Reference Number: 
CTAS-219

The county receives money through fees and commissions for services performed by county officials.  The register, county clerk, trustee, sheriff, circuit and criminal court clerks, and clerk and master receive fees or commissions for their services.  Excess fees are a source of county revenue for purposes other than the maintenance of these offices.

The statutory references for the fees of these offices are as follows:

Clerks of Court:  T.C.A. §§ 8-21-401 through 8-21-409, 29-22-103, 29-22-105, 32-1- 112, 36-5-405, 38-6-103, 40-3-203, 40-3-204, 40-24-101, 40-24-107, 67-8-406. [Note that the clerk of courts' primary fee statute, T.C.A. § 8-21-401, was completely rewritten by 2005 Public Chapter 429.]

County Clerks:  T.C.A. §§ 8-21-401 through 8-21-409 and 8-21-701 through 8-21-703, 8-16-106, 8-16-109, 7-81-108, 10-7-117, 36-6-413, 44-7-301, 45-6-207, 45-6-208, 55-4- 101, 55-4-105, 55-4-115, 55-4-117, 55-4-123, 55-4-132, 55-4-221, 55-4-223, 55-6-104, 55-50-331, 62-30-103, 67-4-721, 68-3-401, 69-9-208, 70-2-106.

Registers:  T.C.A. §§ 8-21-1001, 47-9-525, 7-81-107, 10-7-114, 48-11-303(d), 48-51- 303, 48-247-103(e), 61-1-1208(d), 61-2-206, 67-4-409(d).

Sheriffs:  T.C.A. §§ 8-21-901 through 8-21-903, 7-81-108, 40-9-127, 67-5-2410.

Jailers:  T.C.A. §§ 8-26-105, 41-4-105, 41-4-115, 40-7-122, 41-4-142.

Trustees:  T.C.A. §§ 8-11-110, 54-4-103, 54-9-112, 69-7-139, 69-7-145, 69-6-220, 69- 6-835, 69-6-931, 54-12-111, 54-12-424, 54-12-425 and 38-5-119 through 38-5-121.