To keep social distancing guidelines in place the courthouse will be required to a limit of 10 folks at a time into the courthouse. In order to keep a count, the only entrance door will be on the right side of the courthouse. If you are standing in the road looking at the courthouse it is the right side door which will also accommodate wheelchairs, walkers etc. You will be asked to exit another door, unless you have a disability.
Because of office space, there are different limitations to the number allowed in each office in order to abide by the social distancing guidelines. Each office will have that information on their doors.
Temperature checks, masks, and hand sanitizer or gloves are required to enter. They have all of this available for you, so no worries. If you have a health problem that will not allow you to do any of these, they will try to get someone from the office to serve you outside.
Staff is still limited so wait times can vary. It is highly encouraged that you use other available resources to take care of business such as car tag renewals with Tammy Cleek Sholey can be handled in many ways. Car owners can mail in to P.O. BOX 215, Altamont TN 37301, or renew online at tncountyclerk.com. All you need is your tag number and a credit or debit card. If you have your renewal notice you can get instant service at the Tracy City branch of Citizens Tri-County Bank at 26 Colyar Street near the Mexican restaurant, as far as we know, no masks are required there. If you have any problems they are ea-ger to help you at 931-692-3622.
Every office is available to help you by phone to address any of your needs. For general county issues contact Mayor Michael Brady at 931-692-3718. For Circuit or General Sessions (and many other court questions) contact Penny Sons at 931-692-3368. For Chancery Court (usually civil and probate and delinquent taxes) contact Patricia Campbell at 931-692-3455. For Property Assessments contact Joanne Childers at 931-692-3596 or the State comptroller website is very beneficial at www.assessments.cot.tn.gov. For Election questions contact Garry Miller at 931-692-3551.
For current land tax questions contact Tyler McCullough at 931-692-3369. You can also check the amount of land taxes that are currently due at www.grundycountytrustee.com then you can mail in your taxes to P.O. Box 32, Altamont, TN 37301.
For all your “deed needs” contact Gayle Vanhooser (they will still offer curb side recording) all of the land records are free and available on www.ustitlesearch.net for a limited time (a free service offered by our computer company during this COVID pandemic) efiling, or mail to P.O. Box 35, Altamont TN 37301, but the very best thing to do is call 931-692-3621.
Everyone is eager to help you in any way that they can. Every official and employee have been tested and a majority of the tests are back and thankfully most were negative.