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Front Page - Friday, September 22, 2017

Clerk’s office remitting excess fees to county government




County Clerk Bill Knowles says the clerk’s office is remitting $868,300 in excess fees to Hamilton County’s general government.

“Much of this excess was earned through additional work the clerk’s office assumed voluntarily to assist taxpayers by contracting with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, the Tennessee Department of Safety and the City of Chattanooga, Knowles says.

“It’s a challenge to take on added responsibilities to help taxpayers, including ... (processing Chattanooga’s city sticker tax) when motorists renew a state vehicle registration, printing duplicate motor vehicle titles while people wait and renewing a state driver’s license at the courthouse office. I consider these functions an extra dimension of service that enables our office to contribute to the general government.

“I commend my dedicated office team for their diligent work. We strive each day to serve mounting numbers of busy citizens needing county clerk services.”

Source: Bill Knowles