County Clerk

Special COVID-19 Information: 

Our offices in Jonesborough and Johnson City closed to in-person service on Monday, March 23. Our Johnson City office is temporarily closed for business beginning Monday, April 6. Please contact our Jonesborough Office at 753-1621 if you have any questions or need asssistance.

Through Executive Order No. 15, Governor Bill Lee extended the deadline for obtaining registration renewals that expire in March or April. The new deadline for obtaining these renewals is June 15, 2020. The Department of Revenue hopes this extension of time will alleviate concerns of motor vehicle registrants so they can focus on their health and safety amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

You can renew your vehicle tags via phone, mail or online (see menu at right). Additionally, you can apply for a marriage license, to become a notary and request a business license online as well using the options on the menu on the far right.

For more information, call the Clerk’s office at 753-1621.


Washington County Clerk
100 E. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659 (Historic Courthouse)
Kathy Storey, Clerk
Phone: (423) 753-1621
Fax: (423) 753-4716
Johnson City Office: 378 Marketplace Blvd. Suite 1
Phone: (423) 610-7201
Fax: (423) 610-7207
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Washington County native Kathy Storey was re-elected Washington County Clerk in August, 2014. Storey grew up in what is now south Johnson City, just off of Cherokee Road and graduated from Lamar High School.

Storey completed her bachelor's degree in business administration at East Tennessee State University in 1973. After several years with a local accounting firm, she went to work in the clerk's office in 1981, eventually becoming chief deputy under Doyle Cloyd in the mid-1990s.

Storey and her staff will maintain the courteous service Washington County taxpayers have come to expect in the clerk's office, and customers can expect positive changes in the area of technology.

"There are many great tools available that allow this office to make it easier, faster and more efficient for taxpayers to access our services," Storey says.

"I plan to take full advantage of those by staying current with all the technology that comes available through both the state and private sector vendors. In the long run, this should save time and money for both taxpayers and this office, and allow me to run the Clerk's office more cost-effectively."

To reach Storey, call (423) 753-1624 or e-mail: