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220 Highway 51 N, Suite 2
Covington, TN 38019
Office: 901-476-0207
Fax: 901-476-0297
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

Munford City Hall

1397 Munford Avenue
Munford, TN 38058
Office: 901-837-5967
Fax: 901-837-5968

Wednesdays: 8:30 – 4:30
Closed for Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Atoka Town Hall  Kiosk
334 Atoka-Munford Avenue 
Atoka, TN 38004
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

"I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as your Tipton County Clerk"
Mary Gaither

Leadership Roles
- President, TN Association of County Clerks (2018)
- County Officials Association of Tennessee, Board of Directors
- Legislative Committee Board Member, State County Clerks
- Certified Public Administrator, University of Tennessee

Past President, West Tennessee County Clerks Association


Governor Lee Appoints Mary Gaither to Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently announced nearly 200 appointees to a series of key boards and commissions ahead of fiscal year 2020 which begins on Monday, July 1. "I am proud to announce these appointees who will help our state continue to flourish and be a leader in the nation,” said Lee. “I would like to thank these leaders for being willing to serve our state and help us solve many of the big issues important to Tennesseans.” Appointees will fill a variety of different roles to ensure that these boards and commissions will continue conducting the state’s business at the highest level. Mary will serve on the Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). She is looking forward to serving this appointment. Congratulations, Mary!

Tipton County  Self - Service Kiosk  at Atoka Town Hall

Auto Assistant APP
Auto Assistant is a free app that makes keeping up with your vehicle registration easy and convenient! You will now be able to present instant electronic proof of registration, proof of insurance, receive notifications of renewal dates, and easily renew your registration. With this app, you can manage all of your vehicle’s registrations and renewals in one place.  Download the FREE Auto Assistant App today! (Apple Store or  Google Play)

Tipton County Clerk Partners with TN Department of Health for TN Birth Certificates
The Tipton County Clerk has partnered with the TN Department of Health by offering a new service to help citizens obtain a TN Birth Certificate.  This partnership is designed to help citizens who may need to obtain a REAL ID with the Department of Safety & Homeland Security. The REAL ID will be required to board domestic (U.S.) flights and access some Federal facilities. If you need further information, please visit


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Mary Gaither, Tipton County Clerk, Wins 2015 Outstanding County Clerk of the Year Award -
We are happy to announce that Mary Gaither, Tipton County Clerk, was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding County Clerk of the Year Award from the County Officials Association of Tennessee. The award was given at the 47th Annual Conference held at the Memphis Peabody Hotel.  We are proud of her and her staff for their service to the citizens of Tipton County.


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Business Tax

Genealogy Info
Locations & Hours
Marriage License
Motor Vehicle 

Notary Public
Online Renewals
Proof of Residence


Effective January 1, 2014, a business located in Tennessee that has between $3,000 and $100,000 in annual sales can obtain a minimal activity license from the county clerk.  This license does not require a business tax return to be filed each year.  You can either apply for another minimal activity license each year or let the previous one expire.  The annual fee for a minimal activity license is $15.00.

A business that has annual sales of more than $100,000 each year is required to obtain a county business license.  This license is renewable by paying your annual business tax to the Tennessee Department of Revenue by the 15th day of the fourth month after the end of your tax year. For businesses whose tax year ends in December (most do), the tax return and payment is due by April 15th of the following year.  The initial fee to obtain a business license is $15.00. 

A business located within the city limits of Covington, Brighton & Mason, must also obtain a city license.

To apply for a Tipton County business license online click here.

To renew your business tax online thru the Department of Revenue's website click here

For business tax return forms click here or for questions call (615) 253-0600 or 1-800-342-1003.

Forms & Frequently Asked Questions








Marriage Records
Marriage records are recorded at the Tipton County Clerk’s office for the years of 1840 – present. To request copies thru our online portal CLICK HERE. If you are unable to request the record online, you may submit in writing the name of both individuals and the date of the marriage or come into our office to request the record. The fee for a certified marriage certificate is $5.00 per copy (if mailed please send an additional fee of $2 for postage).


Wills/Probate Records
The Tipton County Clerk’s office maintains will or probate records for the years of 1823 – 1982. To request copies of wills after the year of 1982, you must contact the Tipton County Chancery Court at (901) 476-0209, as probate records were transferred to that office in 1982.

Divorce Records
The Tipton County Clerk’s office maintains divorce records for the years of 1823 – 1966. To request copies of divorces after 1966, you must contact the Tipton County Chancery Court at (901) 476-0209 or Tipton County Circuit Court at (901) 475-3310, as divorce records were transferred to that office in 1966.

Wills/Probate or Divorce records prices are as follows:
Certified Copy - $5.00 per document
Standard Copy (letter size) - .50¢ per page

County Court (County Legislative Body/County Commission)
County Court (County Legislative Body/County Commission) minutes are recorded in this office for the years of 1823 – present. Various fees for copies may be applicable depending on the request due to research required.

Public records request forms must be submitted to the office at 220 Hwy 51 N, Ste 2, Covington, TN 38019.


220 Highway 51 N, Suite 2
Covington, TN 38019 
Office: 901-476-0207
Fax: 901-476-0297
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 4:30

Munford City Hall 
1397 Munford Avenue 
Munford, TN 38058 
Office: 901-837-5967
Fax: 901-837-5968
Open Every Wednesday
8:30 – 4:30

Atoka Town Hall Kiosk
334 Atoka-Munford Ave
Atoka, TN 38004
24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week


To order a certified copy of your marriage certificate click here: Marriage Record Lookup

Applicants applying for a marriage license may complete the
Marriage License Application Form  at home, print and bring with you to the office.  Marriage Licenses are issued Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00.

The license fee is $97.50. The cost is reduced to $37.50, if the couple completes a premarital preparation course from a qualified instructor and submits the Certificate of Completion form when applying for the license.

Both applicants must appear in the office to sign the permanent record book.

There is no waiting period. The license must be used within 30 days from the date of issue.

The State of Tennessee does not require a blood test.

Both parties must be 18 years of age or older. A driver’s license , certified copy of birth certificate, or passport/visa is required for identification.

A marriage license issued in Tipton County is valid throughout the United States, but recommend if you are getting married outside the State of Tennessee to contact that particular state to verify validity.



Beginning July 1, 2023, the fee to renew a passenger vehicle is $90.00 in the office. If you are mailing in your renewal, the fee is $92.00 (extra $2.00 is for postage).

Any specialty plate is an additional $36.00. If you have a specialty plate that has been personalized, then you will need to add another additional $36.00.

A donation of $1 to promote Organ Donor Awareness is optional.

Residents moving from another county to Tipton County must provide two (2) proofs of residency. Click here for a list of acceptable proofs of residency.


The application for a title to a vehicle is $14.00. The total fee for a new title and license plate is $104.00.

If you would rather have a specialty plate, then you will need to add an additional $36.00 to the $104.00 fee.

Transfer of a tag and application for title is $20.50. If you have a lien holder add $11.00 to your total.

If an individual purchases a vehicle from a dealer in TN, sales tax is paid to the dealer; otherwise the sales tax is paid to the County Clerk’s office.

Replacement titles for current registered vehicles can be processed by the owner at the Covington location. The replacement fee is $14.00.

New residents to Tennessee will need the following:

- Two Proofs of Residency for Tipton County. Click here for acceptable proofs of residency.

- If there is a lien on the vehicle, please bring in your current registration from that state and your security agreement or payment book showing leinholder.

- If there is no lien, you will need to bring in your title from that state.
A donation of $1 to promote Organ Donor Awareness is optional.



Click the above picture to view specialty license plates and funding the arts in Tennessee.


Notary Publics are elected by the County Commission for a four (4) year term. The County Commission meets on the second Monday of each month to elect Notary Publics.

The notary application and $14.00 fee should be submitted in person to the County Clerk's office by 12:00 noon prior to the meeting of the County Commission.

How to become a Notary in Tennessee

Additional information Tennessee Notary Public Handbook