The Roane County Courthouse phone number for general information is 865-376-5578.
Roane County Commission
The Roane County Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in Kingston Tennessee (unless otherwise announced).
Hyper-Reach Community Sign-Up Campaign
The Roane County Office of Emergency Services is excited to announce a new community emergency notification program.
It is important that everyone put in their preferred means of communication, including text alerts. The purpose of this sign up page is that 911 data only includes landline numbers. Cell phones, emails and ‘special needs technology’, like TDD for the hearing impaired, are not included in the Accu-Reach data unless the individual involved signs up for messages from these other-than-landline sources. There is a link to a sign up page online specific for every user.
Please, follow the Hyper-Reach link below and sign up for these emergency notifications.
Property Tax Rates
|Outside all cities||2.575|
|Inside Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood||2.515|
|Inside Oak Ridge||2.35|
2016 Directory of Services A listing of the community services provided by ETHRA.
Roane County United Way http://www.unitedwayroane.org has moved to a new location:
431 Devonia Street, Harriman, TN 37748
The Roane County Waste Water Department is now accepting on-line payments for utility bills.
Public Service Announcements
E.P.A. Urges Radon Tests in Homes
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon, the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in U.S.
Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air, but which can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. Scientists have long been concerned about the health risk of radon, but never before has there been such overwhelming proof that exposure to elevated levels of radon causes lung cancer in humans.
EPA estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking and the leading cause of lung
cancer among non-smokers. “However,” says Amy Little from the Tennessee Radon Program, “because you can’t see or smell radon, people tend to downplay the health effects and ignore the possibility that there might be a silent killer in their homes.”
Testing homes for elevated levels of radon is simple and inexpensive. Radon test kits can be purchased at local hardware stores for under $25.00. Radon problems can be fixed by qualified contractors for a cost similar to that of many common home repairs such as painting or having a new water heater installed.
The Tennessee Radon Program urges community residents to take action by testing their homes for radon. Radon poses a serious threat to our community’s health but there is a straightforward solution.
For more information on radon, radon testing and mitigation, and radon-resistant new construction, call The Tennessee Radon Program at 1-800-232-1139 or visit our Web site at http://www.tn.gov/environment/osp/gi/radon/ or visit EPA’s National Radon Action Month Web site at www.epa.gov/radon/.