County Commission, taking and maintaining the official minutes which are available for public viewing, to conducting a great deal of the State’s taxation duties within the County. The County Clerk processes Notary Applications, Beer Licenses, and offers on-line renewals. Other duties including issuing vehicle registrations, boat registrations, marriage licenses, business licenses, as well as game and fish licenses.  Also, numerous public records generated by other offices within the county are kept on file by the Clerk. The County Clerk is an elected position with a term of four years.

Register_HallRegister of Deeds - Candice Hall
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, deeds of trust, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, records under the Uniform Commercial Code (primarily fixture filings), and other types of documents. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts, and other transactions that affect the public interest. The register is an elected official and serves a term of four years.

Sheriff_RussellSheriff - Ray Russell
The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the County. His law enforcement duties include prevention and investigation of crimes on persons and property, service of civil and criminal warrants, and patrolling of county and state roadways. The Sheriff also, oversees the administration of the Jail, and the security of the Courts. The Sheriff is an elected official and serves a term of four years.

Bill ScruggsSuperintendent of Roads - Bill Scruggs
Is the administrator of the Highway Department. The Superintendent has control over the location, relocation, construction, reconstruction, repair, and maintenance of the county road system as well as the other administrative tasks such as overseeing staffing of the Highway Department. The Superintendent is an elected official, and serves a four year term.

Trustee_CarmanTrustee - Cindy Carman
The Trustee generally acts as treasurer for the county, receiving and paying out funds. The Trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes. Annual property taxes are payable to the Trustee’ Office. The Trustee is an elected position with a term of four years.

BBCounty Attorney - Branden Bellar
The County Attorney serves as legal counsel to the County Government and provides advice to the County Mayor and County Commission. The duties of the position include reviewing proposed resolutions and Ordinances, contracts, leases, and representing the County Government in court. The County Attorney is appointed by the County Mayor, with approval by the County Commission.