County Departments

Hickman County is one of the largest employers in Hickman County. While not a true organizational chart, the image below depicts one way to classify the organization.Hickman County Departments and Offices




County Trustee

Cheryl Chessor, County TrusteeThe trustee serves three primary functions: (1) collecting all county property taxes; (2) keeping a fair regular account of all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds. In addition, the trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes. The trustee must keep a detailed account of these transactions.

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The County Clerk

Casey Dorton, Hickman County Clerk

Casey Dorton, Hickman County ClerkThe county clerk performs a variety of different functions:

  1. Keeping the official records of the legislative body
  2. Keeping a record of all appropriations and allowances made by the legislative body and all claims chargeable against the county
  3. Collecting certain local and state taxes
  4. Probating or acknowledging deeds and other instruments that are entitled to registration by law.

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  • Issuing Vehicle Tags & Collecting Wheel Taxes
  • Issuing Marriage Licenses
  • Collecting Hotel/Motel Taxes
  • Applications for Business Licenses
  • Collecting Business Taxes
  • Handling Beer Sale Permits
  • Applications for Notaries
  • Maintaining Official Records of the County Commission

Director of Finance

Annette Elliot, Director of FinanceThe Director of Finance, under the supervision of and subject to the policies and regulations of the Finance Committee, is responsible for administering the finances of the county for all funds handled by the trustee, in conformity with generally accepted principles of governmental accounting and rules and regulations established by the state Comptroller of the Treasury, state Commissioner of Education, and state law. The director oversees the operation of the department of finance and installs and maintains a purchasing, payroll, budgeting, accounting, and cash management system for the county.

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County Mayor

The County Mayor, Mark Bentley, is the chief executive officer of the county, and has the powers and duties previously exercised by the county judge, except judicial functions. The County Mayor serves as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the legislative body. Additionally the County Mayor or his/her representative serves as a nonvoting, ex officio member of each committee of the legislative body, except as provided by law or by the legislative body.

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  • For announcements on this website, see the  events calendar . Important county meetings generally require public notices to be displayed in advance. Most meetings are announced in the Hickman County Times, the local newspaper. Some announcements may be announced in social media

  • Search for your property. If you see a shopping cart, click on it to pay the taxes due. (Note: there is a 2.75% processing fee. (Click to expand to full page.)
  • Property Assessor's WebsiteUse the Property Assessor's website to find maps of your property or other properties and to interact with the Property Assessor's office.

  • Property deeds, Wills, .... and other documents must be registered in the Register's office for a small fee. You will need to bring the following documents:

    • Deeds
    • Quit Claims
    • ....
  • If you are looking for a site to locate a new business or industry, the Industrial Development Boards and Vision Hickman, the  Hickman County Economic and Community Development Association , may be able to help.  

    The Executive Director of Vision

  • County Districts of Hickman County

    There are seven districts in Hickman County, Tennessee, represented by 21 county commissioners--three from each district elected by the voters of Hickman County. The commissioners meet throughout the month in committees deliberating on issues to bring before the main body

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