The Register of Deeds Office is commissioned by State law to record and preserve certain documents that provide public notice of property ownership, liens and contracts and other transactions and information that affect the public interest. The Register of Deeds office is given specific direction by these Tennessee law statutes on how to record, index and maintain the records including detailing the specific information that is required on the documents, the information that our office must place on the documents, and the need for accurate indexing of the documents to allow for easy accessibility. Revenues are derived from recording and filing fees and a commission of the collection of State of Tennessee conveyance and mortgage taxes. Proper accounting procedures are required including the monthly reporting to the State Department of Revenue of all taxes collected. Audits are conducted annually by the State of Tennessee.