The Washington County Clerk has two offices for convenient service to the public, one in Jonesborough and one in north Johnson City. Both locations are currently open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Effective September 1, 2022, the County Clerk's office (both Jonesborough and Johnson City) will be open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Please note, we no longer issue driver's licenses at our Johnson City office.
Beer Permit Applications
Application for a Beer permit can be accessed through this link Beer Permit Application (PDF). A non-refundable $250.00 fee must accompany this application. Upon completion of the application, the Beer Board will consider approval of the application at a special called meeting.
Anyone opening a business with gross annual sales in excess of $3,000 must acquire a business license from the county clerk within 20 days of commencing business activity. Need to apply for a business license? There's no need to drive to a county office and wait in line (though we'd love to see you). Visit the Tennessee County Clerk website to apply online. When you're directed to the fillable application site, click on the small calendar icon, select a date, then simply fill out the online form and click submit.
We are working to serve customers more conveniently while saving taxpayers' money at the Washington County Clerk's Office. To save you time as you prepare for one of life's biggest events, we invite you to fill out your marriage pre-application online.
The law requires that all notary publics must be bonded, with a bond signed and executed by an insurance company.
According to Tennessee state statute, county clerks' duties include keeping the official records of the county legislative body. Additionally, county clerks are required to hold a seat on a county's Public Records Commission, as ex officio members.
Why wait in line when you can renew your tags online!