Finance Department

Brad Burke, 
Finance Director


Michael Kennedy, 
Deputy Director


(423) 542-3844

Carter County Courthouse
801 East Elk Avenue
Suite 203
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Payroll Clerk  –  Jaclyn Lewis – 423-542-1804

Accounts Payable Clerk for County  –  Karen Stevens – 423-542-1805

Accounts Payable Clerk for School System  –  Rita Ford – 423-547-4060

Deputy Director  –  Michael Kennedy  –  423-542-1803

Director  –  Brad Burke – 423-547-4005




To administrate the finances of the county for all funds of the various departments, agencies, and boards. The Finance Department is responsible for purchasing, accounting, budgeting, payroll, and other such financial matters. The department conforms to generally accepted principles of governmental accounting.

Summary of Services Provided:

  • Payroll
  • Benefits Administration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Purchasing
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Reporting


Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget

To see a copy of the budget set by the Carter County Commission for the 2018-2019 fiscal year which has been approved by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office click here:  Approved 2018-2019 Budget

Forms and Documents:


Comptroller’s Audit Reports