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The County Clerk receives and approves applications for Pawnbrokers and title Pledge Lenders. The eligibility process for such a license is established in the State Code.

The law requires that the license be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the establishment is to be operated.


  • pawnComplete Application/Petition
  • Obtain a CPA’s unaudited statement regarding assets.
    (Must have $75,000 readily available to use in business)
  • Obtain Certificate(s) of good moral charter from law enforcement agency for each person listed in petition
  • Proof of good moral character (citizen certificate and oath part of petition) for each person listed
  • Submit fee of $50.00 in certified funds or cash payable to the County Clerk. This fee is not refundable
  • Applicant must purchase a business license(Class 3, Code 5932)and submit a catastrophe insurance policy on contents and/or pledged pawn stubs-payable to County Clerk (as loss payee)

Organ Donor Program

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) is a nonprofit, independent organ and tissue donor network authorized by the federal government to serve 5.5 million people in 84 counties in Tennessee, 10 counties in Virginia, 3 counties in Georgia and 1 county in Kentucky.
TDS is dedicated to supporting families in our community who have lost loved ones by providing an opportunity to donate life through organ, tissue and eye donation.
We invite you to join us in our mission to save and improve lives by becoming a donor.  Together we can renew hope and transform lives.

McMinn Regional Humane Society

The McMinn Regional Humane Society (MRHS), in close cooperation with the City of Athens Animal Shelter, helps provide loving care for thousands of homeless animals every year from the city of Athens and McMinn County. This could not be possible without dedicated MRHS volunteers, wonderful support from the City of Athens Animal Shelter staff and people like you who help support our efforts. For more information about the MRHS, including contacts, hours, and location, and helping us, visit our About Us section.  Our Calendar of Events

donateOrgan donation gives life with others.  Your name on the Donate Life Tennessee Organ and Tissue Donor Registry you can help keep families together. Learn more >>

TWRA Hunting & Fishing.  Visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website.

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