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Polk County, TN Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 256
Benton, TN 37307 www.polkgovernment.com/clerk-cour...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-338-4524
F: 423-338-8611
Couriers: 164 Industrial Access Circle
Benton, TN 37307
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Chancery Court
PO Box 689
Benton, TN 37307 www.polkgovernment.com/chancery-c...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-338-4522
F: 423-338-4553
Couriers: 161 Industrial Access Circle
Benton, TN 37307
Jurisdiction: Civil, Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption records released
Types of cases handled by the Chancery Court include: Divorces, Child Support and Alimony, Delinquent Property Taxes, Trust Account for Minors, Adoptions, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Land Disputes, Workers' Compensation.
General Sessions Court
PO Box 256
Benton, TN 37307 www.polkgovernment.com/clerk-cour...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-338-4524
F: 423-338-8611
Couriers: 164 Industrial Access Circle
Benton, TN 37307
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Domestic, Juvenile, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released

Polk County, TN Vital Records

Contact the Polk County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Polk County
Register of Deeds
6239 Hwy 411, #211
Benton, TN 37307 www.polkgovernment.com/register-d...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 423-338-4537
Fax: 423-338-3100
Recorded Documents

Polk County Vital Certificates

Polk County Vital Certificates

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Polk County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 435.05 sq mi
Population (2009): 15,648
  • Females: 50.2%
  • White: 97.3%
  • Black/African American: 1.0%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 96.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -408
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 62.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 7.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 7,369
Homeownership Rate (2000): 80.8%
Migration Flow to Polk County, TN from (2007-2008):

Polk County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $117,988
  • Construction: $0
  • Retail Trade: $12,950
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,896
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $5,357
  • Retail Trade: $12,950
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,211
  • Manufacturing: $13,372
  • Farms: $4,090
  • Government: $38,190
Employed (2000): 6,938
Unemployed (2000): 357
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $26,242
Local Government Employment (2007): 712
Local Government Revenue (2007): $24,009 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $13,078 (thou. dol.)

Polk County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 174
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.1
Deaths (2007): 175
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5

Polk County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 47
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 43
Property Crimes (2008): 318
  • Burglary: 96
  • Larceny-Theft: 182
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 40

Polk County Genealogy Records