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121 East Main St.
P.O. Box 16
Linden, TN 37096
(931) 589 2216

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Perry County Clerk, Glenda Leegan

Perry County Clerk, Glenda Leegan

121 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 16
Linden, TN 37096

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Phone

931-589-2219 Office

931-589-5107 FAX

 

Hours

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

We observe all Federal holidays.

 

The Perry County Court Clerk responsibilities include issuing many of the licenses and renewals needed for daily life in Perry County. However, it goes well beyond this.  Below is a full list of the County Clerk's responsibilities:

 

  • Title and motor vehicle registration and licensing
  • Collection of sales tax on motor vehicles
  • Motor vehicle registration renewals and issuance of tags and stickers. A convenience kiosk is available at Lobelville City Hall for regular registration renewals. New services are going to be provided at the kiosks, such as To renew your car tag online, click HERE.
  • REAL ID and drivers license renewal.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call ahead to make an appointment and ensure the
  • Issuance of marriage licenses and collection of state and other taxes on marriage. The Perry County Court Clerk does not perform marriage ceremonies.
  • Issuance of  hunting and fishing license
  • Issuance of  boat licensing

 

  • Issuance of business licenses, applications for which may be picked up in the Clerk’s office
  • Collection of minimal business taxes
  • Collection of hotel and motel occupancy taxes
  • Recording the minutes of the Perry County Commission and maintain the minutes for public inspection upon request
  • Maintenance of the record of all active notaries public in the county and handles coordination between the secretary of state, the notary applicant and the County Commission
  • Issuance of beer permits
  • Convening of beer board meetings and recording of minutes, which are on file at the County Court Clerk’s office

 

Self Service Kiosk in Lobelville

A kiosk is available at Lobelville City Hall.  You can renew your driver's license at this time, and more services are being made available as listed at the Tennessee Government website for Department of Safety & Homeland Security.  Here is a link.

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Titles and Registration

 

There are well over 40 forms covering Motor Vehicles.  Please go to the State of Tennessee website for the form selection of your choice. Among the most commonly used forms are included herein.

 

Motor Vehicles

To title and register your new vehicle, you will need to submit to your resident county clerk the following:

-Manufacturer's Statement of Origin
-the new vehicle's invoice and
-a copy of your current registration if transferring your license plate

To title and register a used vehicle, submit to your resident county clerk the following:

-a valid certificate of title properly assigned along with an Odometer Disclosure Statement, if applicable
-a copy of the current registration if transferring your license plate

Please note: You will need to provide proof of identification and proof of residency when titling and registering your vehicle.

Auto Dealer Information

If you sell more than five vehicles in a calendar year in Tennessee, you must have a dealer license.

Requirements to Apply for a Dealer License

-An approved building facility physically separate from all other buildings, with office furniture and a working telephone (cell or mobile phone not acceptable as primary line).
-A vehicle display area large enough to fit 15 vehicles.
-To meet the sign requirements of a minimum letter height (per ordinance), permanently installed, and visible from the road.
-A garage facility or a service agreement with a nearby garage.
-Certificate of Liability Insurance (minimum $300,000)
-Business tax license
-Sales tax identification number
-Personal and/or financial check disclosure
-Financial statement prepared by a CPA
-Zoning compliance
-Franchise agreement letter from the manufacturer
-Two-year surety bond

If applicable:
-Stockholders update
-City tax license
-Corporate charter
-Warranty rate form

Please go to the State of Tennessee website for the form selection of your choice.

Fees

-New vehicle dealer: $400, per line make
-Used vehicle dealer: $400
-New motorcycle dealer: $400, per line make
-Salesperson or change of employer endorsement: $35
-Motor vehicle show permit: $200
-RV dealer: $400
-Manufacturer, distributor, factory branch, or distributor branch: $1600
-Factory distributor representative: $400
-Auto Dismantler/Recycler: $400
-Automobile auction: $800
-All duplicate licenses: $25

Please go to the State of Tennessee website for the form selection of your choice.


For more information, refer to www.dmv.org

Handicap Placards/Plates

Handicap individuals must have form SF0953 completed by a physician to obtain plates or placard. If purchasing a plate, an individual has to be a registered handicap person. Handicap license plates cost $29.00 plus applicable wheel tax. If an individual is permanently confined to a wheel chair, the plate is free. If a handicap individual obtains plates, the placard is free. If no plate is purchased, the placard is $26.50, and it is renewable every two years for $3.

 

selfservice vehiclerenewalSelf-service Vehicle Renewal Kiosk

 

There is a Self-service Vehicle Renewal Kiosk at Lobelville City Hall, open from Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30 pm, and Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Avoid lines and quickly renew your registration by using a self-service kiosk. Just scan your current registration or driver's license, select your vehicle, and pay with a debit or credit card.

After a successful renewal, your registration and renewal decal will print immediately at the kiosk. In just a matter of seconds you will have your renewed registration and be on your way.

 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

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Payments are accepted by credit or debit card.

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*Card types accepted may vary by location.

 

FEES

 

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A convenience fee will be charged by a third party vendor for all transactions. The convenience fee is in addition to any renewal fee or taxes that may be due.

 

 

LOCATION & HOURS

 

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Open M-F 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobelville City Hall
55 South Main Street
Lobelville TN 37097

 


Vehicle Renewal Requirements:

CheckYour vehicle(s) must be registered in a participating county.
CheckYou must have your current registration or driver's license.
check mark icon 24x25You must have a vehicle Emission Inspection on file (if applicable).
check mark icon 24x25You must have proof of liability insurance on file (if applicable).

 

 Tennessee car tags

 

 

Marriage License

Marriage License

Before a marriage can occur in Tennessee, a license must be obtained from a County Clerk. Ministers of the Gospel, Rabbis, Christian Science practitioners, and various civil officials are authorized by law to solemnize a marriage.  Marriage license requirements are specific to each applicant's age. Please refer to the following guidelines for a specific age group.

Premarital Preparation Course

Tennessee Code Annotated §36-6-413(b)(5) provides that couples who complete premarital preparation courses shall be exempt from the $60 fee otherwise imposed by that code section. The course must not be less than four (4) hours and completed no more than one year prior to the date of application for the license. Parties may attend separate classes. If they do, separate certificates must be filed.

pdfMarriage Counseling Form

Marriage License Information

Before a marriage can occur in Tennessee, a license must be obtained from a County Clerk. Ministers of the Gospel, Rabbis, Christian Science practitioners, and various civil officials are authorized by law to solemnize a marriage.  Marriage license requirements are specific to each applicant's age. Please refer to the following guidelines for a specific age group.

Marriage License Requirements for 18 Years of Age or Older


-Blood tests not needed
-No waiting period

-ID requirements:
One of the following: State certified birth certificate, Driver License, State Issued ID

-Identification guidelines for Legal Aliens who do not have a social security number:
1) Each with valid expiration dates: Passport and American Visa, or
2) Resident Alien Card

-Please contact your county for specific fees.

-You must know the following:
Parents full name (including maiden name of mother)
Parents state of birth and address (if living)
Applicant's number of prior marriages
Date last marriage ended (if applicable)

-A marriage license is valid for 30 days after issuance and may be executed outside of Tennessee. However, it must be returned to the issuing Clerk for recording and filing with the Tennessee Vital Records Office.

Marriage License Requirements for 17 Years of Age


-Blood tests are no longer needed

-If applicant is 17 years of age, the other party has to be within four years their senior.

-Consent of parents, guardian, or next of kin (unless minor emancipated).

-Parent or guardian must accompany in applying for license. Custodial Parent must bring custody papers (if applicable) to show proof of custody.

-Identification guidelines for Legal Aliens:
1) Each with valid expiration dates: Passport and American Visa, or
2) Resident Alien Card

-ID requirements:
-Proof of Social Security Number (Social Security Card or Driver License containing SSN)

-Please contact your county for specific fees.

-You must know the following:
Parents full name (including maiden name of mother)
Parents state of birth and address (if living)
Applicant's number of prior marriages
Date last marriage ended (if applicable)

-A marriage license is valid for 30 days after issuance and may be executed outside of Tennessee. However, it must be returned to the issuing Clerk for recording and filing with the Tennessee Vital Records Office.

 

Taxes

Hotel/Motel/Campground/Other Occupancy Tax

Taxpayer must file return even though no tax is due to the County Clerk. This report must be filed by the 20th day of the following month for which a report is due.

pdfHotel/Motel Tax Form

Business Tax

The Business Tax Act makes it a taxable privilege to make sales or engage in any vocation listed in Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 67-4-708(1) - (4). Any county or incorporated municipality on Tennessee may levy the privilege tax on those listed activities that take place within its geographical boundaries. (Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-4-704) Engaging in any business, business activity, vocation, or occupation described under this act is declared to be a privilege for state purposes and taxable by the state alone. (Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-4-705) The tax imposed under the Business Tax Act may be collected in addition to any other applicable privilege taxes established by law. The tax will be in lieu of any or all ad valorem taxes on the inventories of merchandise held for sale or exchange by persons taxable under this law. (Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-4-701)

"Business" Defined
"Business" includes any activity engaged in by any person with the object of gain, benefit, or advantage, either directly or indirectly. Business does not include occasional and isolated sales or transactions by a person who is not routinely engaged in business. Occasional and isolated sales, also known as casual and isolated sales, are sales made by persons not in the business of regularly selling the type of property being sold. Occasional and isolated sales are also sales of tangible property taking place only during temporary sales periods of 30 days or less and occurring no more than twice per year such as the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Business also does not include an individual property owner that utilizes a property management company to manage vacation lodging for overnight rentals.

 

  Tennessee Department of Revenue
Taxpayer Services Division
Andrew Jackson Building, 3rd Floor
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37242-1099
     Toll Free: (800) 342-1003
Out-of-state: (615) 253-0600
TDD: (615) 741-7398
 

 

Regional Offices:


Chattanooga:
540 McCallie Avenue, Suite 350
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 634-6266

 

Jackson:
Lowell Thomas State Office Building
225 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Dr., Room 405-B
Jackson, TN 38301

Johnson City:
204 High Point Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 854-5321

Knoxville:
531 Henley Street, Room 606
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 594-6100

Memphis:
3150 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN 38133
(901) 213-1400

Morristown:
511 W. 2nd North Street
Morristown, TN 37814
(423) 586-1993

 

Game & Fishing

Game & Fishing Licenses

 

If you hunt game or attempt to hunt game by any method or if you assist someone else to do so, you must have a valid hunting license.   The hunting and fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, the beginning of prime fishing, and expires one year from the date of purchase. 

Most licenses, except the Lifetime Sportsman License and specialty licenses, such as Wheelchair, Disabled Veteran, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), and Blind Fishing licenses, are available from most county clerks, sporting goods stores, hardware stores, boat docks,  online, and from all TWRA offices. 

Season dates are subject to change. License fees are subject to change.  And migratory bird seasons are determined by federal regulations.  This is another three good reasons to check out the  Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency website.  

Hunting and fishing license sales and federal excise taxes comprise almost 100 percent of the TWRA's operating funds. Thank you for buying a hunting and fishing license. Without your support, Tennessee would not have the abundance of fish and wildlife that we all enjoy. 

 

Hunting and Fishing Licenses may be purchased at the Perry County Clerk's Office. For online information regarding licensing, please refer to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency website.  

 

Notary

Various notary stamps for the State of TennesseeNotary Commission Services

Involves issuing and maintaining records relating to notary commissions.
NOTE: For notary application and election information, please contact the County Clerk's Office.

 

 


Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about a Notary:

A Notary is a county public official whose powers and duties are defined by statute. Basically, a Notary has the power to administer oaths and take depositions, affidavits and acknowledgments. A Notary's powers and duties can be exercised in all counties in the State of Tennessee.

Statutory age, residency and qualification requirements are specified in TCA §8-18-101 and §8-16-101. It is a misdemeanor to take office as a Notary if a disqualification exists.

A Notary is elected by the county legislative body in the county in which the applicant, at the time of his/her election, resides or maintains his/her principal place of business. An application and a fee (part of which will go the County Clerk's office and part to the Secretary of State) must be submitted to the County Clerk. The County Clerk certifies an election of the applicant by the county legislative body and forwards the certification and the State fee to the Secretary of State, Division of Business Services.

Upon receipt of the election certification and the State fee from the County Clerk, the Division of Business Services prepares, records and forwards to the County Clerk the notary commission signed by the Governor and the Secretary of State. The County Clerk records the notary commission and notifies the person to whom the commission was issued. After an oath has been taken and bond posted, the County Clerk delivers the notary commission to the person elected.

If a Notary moves his/her residence or principal place of business out of the county from which he/she was elected to another Tennessee county, the Notary remains qualified to act as a Notary, but must notify the County Clerk of the county from which he/she was elected, and the County Clerk in turn will notify the Secretary of State, Division of Business Services of the change of address. A processing fee of $7 ($5 for the County Clerk and $2 for the Secretary of State) must be submitted to the County Clerk. If a Notary moves his/her residence or principal place of business out of the State of Tennessee, he/she is no longer qualified to act as a Tennessee Notary and must surrender his/her commission.

A Notary's term of office is four years, beginning on the date that the notary commission is issued by the Governor. A notary commission can be renewed through the same method as the initial election (see above). It is a Class C misdemeanor for a Notary to act in an official capacity after the expiration of the notary commission.

A Notary has the power to administer oaths and take depositions, affidavits, and acknowledgments. A Notary’s powers and duties can be exercised in all counties in the State of Tennessee.

The Attorney General stated that the notary is not required to keep the record in a particular type of “well bound book,” but that the notary may keep the information in another recorded format, as long as certain standards are met, as set forth fully in the opinion.

This Attorney General’s opinion is available here: Attorney General Opinion No. 14-89

According to Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-21-1201, “Notaries public are entitled to demand and receive reasonable fees and compensation for the notaries public's services.”

In 2010, the Attorney General's office gave its opinion on Notarization of Spouse's Signature.

2010 Opinion 10-97: Notarizing of Spouse's Signature

Notaries are state officials. View Attorney General opinion on Whether notaries public are state or county officials.

sample notary sealState law requires all Notaries to use a seal design prescribed by the Secretary of State. Pursuant to Rule 1360-7-2-.01(1), a Notary commissioned on or after July 1, 2004, must use a seal that substantially conforms to the following design: a circular seal with the Notary's name (as it appears on the commission) printed at the top, the county of election printed at the bottom, and the words "State of Tennessee Notary Public" or "Tennessee Notary Public" printed in the center. A sample seal format appears below:

Pursuant to Rule 1360-7-2-.01(2), a Notary commissioned prior to July 1, 2004, must use either the seal design described above, or, until the expiration of his/her current term of office, may continue to use a seal that substantially conforms to the following design: a circular seal with the Notary's name (as it appears on the commission) printed at the top, the county and state printed at the bottom, and "Notary Public at Large" printed in the center. A sample seal format appears below:

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A Notary must purchase an official seal at his/her own expense. The seal should be a rubber or other type stamp (not an embossed/impression seal) and must be imprinted in "...any color other than black or yellow, provided the color used to imprint the seal shall be clearly legible and appear as black when photocopied on a non-color copier." However, these requirements do not apply to Notaries commissioned prior to July 1, 2004, until the expiration of their current terms of office. In addition, the failure to imprint the seal with a proper color does not invalidate the notarization and does not subject the Notary to any civil or criminal liability. Furthermore, the use of an embossed/impression seal after May 12, 2003, does not render an acknowledgment defective. The seal must be surrendered to the county legislative body upon expiration of the Notary's term of office or resignation, and the personal representative must surrender the seal in the event of the Notary's death.

A Notary is considered a county public official and may be removed from office just as any other county official. Complaints concerning official misconduct should be directed to the appropriate official (such as the County Attorney or the District Attorney General) in the county in which the Notary is elected or in which the alleged misconduct occurred.

A Notary whose name has been legally changed can obtain a new commission by submitting to the Division of Business Services (through the County Clerk) the original commission, a statement from the County Clerk indicating that the legal name has changed and identifying the former and current names, and payment of a $5 fee to the Secretary of State. The new commission will be forwarded to the County Clerk for delivery to the Notary.

Restrictions and disclosure notices may apply to advertising by certain Notaries. Please review the consumer protection provisions found in Title 8, Chapter 16, Part 4 of Tennessee Code Annotated.

For Notary application and election information, please contact your County Clerk. The Secretary of State, Division of Business Services maintains an Internet website that includes some Notary information and a searchable database of current notary commissions. The Division's site may be accessed via the Secretary of State's home page at: Tennessee Secretary of State website.  The Secretary of State, Division of Business Services is neither authorized nor qualified to provide legal advice relative to Notaries or their powers and duties. Please contact an attorney or other qualified professional for such information.

Boat Registration

Boat Registration

Following the Governor’s Executive Order, the TN Fish and Wildlife Commission has authorized Agency personnel to temporarily forgive those whose boats aren’t registered because of county office closures and the need to pay taxes on new boats.  As such, it is advised that you keep a photocopy of your bill of sale in your vessel until such time that clerks reopen and taxes may be paid.  This will allow you to present proof of ownership to an officer should you be stopped.

Tennessee law requires that all mechanically powered vessels (including documented vessels) and all sailboats which are principally used in Tennessee must be registered. Mechanical propulsion includes electric trolling motors but does not include boats powered only by oars or paddles. Boats which require registration must be properly registered before using them upon any public water of Tennessee. Currently registered boats from other states may use Tennessee waters for a period not to exceed 60 consecutive days. Exception: Sailboats brought into Tennessee by persons from states that do not require numbering of sailboats are exempt from registration provided that Tennessee is not the state of principal use and that the vessel will not be used on Tennessee waters over 60 consecutive days.

Registration Fees

Registration fees are determined by the length of the boat. The vessel may be registered for one, two or three years upon option by the owner. However, if an owner acquires another boat, there is no transfer of fees from one boat to another.

Vessel Fee Category1 Year   2 Year   3 Year   
16 feet and under $15 $28 $41
Over 16 feet to less than 26 feet        $29 $56 $83
26 feet to less than 40 feet $44 $84 $125
40 feet and over $59 $113 $166
Dealer / Manufacturer $37 $75 $111
Duplicate $7    

 

How to Register

Persons who wish to register a boat must complete a registration form, available through a county clerk's office or from the dealer that sold you the boat.

  • Initial Registration: The Tennessee Department of Revenue requires that boats which have never been registered before must show certification that their sales tax was paid when purchased. The owner needs to have the appropriate county clerk's office or boat dealer stamp on the application verifying that the tax was paid. The registration form is then mailed to or taken to the address shown on the form for processing.
  • Registered Boats transferred from one individual to another: Follow the same process as described for previously unregistered boats above. If a dealer is not involved, the county clerk's office will require a bill of sale from the individuals involved.
  • Renewing a registration that does not involve a change of ownership: You may renew instantly by going to any business that sells TWRA hunting and fishing licenses. You must have the boat registration TN number and it is very helpful to have your TWRA ID number with you. You will receive a temporary registration which will allow you to operate your boat until your new decals and registration card arrive by mail, in about 2 weeks.
  • Registration by Dealers or Manufacturers: Dealers or manufacturers may apply for registration which can be transferred from one vessel to another. A copy of the business license and sales tax number must accompany the application for a dealer or manufacturer number. Such vessels are to be used for demonstration purposes only and more than one vessel may not be operated simultaneously with the same number. In addition, vessels being demonstrated must have the Certificate of Number on board and the registration number must be correctly displayed. However, such vessels may display the number by having it attached to removable signs which can be temporarily but firmly attached to the vessel.

Source: https://www.tn.gov/twra/boating#registration

 

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Boating Safety Education

The Tennessee mandatory boating education law is similar to the driver’s license law. You acquire the study materials, study, and then take an approved boating safety exam administered by an approved representative of the TWRA.

Find a boating safety course near you!

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  • Initial Registration: The Tennessee Department of Revenue requires that boats which have never been registered before must show certification that their sales tax was paid when purchased. The owner needs to have the appropriate county clerk's office or boat dealer stamp on the application verifying that the tax was paid. The registration form is then mailed to or taken to the address shown on the form for processing.
  • Registered Boats transferred from one individual to another: Follow the same process as described for previously unregistered boats above. If a dealer is not involved, the county clerk's office will require a bill of sale from the individuals involved.
  • Renewing a registration that does not involve a change of ownership: You may renew instantly by going to any business that sells TWRA hunting and fishing licenses. You must have the boat registration TN number and it is very helpful to have your TWRA ID number with you. You will receive a temporary registration which will allow you to operate your boat until your new decals and registration card arrive by mail, in about 2 weeks.
  • Registration by Dealers or Manufacturers: Dealers or manufacturers may apply for registration which can be transferred from one vessel to another. A copy of the business license and sales tax number must accompany the application for a dealer or manufacturer number. Such vessels are to be used for demonstration purposes only and more than one vessel may not be operated simultaneously with the same number. In addition, vessels being demonstrated must have the Certificate of Number on board and the registration number must be correctly displayed. However, such vessels may display the number by having it attached to removable signs which can be temporarily but firmly attached to the vessel.

Source: https://www.tn.gov/twra/boating#registration


 

The TWRA maintains a separate online presence where boat owners can register or renew their vessel online, check application status and upload documents, and obtain replacement registration cards and decals.  Just click on the link The Go Outdoors Online Vessel System.  Login to:

  • Register or Renew Your Vessel Online
  • Check Application Status – Upload your Documents
  • Obtain Replacement Registration Cards & Decals

 

Organ Donor Registration

Tennessee Organ and Tissue Donor RegistryJoin the Tennessee Organ and Tissue Donor Registry by:

  • Clicking HERE to register online
  • Checking "YES" on your driver's license application and EVERY time you renew

When You Register:

  • You have the ability to give life to people who need organ and tissue transplants and contribute to groundbreaking research and education.
  • You live on through grateful recipients and their families.
  • You give legal consent to become an organ and tissue donor.*

* Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 2010 Tennessee Code Annotated Title 68, Chapter 30

You can choose to donate all of your organs and tissues or specify among the following:

Organs: Heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and small intestine

Tissues: Skin, bones, ligaments, vertebral bodies, heart valves, pericardium, veins, blood vessels, nerves, and eyes/corneas

 

 

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