March 14, 2019

Middle Tennessee Regional Meeting Agenda
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March 6, 2019

Sign Up Sheet for 2019 Spring Register's Conference
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February 27, 2019

East Tennessee Regional Meeting Agenda
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February 26, 2019

Good afternoon everyone,

Please help us encourage everyone to register for our upcoming Regional Meetings as soon as possible. We are working hard to make sure these events are beneficial to our members, but could really use your help in making sure everyone knows about these meetings and fills out the online registration form so we can get an accurate head count. This is also an excellent event for office staff participation as well. Remember, there will be 10-12 hours of COCPT credit available for anyone in your office who may need it!

We really appreciate anything you can do to lend us a hand! The link for registration can be found here:

Registration Form

The preliminary agenda can be viewed here:

Preliminary Agenda

Thanks a million!!

As always – let me know if you have questions or need anything further and I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Lori Long, MBA
Director of Marketing and Communications
615.253.6700 |
226 Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard, Suite 200 | Nashville, TN 37219


January 18, 2019

My heart is deeply saddened to inform everyone that Weakley County has lost one of its greatest leaders, Mr. Houston Patrick. Today we all mourn the loss of a great leader, mentor, devoted public servant, wonderful husband and father, and special friend. Houston's reputation preceded him. He was the Weakley County Register of Deeds for 24 years. In that time he was active in the association serving many roles. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 A.M at First Baptist Church in Martin with the address of 123 University Street, Martin Tn 38237. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 at First Baptist Church. For further information see

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

April Wright Jones, Weakey County Register of Deeds


January 17, 2019

CTAS Legal Issues - Presentation
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January 15, 2019

Regional Meeting Dates
  East Tenn - March 6-7, 2019 (Crown Plaza Downtown Knoxville)
  Middle Tenn - March 21-22, 2019 (Lane Agri-Park Murfreesboro)
  West Tenn - March 25-26 (West TN Training Center Denmark)

Details coming soon. . .


January 7, 2019

Register Legal Issues class!!
Legal Issues for Registers of Deeds - Kristy Brown
This class will discuss legal issues that pertain to
the office of the Register of Deeds, including
recording requirements, indexing, electronic
recording and recently passed laws on the
redaction of personal information and recording
of fraudulent liens. This class will also discuss financial issues relating to fees, purchasing and budgeting.
The Legal Issues series will be offered one time this year. Seats are limited. Each attendee is responsible for their own hotel rooms if needed.

Event Schedule - all classes 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Embassy Suites Cool Springs
820 Crescent Centre Dr, Franklin, TN

Click here to register

Note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
Please remember that classes open for registration 1 month in advance.


January 4, 2019

Hello Register Family. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is ready for a great year. Congratulations to Nick McBride, Knox County Register, for being appointed C.O.A.T. Legislative Chair. I also wanted to thank all of the Registers who have had their county commission pass the Resolution which urges the General Assembly to support the restoration of Registers' Commission. To those Registers who have the Resolution on the County Commission January agenda, once the resolution is adopted, please do the following: 1. Ask the County Clerk for a copy of the Resolution and mail a copy to your State Represenatives & State Senator. 2. Ask the County Clerk for a certified copy and mail it to Rodney Archer, Executive Director, County Officials Association of Tennessee 226 Capitol Blvd., Suite 200 Nashvile, TN 37219. Thank you for all you do for your county and for the State of Tennessee. Have a great weekend.


Natalie Porter
Carroll County Register


November 14, 2018

5% Resolution (Generic) to restore Register's
commission.   Click here


November 13, 2018

You may now book your rooms for the 2019 Spring
Registers Conference in Cool Springs Tennessee
Click here for details


November 8, 2018

We received sad news from Henry County yesterday morning.  Long time Register Alice Webb passed away.  She was the Register for 37 Years.  Please keep Alice's family and friends in your prayers.
Click here for details

The West Tennessee Registers will hold their
winter meeting on December 4th from
11:30am - 1:30pm at Redbones Bar & Grill in
Jackson Tennessee.  Click here for map


November 7, 2018

The 2019 C.O.A.T. Conference has been scheduled for November 20-22, 2019 at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN
As soon as we receive the reservation code we will publish.


November 2, 2018

ProGResS & BIS are sponsoring dinner for early arrivals this Sunday at 6:00pm at the Jack Daniel's Restaurant inside the Opryland Hotel.


October 9, 2018

Please proof your info and pic from the Tennessee Registers Association Directory Click here (file size is somewhat large 4mb)

If there are changes that need to be made before we send to print, click here to submit changes.


October 8, 2018

COAT Conference Agenda Click here for details...


October 5, 2018

Vote for "2018 Register of the Year"
Click here


August 28, 2018

Documentation from the COOP Meeting
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New* County Officials Checklist - click here

August 24, 2018

County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT)  Conference Registration form - click here
COAT homepage - click here


July 17, 2018

County Officials Orientation Program (COOP)
August 20-21, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel, Murfreesboro
Click here for conference details

Registration Information

All newly elected officials will be pre-registered for COOP. Newly elected officials (first time elected on August 2, 2018) do not need to register.  However, please use the link below to RSVP to the dinner.

Incumbent officials need to register to attend COOP and pay a registration fee of $150. Please use the form below to register to
attend COOP. We do not accept electronic payments.  You must mail a check for the registration fee and your
registration form to the address below:

Incumbent Registration Form

County Technical Assistance Service
County Officials Orientation Program
226 Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard, Suite 400
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Please RSVP for the dinner being held on the first night of your group's session: Dinner Reservations.
Lodging Information

COOP will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.

Hotel address: 1200 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hotel phone: (615) 890-4464

Make your hotel reservations now. To reserve a room at the Embassy Suites hotel special conference rate of $139, call (615) 890-4464 and use code COO before July 20. This rate will increase significantly after July 20.

Please do not reserve more rooms than you need. We need to ensure all attendees are able to stay at the conference rate.


March 16, 2018

West Tennessee Regional Meeting

State of Tennessee - Department of Revenue
Susan L Sagash
Tax Audit Manager, Audit Division

Cindy Larkin
Tax Auditor, Audit Division


February 23, 2018

Spring Registers Conference Registration and Tentative Agenda
Click Here


February 14, 2018

Regional Meeting Agenda - West Tennessee
West TN Regional Training Center - Map
  317 Denmark-Jackson Road
Denmark, TN 38391

  Day 1 - March 15
8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 11:30am CTAS Re-Certification Training
11:30am - 1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm - 4:30pm CTAS Re-Certification Training
  Day 2 - March 16
8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am COAT & Legislative Update
9:00am - 11:00am Affiliate Breakout Sessions

Hilton Garden Inn - Map
1324 Vann Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Government rate @ $93.00 per night
15 minutes from meeting location


January 26, 2018

Legislative Report Update
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January 23, 2018

1st Annual Regional Meetings Info and Sign-up.
Click here


Past News

Updated: 3/14/2019