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Under state law, the County Clerk serves as the clerk of the county’s legislative body (County Commission). As such, they are tasked with all of the administrative duties related to the Commission, such as the recording of minutes, publishing of agendas, and providing adequate public notice of meetings.
If you have questions regarding when and where meeting notices and agendas are posted, you need to contact the office of County Clerk Mary Gouge at 423-542-1815. You can reach her office by email to or by calling 423-542-1815.


Carter County has adopted and implemented a Public Records Policy in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-503(g). To see a copy of the records policy, click here: Public Records Policy 5-2021
The Public Records Request Coordinator for Carter County is Marcia Fletcher. Requests to inspect public records may be submitted orally or in writing. Requests for copies of public records must be submitted in writing using the Public Records Request Form. To see a copy of the Public Records Request Form, click here: Public Records Request Form 5-2021

Carter County Finance Department

c/o Marcia Fletcher – Public Records Request Coordinator

801 E. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643


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Current Bids

Carter County has joined the Tennessee Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on Bidnet Direct. The Tennessee Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Tennessee to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. Carter County invites all vendors to register online at

Expenditure Reports