County Mayor

Shaun Lawson, County MayorThe County Mayor, Shaun Lawson, 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.

The County Mayor is the chief financial officer and has the care and custody of all county property. The County Mayor may employ or retain counsel. The County Mayor also appoints county board and commission members and county department heads, unless otherwise provided by law. These appointees are subject to confirmation by the legislative body.

The County Mayor has other duties and interacts with other county officials in almost every area of local administration. The full duties of the County Mayor are found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 5-6-101, et.seq.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

  • Serves as Chief Executive Officer of the County.
  • Serves on several area Boards as prescribed by State Law.
  • Has the care and custody of all county property.
  • A “Duck River Blueway” may be coming to Hickman County. Mayor Mark Bentley announced that the county has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health to study the potentials of a water

  • 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

  • The Hickman County Commission approved a new position of Animal Control Officer at its meeting on October 22, 2018. This follows the report of a special committee that developed regulations for the animal control program.

  • 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

  • (Posted at the request of Mayor Mark Bentley)

    The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up for the 2020 Census and is recruiting for temporary jobs available in Tennessee. The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of

  • You pay property taxes to the County Trustee. 

  • Property Assessor's Website Use 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.  

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