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Blount County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Blount County law enforcement agencies reported a net total of 6,521 criminal acts committed within county limits in 2018. The estimated crime rate per 1000 for the county was put at 50.19. A closer look at the data revealed larceny-theft to be the most recurring crime, accounting for 47% of the total index crimes. Aggravated-assault was the most common of the county's violent crimes, accounting for 22% of the reports received. There were 312 and 115 reported incidents of burglary and motor vehicle theft, making them the 3rd and 4th most common criminal acts respectively, while the least reported crimes were recorded to be rape, robbery, arson, and murder/manslaughter which, combined, constituted only 3.5% of the reported crimes in 2017.

Criminal Records

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is charged with maintaining law and order in the county, as well as generating data and managing records pertaining to criminal activity within county limits. However, all requests for criminal background records and checks are processed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which serves as the primary custodian of criminal history information of the state.

How to Get Criminal Records

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation processes requests for criminal records from organizations and members of the general public. In compliance with state laws, members of the public may request name-based criminal history checks on any individual and personal fingerprint-based checks. Name-based search requests may be made online or via mail.

Online requests may be made using the Tennessee Open Records Information Services. The requesting party may sign up using the Requestor Information Form and proceed to request a record check on the system. Requestors will be charged $29 per subject plus any applicable credit card fees.

To request records via mail, the requesting party is required to send a written request to the Bureau stating the name of the subject, their date of birth, social security numbers and other unique identifiers. Requests must be accompanied by a cheque or money order payment of $29 and a stamped, self-addressed envelope and sent to:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S Gass Blvd.,
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: (615) 744-4057

Qualified organizations including businesses and licensing agencies may request comprehensive fingerprint-based checks from the Bureau. This will require the organization to have or obtain an Originating Agency Identifier and proceed to schedule an appointment with the approved fingerprint vendor. In such cases, the applicable fee is dependent on the requestor and the reason for requesting a record.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is tasked with the registration of sex offenders residing within county limits. The Office maintains a map with which interested members of the public can view the home, work and school addresses of offenders in the county. Detailed information regarding offenders can be obtained from the Tennessee sex offender registry, which features information regarding the location and compliance status of offenders across the state. Offenders may be searched by name, proximity to specific addresses, and registration number.

Where and How to Get Inmate Information

The Corrections Division of the Blount County Sheriff's Office oversees the affairs of the County Correctional Facility and disseminates inmate and jail information to interested persons. Inmate information can be obtained using the Inmate Now Tool or by perusing the Adult Corrections Information Page of the Sheriff's website. The page features information regarding inmate welfare, visitation schedule, and guidelines as well as inmate mail and phone contact information. Other detainee-specific queries can be made to the corrections division at (865) 273-5000.

Blount County Jail Information

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office maintains an adult detention center situated at:

940 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

Visitations to the center are limited to a maximum of per week and visiting hours are determined by cell assignment. Visitors must be listed on the inmate’s visitation form. Visitors will also be expected to provide a valid photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license) during their visit.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Office of the Blount County Circuit Court retains records of court cases heard by the county Circuit Court. As per state laws, records of all court cases except those involving juvenile delinquents are public record unless otherwise specified by a court order. Interested persons may obtain copies of court records by querying the clerk's office via mail or in person.

In-person requests require that the requestor provide relevant information regarding the record of interest, including the names of the parties involved, the case file number as well as the date of filing and the litigant name. Requestors will also be charged $0.50 per page of the document or $5 for certified copies plus $0.50 per page.

Mail-in requests must include a written request stating the relevant details as well as a cheque or money order of the required payment plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Both in-person and mail requests may be made to:

Circuit Court Clerk
926 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5400

Location of all Courts in the County

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of all the courthouses in Blount County, Tennessee:

Blount County Circuit Court
Blount County Justice Center
926 East Lamar Alexander Parkway,
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5400
Fax: (865) 273-5411

Blount County Chancery Court
Blount County Justice Center
930 East Lamar Alexander Parkway,
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5500
Fax: (865) 273-5519

Blount County General Sessions Court
Blount County Justice Center
926 East Lamar Alexander Parkway,
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5400
Fax: (865) 273-5411

Blount County Juvenile Court
391 Court Street,
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5935

Alcoa Municipal Court
2020 North Wright Road,
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 981-4111

Maryville City Court
Maryville Municipal Center
418 West Broadway,
Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: (865) 273-3701

Rockford City Court
3719 Little River Road,
P.O. Box 32,
Rockford, TN 37853
Phone: (865) 970-9665
Fax: (865) 977-7138

Townsend Municipal Court
133 Tiger Drive,
P.O. Box 307,
Townsend, TN 37882
Phone: (865) 488-6886
Fax: (865) 448-0908

Where and How to Get Property Records

The Blount County Office of the Register of Deeds records and retains documents pertaining to property ownership, including deeds, liens, plats, land records, and real property tax records.

Interested persons may obtain copies of these documents by querying the Register's office in person or by self-serving with the public terminals available in the office.

To access a record, the requesting party will be required to provide the information required to track the record such as the grantor/grantee name, the property address, recording number and page/index number of the document. Requestors will be charged a fee of $0.50 per page of document requested. The Register of Deeds Office is located at:

349 Court Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5880
Fax: (865) 273-5890

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Vital Records

Tennessee County's vital records are maintained and disseminated by the Tennessee Department of Health, which serves as the primary repository of records of birth, death, marriages, and divorces that occur in the state. However, these records are primarily generated at the county level and in Blount County, by the County Department of Health and the County Clerk and Circuit Court Clerk Offices. In any case, the eligibility requirements for accessing these records remain the same across the board.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted by the Blount County Circuit court are maintained and issued by The Office of the Blount County Circuit Court Clerk. Interested persons may obtain copies of these records by requesting them from the clerk's office via mail or in person.

All requests require that the requestor provide relevant information regarding divorce including the names of the parties involved, the case file number as well as the date and place the divorce was filed. The requesting party will also be required to pay $0.50 per page of the record or $5 for certified copies. Both in-person and mail requests may be made to:

Circuit Court Clerk
926 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5400

Where and How to get Marriage Records

The Blount County Clerk's Office issues marriage licenses to intending couples within the county and retains records of marriages licensed by its office. Interested members of the public may obtain copies of these records by querying the Clerk's office. This will require the requestor to provide information regarding the marriage and spouses including the date and place of the marriage, the marriage certificate number (if known) and the names of both spouses (including any maiden names). Marriage records may be requested in person at:

Blount County Clerk
345 Court Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5800
Fax: (865) 273-5815

Where and how to get Birth and Death Records

Records of births and deaths which occurred in Blount County are maintained and issued by the local health department as per state laws. The Blount County Health Department disseminates Short form birth certificates from 1949 till present and Death certificates going back to six years. All other records can only be obtained from the Tennessee vital records office on the first floor of the Central Services Building at 421 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville.

The Blount County Health Department only processes in-person requests from Monday through Friday during office hours. Requestors will be required to present a government-issued ID and may be charged a copy or certification fee depending on the request made. All requests must be made at:

Blount County Health Department
301 McGhee Street
Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: (865) 983-4582
Fax: (865) 983-4574