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County Mayor | County Commissioners | Assessor of Property |Circuit Court Clerk | County Clerk |Register of Deeds | Road Supervisor | Sheriff | Trustee | School Board

County Mayor


Greg Wilson, County Mayor
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2314

The County Mayor (Executive) is an ex office or non-voting member of the County Commission.  The Mayor can only vote to break a tie on an agenda item.  The Mayor also has veto power on an agenda vote.  The County Mayor is the Chief Financial Officer of the county.  The Mayor is instrumental in preparation of the budget. 

The County Mayor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of county government.  The Mayor will prepare the agenda and all relevant documents for County Court Meetings.  The County Court will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commission Room at 121 Taft Drive Spencer, TN 38585.



County Commissioners

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5

Michael Woodlee
(276) 614-7588

David Chandler

Bill Mosley
(931) 686-2913

Henry Seamons
(931) 607-4721

Terry Hickey

Robert Van Winkle
(423) 881-5133

Joey Grissom

Will Maxwell

Mickey Robinson
(931) 946-2351

Brian Simmons

 


Assessor of Property


Darlene Hale, Assessor of Property
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2451

The Assessor of Property has the responsibility to discover, list, classify and value all property within Van Buren County.  Property is divided into two classes, real property and personal property.  Real property includes land and all buildings, structures and improvements to the land.  Personal property is machinery and equipment, fixtures, furniture and other items that are moveable in nature and used by a business.

Circuit Court Clerk


B. J. Baker
Circuit Court Clerk
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2153

The office of the Circuit Court Clerk is responsible for attending the Session, Circuit and Juvenile courts and providing the clerical function for the court.  The Clerk also handles the collection, receipt and accounting for all litigation taxes, court costs, fines, fees and restitution as ordered by the court.  The Clerk is responsible for the management of complaints, petitions, summons, orders and other document relating to lawsuits filed with the court.  The Clerk handles the collection, receipt, and civil warrants, Detainer warrants, executions, garnishments, subpoenas and other related documents as assigned by law.  The Clerk collects and disburses child support payments as ordered by the Circuit Court Judge.

County Clerk


Lisa Rigsby
County Clerk
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(931) 946-2121

 

Notice of Business Licenses for Van Buren County

  1. If you have a Business in Van Buren County you will need a Business License unless your gross amount of income is under $3000.000.

  2. If your gross income is from $3000,00 to $10,000.00, you need to get a minimum Business license that stays here in Van Buren County for $15.00. You will renew this license ever year through the County Clerks Office.

  3. If your gross amount of income is $10,000.00 or more, you will need to apply through the County Clerks Office for a Business License for $15.00 and this will go directly to the Department Of Revenue and you will renew this license every year though TNTAP (Department of Revenue).

 Any questions please call your County Clerks Office at (931) 946-2121.


The office of the County Clerk provides Vehicle Registration and Renewal.  The County Clerk also provides Marriage License.  Additional services include Business License, Duplicate Titles, Notaries and Boat Registration.  The office keeps the minutes for the Beer Board.  The County Clerk keeps and provides the Minutes for all County Commission Meetings.

 

Register of Deeds


April Shockley
Register of Deeds
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-7363

The Register of Deeds office is responsible for recording documents which affect the legal status of real property.  The Register’s Office also collects recording taxes due to the state as required by law.  This office is constantly working to improve our record management and are willing to assist at any time.

Road Supervisor


Randy Oakes
Road Supervisor
PO Box 106
432 Sullivan Road
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2161

The Van Buren County Highway Department is responsible for all roads on the Van Buren County road list.  The Highway Department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the entire county road system and bridges during all seasons including inclement weather.  The County Highway Department is not responsible for state, city and private roads.  The Highway Department works four ten hour days each week and stay on call at all times to clear roads to protect drivers safety.

Sheriff


Eddie Carter, Sheriff
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2118

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the policing of the community, service of warrants and courtroom security.  The Sheriff’s Department also staffs and maintains the county jail.  Van Buren County is a small community orientated law enforcement department that strives to serve the citizens of Van Buren County.  Police protection is provided at all times for community safety.

Trustee


Tammie Clendenon, Trustee
121 Taft Drive
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2263

The Trustee is the banker for the county.  Some of the duties include investing funds in Certificates of Deposit, collecting property taxes, receipting, depositing and distributing funds from the State of Tennessee, Van Buren County Schools, Highway Department, Ambulance Service, Sheriff’s Department, Register of Deeds, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Clerk & Master, County Mayor’s Office and all collections from the Convenience Centers for Solid Waste.  Other duties include maintaining tax records, assisting daily with tax searches and providing assistance to mortgage companies.

The Trustee also gives the School, Highway Department, Sheriff’s Department and County Mayor’s Office monthly reports.  The Tax Relief Program is for the elderly or disabled or 100% disabled veterans.  This program is beneficial to the Citizens of the county.

School Board
www.vanburenscshools.org
293 Sparta Street
Spencer, TN  38585
(931) 946-2242
 

District 1

Ronnie Hitchcock

 

District 2

Tim Hodges

 

District 3

Barry Austin

 

District 4

David Shockley

 

District 5
(Chairman)
Ricky Walling

                     
                     
 
 
Van Buren County | 121 Taft Drive | Spencer, Tennessee 38585 | (931) 946-2314