Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Tennessee is in an ongoing declared State of Emergency per order of Governor Bill Lee due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. To visit the state’s website on COVID-19 please CLICK HERE.

 

As of March 13, 2020, due to the State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Carter County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will cease all passport processing until further notice.

Individuals needing to make court payments for fines or fees are being required to use the payment drop box system instead of coming into the office. The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will mail your receipt to you.

 

COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus)

CLICK HERE to find COVID-19 related resources as well as Executive Orders from Gov. Bill Lee and the Carter County Mayor.

 

Tennessee’s Mountain Playground

As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there’s something for everyone.

With the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail as the centerpiece, hikers, campers, walkers and nature enthusiasts have a wide selection of destinations. Waterfalls, lakes, mountain views and trails through peaceful forests allow visitors to choose any level of activity (or inactivity) that suits their fancy.

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a summer get-away, or maybe even a new place to call home, Carter County is the place for you. Come on down and visit Tennessee’s Mountain Playground!

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO MEETINGS:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Governor Lee’s Executive Order permitting governing bodies to continue to hold meetings electronically, some meetings of the Carter County Commission and its committees will remain in an electronic format through December unless otherwise noted.

There will be no physical location for the meetings for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Live public access to the meeting will be available by toll-free telephone call in to Call 1-877-853-5257 and entering Meeting ID 478-766-9850, on the internet by visiting https://zoom.us/j/4787669850 or through the Zoom mobile app by logging into your Zoom app and entering Meeting ID 478-766-9850. 

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Mask requirement extended through December 27

ELIZABETHTON – In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in our region, Carter County Interim Mayor Patty Woodby issued Executive Order No. 9 today extending the requirement for masks to be worn in public places in Carter County until 11:59 p.m. on December 27, 2020. “As we saw the number of