How to: Information on county, city services

How to: Information on county, city services

March 27th, 2011 by Andy Johns in Chattanooganow2011

Chattanooga firefighters look for hot spots to keep a fire from rekindling. Staff File Photo by Angela Lewis.

Hamilton County police and fire

* Chattanooga Police Department


* Signal Mountain Police Department


* Hamilton County Sheriff's Office


* Hamilton County Jail


* East Ridge Police Department


* Red Bank Police Department


* Soddy-Daisy Police Department


* Tri-Community Fire Department


* Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department


* Chattanooga Fire Department


* Red Bank Fire Department


* East Ridge Fire Department


How to vote

* Residency: Residents who have obtained a driver's license, car tag, electricity bill or other proof of residence may register to vote after living in Hmilton County for 20 days.

* Deadlines: Voters must register 30 days before election day to be able to vote.

* Where to register: Residents may acquire voter registration applications online at or at the Election Commission office off Amnicola Highway.

Applications also are available at U.S. post office branches, any city hall, public libraries, the Department of Safety, the Department of Human Services, military recruiting offices, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and the Hamilton County Clerk's office.

Forms can be mailed or returned in person to the Hamilton County Election Commission at 700 River Terminal Road.

* More online: For voting sites and information on candidates, visit

Public Wi-Fi

Airnet Group, the parent company of SMARTech, Stream to You, and Wireless in the Parks in Chattanooga, offers free Wi-Fi connections in public places:

* The Downtown Waterfront and Riverpark, including expanded service in June during the Riverbend Festival.

* Coolidge Park

* Miller Park

* Finley Stadium

* Hamilton Place mall food court

* Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

Source: Airnet Group

Birth and death certificates

Health Department Vital Records 423-209-8025

Boat registrations

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Brush burning permit

Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau 423-643-5970

Business licenses

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Changing a deed

Hamilton County Register's Office 423-209-6560

Chattanooga services

Information and work requests 311

Civil warrants

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office


Conveying rights-of-way or easements

Hamilton County Register's Office


Copies of deeds

Hamilton County Register's Office


Criminal records (accessing)

Hamilton County Criminal Court Dispositions 423-209-7500

Criminal warrants

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office


Deeds (recording, copies and fax transmittals)

Hamilton County Register 423-209-6560

Driver's license

New: 423-634-3127

Renewals: 423-209-6500

Easements/restrictions on property

Hamilton County Register's Office 423-209-6560

Election information

Election Commission 423-209-7720

Electric service

Chattanooga EPB 423-756-2706

Emergency assistance program

Hamilton County Social Services 423-209-6840

Environmental assessment

Soil Conservation District 423-894-1687

Fishing licenses

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Foreign travel immunizations

Health Department 423-209-8030

Garbage collection

Chattanooga 423-209-7760

Hunting licenses and fees

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Marriage licenses

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Motor vehicle tag registration information

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6525

Notary public information and applications

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Preparing a deed, mortgage, release, etc.

Hamilton County Register of Deeds 423-209-6560

City property taxes

Chattanooga city treasurer 423-757-5191

County property taxes

Hamilton County trustee 423-209-7270

Semi trailer permanent registration

Hamilton County Clerk 423-209-6500

Soil testing

AgExtension Service 423-894-1687

Water service

Tennessee American Water Co. 423-755-7616

Wills (executing/general information)

Hamilton County Probate Court 423-209-6615

Zoning Planning Commission