County News

Below are press releases sent to area media outlets by the Communications Director.

2020 Releases
Early voting begins Feb. 12 for Presidential preference, county primary
Washington County delinquent tax sale slated for March 5
Trustee’s Office holds Saturday hours for last day to pay property taxes
TRICARE Select benefits briefing for active duty, military retirees March 23
Washington County courts open, suspend in-person appearances through March 31
County offices open for business, suggest online methods - March 18, 2020
Washington County serving public, protecfing employees - March 24, 2020
Mayor issues local emergency order, safer at home directive for Washington County - March 30, 2020
Conducting business differently is working for Washington County - April 17, 2020
Courtrooms reopen on May 4th in Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties - May 1, 2020
Washington County offices reopen to in-person service June 1 - May 21, 2020
Washington County Archives broadens researcher hours - June 5, 2020
Washington County receives award for excellence in financial reporting - July 1, 2020
Washington County Mayor issues mask requirement - July 13, 2020
Opinion:  Regional response effective in pandemics, economic development - July 19, 2020
Washington County Mayor extends mask requirement - Aug. 28, 2020
Register of Deeds offers free property fraud alert service - Sept. 22, 2020
Story honored as Veteran Service Officer of the Year - Nov. 12, 2020

2019 Releases
Program through Register of Deeds encourages veterans to record discharge papers
Veteran Service Office helps veterans secure benefits
Partial payment, prepayment and tax relief programs designed to make paying your property taxes easier
Washington County receives award for excellence in financial reporting
Property values increased; property tax rate decreased 23 cents
Assessor awarded Three Star Certification
Two grant opportunities available for infrastructure in WCIP
State Auditor Releases Clean Opinion on the County’s Financials
Washington County Awarded Grant for Industrial Park Master Plan