Sevier County Informations regarding the coronavirus

Press Release # State


Sevier County citizens who have been laid off due to the coronavirus, COVID-19, can file for unemployment. The easiest way to file is to access www.jobs4TN.gov from home by using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Those who are self-employed and/or contract (1099) workers are not eligible at this time to file for these unemployment benefits. However, this may change due to a declaration of disaster by the President.

To help navigate the process, three (3) local libraries –

  • Anna Porter Library in Gatlinburg,
  • the King Family Library in Sevierville and the Pigeon Forge Library

– will be opened to provide access to computers to complete unemployment applications. The libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, starting Wednesday, March 25. The unemployment process will take a minimum of 30 minutes. The libraries will not be open to the general public – they will only be open to file for unemployment unless they are providing curbside service.

The opening of the libraries is to help filers with the unemployment process. There will not be unemployment experts on site.
Please only come to the center if you do not have access to the internet.


 The Sevier County Clerk drive-through window located behind the sheriff’s office on Bruce Street is now open. Construction is still ongoing on Bruce Street, so access may be limited.

Online vehicle tag renewal payments are available. Go to www.seviercountytn.org/sevier-county-clerk.
Call 865.453.5502, option 2, for more details.

The clerk’s satellite offices in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are temporarily closing. Gatlinburg normally operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pigeon Forge normally operates on Saturdays. 


The following offices offer online payment:

Circuit Court
General Sessions Court
Water Department

The Sevier Care Animal Center continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In taking necessary precautions, and in accordance with recommendations from the National Animal Control Association, the following guidelines are effective Tuesday, March 17:

  • The center will close to the public.

  • The center temporarily will not be accepting animals, unless it is an emergency situation.

  • You can call the center to schedule an adoption (465.6300). Adoptions will be on a case-by-case basis.

  • Animal control officers will respond to emergency and high priority calls. High priority/emergency calls include law enforcement assistance, injured or sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints.

  • Officer’s procedures for handling emergency calls will be on a case-by-case basis.

  • These guidelines are subject to change, based on updated information.

Temporary foster families are needed. If you would like to adopt a pet, please contact the Sevier Care Animal Center at 865.465.6300 or email director@sevieranimalcarecenter.com.

All municipally-owned utilities in Sevier County, and SCUD, will be suspending cutoffs until March 30, 2020. This includes SCES, city and county-owned water and sewer systems. This is due to the uncertain economic situation caused by COVID-19.


Due to concerns about COVID-19, the My People Senior Activity Center will be closed through Sunday, March 29.​


Due to COVID-19 concerns, all Sevier County library branches will be closed immediately through March 29, 2020.Library staff will be answering phones and patrons will be able to request materials in the library collections to be picked up curbside, starting Wednesday, March 18. Fines will be waived during the closure.


Due to the Tennessee Supreme Court’s order to suspend most in-person court judicial proceedings through March 31, 2020, https://www.tncourts.gov/, Sevier County court will have the following schedule:

  • Non-jail defendants scheduled to appear in Sevier County Circuit Court the week of Monday, March 16 should contact their attorneys or their bonding company for information about rescheduling.

  • Orders of Protection will remain for March 20.

  • All civil court will be continued to be reset.

  • Child support court will be continued to be reset.

Call the Sevier County Circuit Court Clerk at 865.453.5536 for more information.

  • Non-jail defendants scheduled to appear in Sevier County General Sessions Court, Criminal and Civil Divisions, the week of Monday, March 16 should contact the Sevier County General Sessions Court Clerk at 865.453.6116 for information about rescheduling

  • Those in non-detention juvenile cases should call 453.5284 for information about rescheduling.

Probate Court for March 19 has been canceled. Please call the Sevier County Clerk's office at 453.5502 to reschedule a hearing.