Kim Parks, Trustee
Trustee's Office
101 County Courthouse
Lafayette, TN 37083
(615) 666-3624 (Voice)
(615) 666-6445 (Fax)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00
Saturday: 8:00 - 12:00 (October thru February)

Night Collection Box: 

Located on the east side of the Courthouse near the big oak tree.

S Lamb 2023 - Copy
Stephanie Lamb
Deputy Clerk 1/Bookkeeper
Jackie Whittemore
Deputy Clerk 2
Anita Gregory
Part-Time Clerk

The Macon County Trustee’s Office is like the County’s banker. The Trustee is responsible for collecting money. The Trustee is also responsible for investing the County’s money until the money is used.

The Trustee collects money from:

The State of Tennessee

The Federal Government

Register of Deeds

County Mayor

Circuit Court Clerk

County Clerk

Highway Department

Superintendent of Schools

County Probation Program

Any other revenue that comes to Macon County

Each year all counties in Tennessee are audited by the State of Tennessee to insure their books are accurate and all money is properly accounted for.

The Trustee is elected in the general elections in August every four years.  The next election will be in 2026.  In addition to the elected Trustee, Macon County also has two full-time deputies and one part-time.

Go to Tennessee Trustee to search for tax bills.


The Trustee's Office was formed shortly after Macon County was established in 1842. Macon County came from parts of Smith County in Tennessee, Trousdale County in Tennessee and Allen County in Kentucky. The first elected Trustee was Daniel Parsley.

Collecting property taxes and investing the County’s money have always been the duties of the Trustee. However, over the years there have been some unusual taxes collected. From the late 1800's to the late 1920's, for example, the Trustee was responsible for collecting a dog tax. It is unclear what all of that money went for, but a good portion of it was paid to reimburse farmers whose sheep and goats were killed by wild dogs!

It is also interesting to note that, in the early days, there were not any road taxes charged to property owners. Instead, they would donate their time, wagons and teams and just do the road work themselves in the part of the County where they lived.