County Clerk




Beth G. Johnson, County Clerk

200 E. Race Street, Suite 2

P.O. Box 546

Kingston, TN 37763







The County Clerk’s Office is located in the Roane County Courthouse at 200 East Race Street, Kingston, TN 37763. Currently there is a satellite office open on alternate days, one day a week in Rockwood, Harriman and Oliver Springs, TN.

Reinstatement Office Directions


200 E. Race Street
376-55568:30-6:00 (Monday)
8:30-4:30 (Tues-Fri)
HarrimanCity Municipal Bldg
609 N. Roane Street
882-94148:30-4:30 (Tuesday)closed 12-1
RockwoodCity Hall
110 N. Chamberlain Ave
354-0611 ext 8238:30-4:30 (Wednesday)closed 12-1
Oliver Springs104 Kingston Avenue368-85938:30-4:30 (Thursday)closed 12-1


The county clerk has many important functions within the county government. The county clerk serves as clerk of the county legislative body, keeps the records of the county legislative body, and sends required notices. The minutes of the county legislative body meetings are required to be promptly and fully recorded by the county clerk and are open to the public.

The county clerk issues business licenses, handles motor vehicle titling and registration. Also, the county clerk issues marriage licenses, collects the state and county privilege tax on marriages, and may also solemnize a marriage. Since notaries public are elected by the county legislative body, the county clerk keeps a record of notaries public in the county and has duties involving coordination between the Secretary of State and the notary applications. County clerks have other miscellaneous licensing duties, including pawnbroker license, beer permits, hunting and fishing license and others.

On-line tag renewal is available at  – Choose Roane County and follow the instructions.

The County Clerk office is now renewing and making duplicate driver license. The Clerk’s office will NOT be able to process anything except duplicates and renewals of non-commercial (Class D, M, ID) licenses. All transactions for Commercial/CDL ( Class A, B or C) must still go to a State Driver Services Center such as the one in Rockwood, Athens, or Oak Ridge.

There is a convenience fee charged for on-line tag renewals. The county does not benefit from these fees.

County Clerk Forms
Affadavit of Inheritance
Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers of Motor Vehicles and Boats
Application for Disabled Person License Plate, Placard and/or Decal
Tennessee Specialty Plate Program
Multi-Purpose Form
Notary Application
Notice of Discharge of Lien
Premarital Preparation Course Certification
Dept of Safety Financial Responsibility Section
Business Tax Registration Application
Power of Attorney For Vehicle Transactions
Marine Bill of Sale