Jefferson County Government

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, all Jefferson County offices will open to the public with limited access.
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*Including updates to hours, any cancellations, etc.


“No Tennessee county has a more honorable record or more interesting history.”

Jefferson County is located in the heart of Tennessee. We are known for our rich historical preservation, downtown communities, and beautiful scenery.

Those who live here are proud to call this area home.

Scenic Jefferson County is a perfect place to enjoy life at its fullest.

Experience our history, lakes, parks, and special events that provide entertainment for the whole family. We are glad you stopped by.


Mayor Mark Potts

The historic Jefferson County Courthouse in Downtown Dandridge, TN

County Mayor

Explore our county officials, by starting with our County Mayor.

The Overman facility in Jefferson County, TN.


Departmental information for business owners.

A few of the Jefferson County residents touring the Osh Kosh facility.


Services frequently used by our citizens.

Beautiful view of the rolling hills of Jefferson County in East Tennessee.


Visit local lakes and immerse yourself in mountain views.

Announcements and Events

Registered voters who do not wish to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 situation are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail.

Mayor Mark Potts addresses the coronavirus and our community. Watch the full video by following the button below.

TN Department of Environment and Conservation announces an expansion of its precautionary fish consumption advisory for the bass species.
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Public Notices are given to all County Commissioners, residents of Jefferson County, Tennessee, and all other persons who may be interested.

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