Blount County Government

Blount County Contacts

Ed Mitchell, County Mayor, 865-273-5700

Roy Crawford Jr., County Clerk, 865-273-5800

James Berrong, Sheriff, 865-273-5000

Scott Graves, Trustee, 865-273-5900

Phyllis Crisp, Register of Deeds, 865-273-5880

Tim Helton, Property Assessor, 865-273-5850

Bill Dunlap, Highway Superintendent, 865-982-4652

Tom Hatcher, Circuit Court Clerk, 865-273-5400

John Lamb, Planning, 865-273-5750

Randy Vineyard, Financial Director, 865-273-5710


A County Commission/County Mayor form of government in which 21 County Commissioners make laws governs Blount County. All Commissioners are elected by district and serve four-year terms; the terms are not staggered. The County Commission meets the third Thursday each month at the County Commission room at the Blount County Courthouse. The County Mayor is the Chief Administrative Officer of Blount County.

Other elected County officials include: the County Clerk, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Trustee, Register of Deeds, Property Assessor, Highway Superintendent, School Superintendent, General Sessions Judges for Divisions I, II and III; Circuit Court Judges for Divisions I and II, Chancellor, Public Defender, and District Attorney General.

Services include: Tax assessments and collections, county law enforcement and jail, health services, holding elections, maintenance and construction of county roads, keeping official records, providing municipal-type services for the unincorporated areas of the county (such as law enforcement, libraries, and parks and recreation), county school system, court system, veterans’ services, business licenses, marriage licenses, and planning. (Fire protection and ambulance services are available through private companies).

Operating Budget Data
1995-96 $66,101,057
1996-97 $73,637,385
1997-98 $79,480,042
2002-03 $112,367,266
2003-04 $115,392,679
2005-06 $134,200,385
2011-12 $162,402,895
2014-15 $169.179,344
2015-16 $174,940,505


County Commissioner Contacts
Archie Archer 865-336-1999 840 Railroad Street, Maryville, TN 37804 1A
Shawn K. Carter, Sr. 865-405-5113 412 Landau Drive, Maryville, TN 37801 1B
Mike Akard 865-982-6369 1221 Beverly Drive, Alcoa, TN 37701 2A
Mike Lewis 865-984-0413 1627 St. Ives Blvd., Alcoa, TN 37701 2B
Steve Samples 865-984-6238 1217 Karina Circle, Maryville, TN 37804 3A
Mike Caylor 865-323-3143 1200 Karina Circle, Maryville, TN 37804 3B
Gary Farmer 865-983-4778 111 Firefly Lane, Maryville, TN 37803 4A
Karen Miller 865-233-5185 2915 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville, TN 37803 4B
Jerome Moon 865-984-3304 1804 Murphy Myers Road, Maryville, TN 37803 4C
Jeff Headrick 865-982-3233 404 Holyrood Way, Maryville, TN 37803 5A
Richard Carver 865-984-6774 1216 Redwood Avenue, Maryville, TN 37803 5B
Thomas Cole 865-856-4995 534 Gillenwater Road, Maryville, TN 37801 6A
Dodd Crowe 865-742-6737 318 S. Springview Road, Maryville, TN 37801 6B
Tom Stinnett 865-207-7207 1024 Stagecoach Lane, Friendsville, TN 37737 7A
Tona Monroe 865-856-0814 853 Marble Lane, Greenback, TN 37742 7B
Brad Bowers 865-659-7711 732 Crum Road, Walland, TN 37886 8A
Grady Caskey 865-368-4300 2319 Ellejoy Road, Walland, TN 37886 8B
Ron French 865-577-8393 813 Burnett Station Road, Seymour, TN 37865 9A
Andy Allen 865-382-2528 226 Littlebrook Circle, Rockford, TN 37853 9B
Jamie Daly 865-977–9822 4206 Smoot Lane, Louisville, TN 37777 10A
Kenneth Melton 865-981-2683 3428 Old Lowes Ferry Rd., Louisville, TN 37777 10B

Blount County Planning Department

The Blount County Planning Department is a division of County government under the County Mayor. The Department provides staff support to the Planning Commission, and general planning services to the County government and the public. The Department reviews subdivision plats, answers development questions posed by the public, provides data services to the public and other County departments, and supports long range planning efforts.

Planning and Zoning

Planning Commission

The Blount County Planning Commission is responsible for planning the orderly development of the county. The Planning Commission has prime responsibility for formulating and administering subdivision regulations. The Blount County Subdivision Regulations set minimum standards for development of lots, roads, and utilities, in order to maintain a level of quality for present and future property owners. The Planning Commission has advisory responsibility in matters of zoning regulations and map, with some prime responsibilities in reviewing site plans under zoning regulations. The Planning Commission is composed of twelve seats. Five of the seats are filled by members of the County Legislative Body (County Commission). The other seven seats are appointed by the County Mayor with confirmation by the County Commission. The Planning Commission holds regular meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month, generally starting at 5:30 P.M., in the County Courthouse. The Commission may call special meetings and public hearings with due notice to the public.

Environmental Regulations

Local: The Blount County Environmental Department inspects septic field installations.

State: Most state environmental regulations are developed and enforced by the Department of Environment and Conservation. Areas regulated include; air pollution, water quality, radiological exposure, solid and hazardous waste management, State Superfund, underground petroleum storage tanks, utility management, and groundwater management.

County Services
Law Enforcement
Sworn Officers 169
Certified Deputies 54
Civilian employees 43
Number vehicles 180
Number rescue boats 2
Correctional officers 88
Certified School Resource
Deputies 21
Fire Protection *
Number of professional firefighters 16
Number of volunteer firefighters 30
Number of stations 7
Emergency Medical Services **
Number of paramedics 40
Number emergency medical technicians 40-50
Number of stations 2
Property Tax $2.47/$100

*Fire Equipment: Each station is equipped with a tanker. Each station also has four fire engines. Additional equipment includes brush trucks, hazardous material support truck, and pumpers.

**Equipment/Response Time: Three ambulances are staffed 24 hours/day; three additional ambulances are also available; one additional evening ambulance is staffed and two advance life support supervisor vehicles. The average response time for emergency medical situations is 10 minutes in the County.

Emergency Services Available:
911 Emergency Service for Emergency Police, Fire and Medical Services.

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