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110 N Park St #208, Hohenwald, TN 38462

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Lewis County Airport at John A. Baker Field
1180 W Main St, Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: (931) 796-3378

Contact the Maintenance Department at 931-796-2417.

The Maintenance Department also serves as the county’s Animal Control Department. With questions or problems with Animal Control please call 931-628-0938.

Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce welcomes business to middle Tennessee with resources, local support and many other options for relocating and growing commerce in Lewis County. Offices are located within the historic train depot on Main Street alongside the official Welcome Center for Hohenwald and inside the War Memorial Building at 31 Smith Avenue. To learn more about the Hohenwald Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, click here to be relocated to

112 East Main Street (Inside the historic train depot),

Executive Director: Debbie Landers

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Lewis County Clerk & Master Kaitlin Bates
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Lewis County Clerk & Master Deputy Clerk Linda Stubblefield
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Lewis County Courthouse
110 North Park, Room 208
Hohenwald, TN 38462
P: 931-796-3734
F: 931-796-6017

Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lewis County Circuit Court Clerk Barbara Hinson

110 North Park Ave Room 201
Hohenwald TN, 38462
P: 931-796-3724
F: 931-796-6021

The Lewis County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office:

  • Collects fines for General Sessions and Criminal court
  • Issues warrants, summons, citations, etc.
  • Keeps records and minutes for General Sessions and Circuit courts
  • Jury duty

County Clerk, Sandra Clayton
110 N Park Room 105
Hohenwald, TN 38462
P: 931-796-2200
F: 931-796-6010
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M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
The county clerk is a constitutional officer and is elected by the people for a term of four years. The county clerk is the clerk of the county legislative body and maintains the official county commission minutes. The office performs many other duties including vehicle registrations (which may also include the collection of sales tax), issuance of marriage licenses, county beer licenses, collection of hotel/motel taxes, issuance of county business license and notary applications.

Methods of payment: Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover

Download the FREE Auto Assistant App today in order to renew your vehicle registration online. Sign up to receive notifications for renewals and to present electronic proof of renewal.

District 1
(931) 964-3403

District 1

District 2
(931) 796-7477

District 2
(931) 285-2202

District 3
(931) 224-9107

District 3
(931) 796-7764

District 4
(931) 628-0846

District 4

District 5
(931) 796-2410

District 5
(270) 887-5851

District 6
(931) 796-5580

District 6
(931) 628-8489

District 7
(931) 209-8340

District 7
(931) 224-9051

District 8

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Lewis County Commission is meeting electronically and we will post the recordings from these meetings on this page.

County Commission Meeting April 20, 2020

Solid Waste Committee

Public Safety Committee

Budget Committee

Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner
110 North Park Ave Room 107
Hohenwald, TN 38462
P: 931-796-3378
F: 931-796-6010

Office Hours: 7:30 – 4:00 M-F

County Mayor Jonah Keltner, as the chief financial officer for Lewis County, the County Mayor is responsible for compiling a budget for all county departments, offices and agencies, which he then presents to the Board of Commissioners for approval. Once the budget is approved, the County Mayor routinely examines the accounts of all county offices to ensure they are being properly managed.

Mayor Keltner and his staff, which includes Johnny Clayton, Sandra Collins and Renee Odom, are also responsible for administering the payroll function of all Lewis County Government employees, as well as managing various bank accounts, finance, accounts payable, accounts receivable and solid waste payment duties. Additionally, the County Mayor’s office is responsible for supervising the county’s insurance and liability needs, administering employee benefits, and serves as the Lewis County Government human resources department.

The County Mayor serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board of Commissioners and on each committee of the Board of Commissioners, in addition to each board, commission, or authority of the county government. The County Mayor has a large role of leadership throughout the community, and has the care and custody of all county property, unless it is placed with another officer.

Administrator of Elections, Rusty Isbell
Deputy AOE, Tammy Carroll
The Election Administrator is appointed by the Election Commission and is responsible for organizing all matters related to local elections in the County, including voter and candidate registration, conducting the elections, and tallying the vote.

Election Commissioners:

David L Thomas Jr., Chairman
Robin Davis, Secretary
Rebecca L Rawdon
Jim Hatchett
Jerry Turner

Mission Statement
Our goal is to have the trust of our citizens, to provide open and honest elections, as set out by the laws of Tennessee and the United States. We encourage each and every eligible person to participate in the election process.



Daniel B. Atkinson, Director of EMA / Director of 911 Board   931-796-3033 
Lewis County Sheriff’s Department 931-796-5096
Lewis County Fire Department 931-796-6055
Emergency Management Agency  931-796-3033 
Tennessee Highway Patrol 931-796-5778
Hohenwald Police Department 931-796-3223










General Sessions Judge, Michael Hinson
Judicial Commissioner, Constance Carroll

Phone: (931) 796-5547
Fax: (931) 796-2926

51 Smith Avenue Hohenwald, TN 38462-1124
(931) 796-2204

State Health Programs

Joyce Holt
Lewis County Highway Commissioner

327 Buffalo Rd, Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: (931) 796-2287

The goal of Lewis County Highway Department is to provide the citizens of Lewis County with a safe, cost-effective road system that ensures the mobility of the people and county services.

The Lewis County Highway Department is a full service facility equipped with a business office, a vehicle maintenance garage, sign shop, paving, and construction equipment. The Highway Department has a wide range of responsibilities including mowing all county right-of-way, snow and debris removal, bridge and road construction, striping, cold patch, tile installation, grading roadside & bank stabilization thru NRCS and FEMA disaster recovery efforts.

Quick Facts:

  • Lewis County maintains 375 named roads totaling 328 miles of which 121.39 are asphalt surface, 195.03 tar and chipped surface, and 11.90 chert roads.
  • The Lewis County Highway Department employs 21 full time employees.
  • The Lewis County Highway Department also maintains 105 bridges. 

Road Hazard Reporting:

The public is encouraged to report any unsafe conditions observed on the county roads. Downed trees, damaged pavement, bridges, guard rails, road obstructions, debris, missing signs, etc., should be reported as soon as possible.  Road hazards on County Maintained Roads may be reported to the Lewis County Highway Department during normal business hours. Hazards may be reported after hours by calling 911 and notifying the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Lewis County Highway Department maintains on-call personnel to fix these problems and return the roads to a safe condition as soon as possible.

Constance Carroll
Judicial Commissioner

Michael Mutt Leigh
Nora Bates

Maintenance Department

The Maintenance Department also serves as the county’s Animal Control Department.

115 Smith Ave, Hohenwald, TN 38462

Open 7 Days ⋅ Closes 10 p.m. daily

Phone: (931) 796-3846

Lewis County Memorial Park is located in the heart of downtown Hohenwald and was built in the 1940s by employees of the General Shoe Company, later known as Genesco. The former Genesco building, currently known as the War Memorial Building, has been repurposed and is home to a local business, governmental agencies such as the American Jobs Center, the Lewis County Health Department, the Department of Human Service and Children’s Services, Davis House Child Advocacy Center and the Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.

Lewis County Memorial Park is jointly funded by Lewis County and the City of Hohenwald.

Lewis County Memorial Park is the location of the South Central Area Fair each summer and spring time finds baseball and softball fields busy with local and visiting teams. Two tennis courts are located within the park as well as picnic pavilions, children’s playgrounds, a Boy Scouts of America meeting place and a meeting space for Girl Scouts USA. A mile long walking track is found along the interior boundary and a swimming pool is open during summer months.

Assessor of Property
Travis Hinson
110 North Park Ave Room
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: 931-796-5848

Lewis County Property Assessor’s Office is located on the lower level of Lewis County Court House.

The Assessor:

  • Appraises real estate for assessment purposes
  • Tracks changes in ownership, addresses and property boundaries
  • Is required by state law to verify certain information on real estate sales with buyer or seller
  • Appraises and assesses business personal property (furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment)
  • Responds to requests for public information
  • Must possess both appraisal and administrative skills to do the job

Separation of Duties:

  • Assessment function is distinct from taxation function
  • Assessor of Property appraises and classifies the property and then applies the statutory percentages to appraisals to determine assessments
  • County Commission and city governing bodies determine local property tax rates
  • Taxes are collected by county Trustee and city collecting officials

To view a map of Lewis County in search of property information such as acreage, ownership or other information, visit A property address or owner name may be necessary in order to locate property.

Library Director Crystal Nash
15 Kyle Avenue
Hohenwald, TN 38462
(931) 796-5365
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Tuesday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sun-Mon, and Holidays

The Lewis County Public Library is a vital part of our community. More than just books, the library is a gathering place for the community and is dedicated to helping Lewis County learn, accomplish, and be inspired.

The mission of the Lewis County Public Library is to provide all residents with quality resources which will satisfy educational, occupational, cultural, and leisure time needs and interests.

Register of Deeds, Cheryl Staggs
Deputy Register, Jane Parrott
110 Park Ave Room 104
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Office Hours
M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Register of Deeds is a Constitutional office established by the State Legislature as the custodian of legal documents pertaining to real property. These documents include Warranty Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Liens and other miscellaneous documents designated by state law to be recorded by the Register of Deeds. The Register is elected by the people and serves a four year term.In 2000, the Register’s office implemented a new computer imaging system for recording, indexing, storage, and retrieval of all documents. With the new system, the office has the capability of putting every recorded page on an imaging system. On this system, an image of any recorded page may be called up and viewed on a screen within a matter of a few seconds. A paper copy of the instrument can be generated if necessary with the press of a button. The Lewis County Register of Deeds Office maintains an index of land transactions in Lewis County dating back to 1800.

The primary function of the register is to make and preserve a record of instruments required or allowed by law to be filed and recorded, including but not limited to deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, fixture filings and other types of instruments. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, 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 fixture filings.
  • Responsible for collection of Transfer and Mortgage Taxes, which are paid to the State monthly.

Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick
437 Swan Avenue
Hohenwald TN 38462

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641 Waynesboro Hwy
Hohenwald TN, 38462

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am- 2:00 pm

Due to a mandate from the Tennessee State Legislature, Lewis County assumed responsibility for solid waste disposal from the City of Hohenwald on October 17th, 1994.

The solid waste department of county government includes three different areas of disposal. There is a transfer station that handles disposal of household garbage. This refuse is loaded onto a trailer, compacted and transported to a Class I Landfill in Decatur County.

A Convenience Center for recycling is on site where materials such as cardboard, paper, scrap metal, aluminum, paper, electronics (currently computers and computer monitors), used batteries, oil and tires are received and separated for the recycling process. These items are picked by vendors who then pay Lewis County for these materials thereby generating revenue for Lewis County. These funds supplement the enterprise fees paid by residents and businesses. A full list of all recyclables for the Transfer Station can be found here  Recycling for Lewis County at the Lewis County Transfer Station

In addition to the Transfer Station and the Convenience Center, Lewis County has a Class III Landfill which is used for demolition disposal. Brush, trees and all sorts of demolition materials such as scrap lumber, shingles and sheet rock are accepted. There are exceptions – materials that are considered to be hazardous by state standards may not be accepted. The Convenience Center, Transfer Station and Class III Landfill are all inspected by the State Department of Environment and Conservation on a regular basis.

The Lewis County Solid Waste Department currently has four full time employees and two part time employees. The full time employees include Tony Bailey, Solid Waste Director; Billy Hensley attendant; Shawn Bailey attendant and Joe McNabb attendant. The two part time men go to off site locations in Lewis County to accept garbage out in the county. Drivers and employees of the Lewis County Solid Waste Department are always willing to assist patrons in whatever way that they can. The off site pick ups are located at designated days and areas from 3:00 until 5:00 PM.

City Garbage trucks, as well as private vehicles are assisted by the staff of the Lewis County Solid Waste Department.

Lewis County Trustee, Mike Webb
Office Hours
M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm
110 North Park Ave
Hohenwald TN, 38462
P: 931-796-2226
F: 931-796-6022
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“To Provide respectful, courteous service, and strengthen our community by responsibly collecting and accounting for the public’s money and creating an atmosphere of pride through strong cooperative working relationships with other government offices and outstanding service to our citizens.”

The Trustee serves three primary functions:

  • Collecting all county property taxes.
  • Keeping a fair regular account of all money received.
  • Investing temporarily idle county funds.

Current property taxes are due from October 1st current year through February 28th the following year.

We are happy to accept partial payments from October 1st of the current year through the end of February of the following year.

Contact the Trustee’s Office to see if you qualify for tax relief.

Click the following link to search for and pay taxes online:

Lewis County, Tennessee UT Agriculture Extension Service
Extension Agent II & County Director, shelly Dawn Ray
Lewis County Courthouse
110 North Park Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462-1414
Phone: 931-796-3091; 796-6004
Fax: 931-796-6010

UT Extension serves the citizens of Lewis County with educational programs in the areas of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Resource Development, and 4-H Youth Development. An outreach branch of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Lewis County Ag Extension provides research-based solutions and information to the citizens of Tennessee.

Richie Brewer
Service Representative



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