Jefferson County COVID-19 Updates

Press Release # State

UPDATED April 02, 2020.

Jefferson County Offices will be closed to the public. The offices will be open for business via phone, fax, or internet. We will have a drop box at the Courthouse ADA entrance.

The Courthouse Security Officer will monitor the drop box. County offices will receive documents and will return these to customers via U.S. Postal service. We are working on other procedures to assist our residents and will provide this information on here when available.

This is a joint effort cooperatively with the elected officials of the courthouse and the county clerk. Please note the Kiosk for tag renewal is open 24/7 at the White Pine Police Department. Should anyone have questions you may call the appropriate office during regular business hours.

Several offices are working with temporary procedures at this time, please either call the office or check their area of the website for information.

County Commission Work Session scheduled April 13 and Regular Session April 20 are canceled.

COVID-19 is sweeping the nation and the world. Mayor Mark Potts addresses the coronavirus and how the county is responding in a video for the residents of Jefferson County and all interested!

Due to concerns regarding exposure to the COVID-19 virus the following steps are being implemented for the March 24, 2020, County Commission Meeting at 6:30.

Through Executive Order 16 signed by Governor Bill Lee. Tennessee Legislature has approved the capability for us to conduct business with a virtual meeting. This meeting is limited to County Commissioners and people with an item on the agenda. You will be to attend this meeting through You Tube.

We appreciate your understanding as we all work together through this challenging time. We are providing this so that citizens, employees and the press can still attend our meeting.

Cancellations & Closures

Update Monday, March 23, 2020:

Courthouse offices are open. We encourage residents to utilize alternative methods of correspondence, i.e. telephone, internet.

The following measures are effective immediately:

  • The ADA entrance on the north side of the building is the only entrance.

  • Please see the Courthouse Security Officer upon entry.

  • The security officer will contact the department you need and someone from that department will come and assist you.

Cancellation of Animal Control Oversight Board meeting Friday, March 27, 2020.

Update Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Jefferson County Office on Aging and all five (5) Senior Centers will close effective March 17, 2020, indefinitely. Any senior needing help with food or meals, please contact the Office on Aging at 865-397-3197. Visit their page for more information and other resources.