Moving to Hardin County?
Welcome to Savannah and Hardin County, Tennessee.
Whether you are a full-time or part-time resident, it won’t take you long to get settled. You will find local businesses and service people to be friendly and helpful. This section of the website will provide information that you will need to know about the area.
Public Education -
You will need to have birth certificates and immunization records for registration.
County has a total of seven schools: a comprehensive high school serving
grades 9-12; a middle school for grades 6-8 located near the high
school; a school for grades K-8 located west of Counce on Highway 57;
and four elementary schools throughout the county. To obtain specific
information about the public schools, contact the Hardin County Board of Education in Savannah (phone: 731-925-3943).
Private Schools -
Savannah Christian Academy, call 731/926-1504.
Harbert Hills Academy, call 731/925-3098.
Continuing Education -
Jackson State Community College, call 731/925-5722.
Tennessee Technology Center at Crump, call 731/632-3393.
AT&T and CenturyLink serve Hardin County. To obtain home service from AT&T, call 800/288-2020; for commercial service, call 866/620-6000. CenturyLink residential customers should call 800/201-4099 and business customers, 800/201-4102.
The Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative 731-925-4916 and Pickwick Electric Cooperative, 731-645-3411, provide electric service for residents of Hardin County. For information, contact the TVEC local office at 590 Florence Road, Savannah, 731-925-4916. Pickwick Electric can be reached at 731-632-3333.
Natural gas is supplied by the City of Savannah to city residents, 731-925-4216. Three commercial gas companies serve county residents: Amerigas Propane Service, Hwy. 64 East Adamsville, 731-632-3379, Dowdle Gas Co., 2714 Wayne Rd. Savannah, 731-925-1726, and Roger’s LP Gas Company, Hwy. 57 West, Counce, Tennessee, 731-689-3707.
Newcomers to Hardin County from another county in Tennessee should get a Hardin County decal from the County Clerk’s Office, 65 Court Street, Suite 1, Savannah, 731-925-3921.
Licenses are issued in Savannah at 880 Pickwick Rd. Suite 2. The telephone number is 731/926-1581. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. You may also renew your driver's license on-line through the “Online Services” at www.tennessee.gov
City and county property taxes are due on October 1 and are delinquent on March 1. City taxes are payable at City hall, 140 Main Street, Savannah, phone 731-925-6808. County taxes are payable at the Trustees’ Office, 465 Main Street, Savannah, 731-925-8180. You may also check with the Trustees’ Office to find out if you qualify for senior citizen’s exemptions.
You may register to vote when you obtain a driver’s license or at the Hardin County Election Commission Office 9 Courthouse, Savannah, County Clerk’s Office, the Registrar of Deeds’ Office, Veteran’s Administration Office, Health Department, Library, or the Department of Human Services. You must be registered at least 29 days prior to an election in order to vote. Hardin County is in House District 71, Senate District 26, and Congressional District 3. The Hardin County Election Commission is comprised of: Johnny Bellis, Chairman; David Jerrolds, Secretary; and members Jane Beal, Robert E. Higginbottom, and Maribeth Long. For more information and location of polling places, contact the Voter Registrar located in the Courthouse on Main Street, Savannah, 731-925-3375
Tennessee sales tax is presently 7.5%.