Rob Mathis, County Trustee

Rob Mathis was elected County Trustee in 2010. A native of Cocke County, he is also a former mathematics teacher, Army officer, and Iraq War veteran.

Office Duties:
The Trustee’s Office is an elective office. This office has four primary responsibilities:

  1. The Trustee serves as the treasurer of the county and in this position, he must implement a sound cash management policy because of its impact on other county offices and on taxpayers.
  2. The office serves as the county bank since it handles all receipts and disbursements for the operating departments of general government, public education, and highways.
  3. The Trustee is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes, maintaining accurate records of property tax payments.
  4. The Trustee also manages the total cash of the county and invests the idle cash funds to achieve the greatest secured return for the taxpayers.

The office staff are:

  • Juanita Frazier-Chief Deputy/Bookkeeper
  • Annette Merica-Senior Deputy/Assistant Bookkeeper
  • April Henderson-Junior Deputy
  • Joan Stokely-Clerk
  • Tonya Harden-Clerk

The Tennessee Code Annotated describes the operating procedures under which the Trustee must adhere.

Property Tax Payment Options Are:

  1. In person: Trustee’s Office is on the first floor of the Cocke County Court House, Room 107; We accept cash, checks, money orders, debit cards and credit cards. All cards will be charged a processing fee. Cocke County does not receive any of this fee.
  2. By mail: See address below. Postmark accepted.
  3. By phone: By credit card or e-check (1-877-768-5048). A convenience fee will be charged by our vendor for all phone payments. Cocke County does not receive any of this fee.
  4. Online: http://www.tennesseetrustee.com/
  5. After Business Hours: Deposit envelope containing payment and tax notice in the slot labeled “Property Tax Payment Night Deposit” in the door beside the teller windows. Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to receive a receipt by mail.

To avoid penalty and interest, taxes must be paid by the last business day of each February following mailing of tax notices.

Links:
Property Tax Look-up & Payment: http://cocke.tennesseetrustee.org/

Important Information

Contact Info:
111 Court Ave, Room 107
Newport, TN 37821

Phone: (423) 623-3037
Fax: (423) 625-9464

email: rmathis@cockecounty.net

Office Hours:

  • Monday 8:00-4:30
  • Tuesday 8:00-4:30
  • Wednesday 8:00-12:00
  • Thursday 8:00-4:30
  • Friday 8:00-4:30
  • Saturday 8:00-11:00