Debbie Tittle, Register of Deeds

Debbie McInturff Tittle is a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, Tennessee.  She and her husband Toney and sons Matthew and Jeremy reside in the Fishery Community.  Debbie has had the honor and privilege of serving Unicoi County as their Register of Deeds for the past twenty-four years and was recently re-elected to her seventh term of office.  Debbie and her family attend Lighthouse Baptist Church where Debbie serves as treasurer.

Since taking office in 1990, Tittle has completed training and is certified through the University of Tennessee’s County Technical Assistance Services as a public administrator.  She is a graduate of the UT Center for Government Training Leadership program and most recently received certification in archive management at the Tennessee State Library and Archives Archiving Institute.  

Debbie Tittle has twice served as president of the East Tennessee Registers Association, of which she is a charter member.  Her peers selected her as East Tennessee Register of the Year in 1995, 2005 and again in 2011.
 
In 2007, Debbie was chosen by registers across the state to serve as president of the Tennessee Registers Association.  During her tenure as president, she challenged fellow registers across the state to make a difference in their respective counties in educating citizens as to the need for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and to reach out to families who have been affected by it.

In 2008, she was selected as Tennessee Register of the Year among her fellow state registers.  Debbie was presented the Tennessee Register of the Year in 2014 at the County Officials Association of Tennessee meeting in Chattanooga.

Debbie was a member of the original Veterans Memorial Committee that saw into fruition the completion of the Unicoi County Veterans Memorial in 2004; fulfilling her desire to honor and give back to those who have given so much of themselves for others.
 
She is a member of the County Officials Association of Tennessee, Tennessee State Archivists Association and the National Association of Government Archives & Records Management. She currently chairs the Unicoi County Records Commission.  Debbie completed a three year archive program with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and received her certification as an archivist.   She has served as chairman of the Unicoi County Republican Party and currently serves as female vice-chairman.  In addition to her professional recognitions, Debbie has also been named a Tennessee Colonel Aide de Camp, the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed on a citizen in Tennessee, by governors Don Sundquist, Phil Bredesen, and Bill Haslam.  The local GOP has recognized her with a Lifetime Service Award and she was presented the 2006 Record of Service Award by The Erwin Record. She was named Hometown Hero by the Modern Woodmen Association and was presented a Public Servant award by the Tennessee Bear Hunter’s Association.

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Military Discharge Records

Recorded Unicoi County military discharge records are now sequestered for 75 years, according to Register of Deeds Debbie Tittle. The recently enacted TCA 10-7-513 completely revised the law on military discharge records and who can access those records in registers’ offices across the State of Tennessee.

FAQ

Q. How do I add or put someone else's name on my deed?
A. A copy of your deed or your original deed must be taken to an attorney's office so that the attorney can see the description of the property and the name the original deed is in. The attorney will then prepare a new document and then the new document is brought to the Register's Office for recording.

Q. After I pay off my mortgage (deed of trust) will you send me my original deed?
A. We do not keep original documents in our office except for federal and state liens. The original deed is given back to the customer after the document is recorded. The only thing kept in our office is a copy.

Q. Can I register my will?
A. No, a will is only registered after a person is deceased and when the will is probated in Chancery court and pertains to real estate.

Q. How do I get a copy of a deed?
A. You may call or come by our office with the name of the current owner of the property. If you do not know the current owner then if you know the address or can locate the property on a map then start with the assessor's office. They can tell you the name of owner. Then come to the register office for assistance. We will be happy to mail, fax or give you a copy in person.

Q. Can I see what a previous owner gave for some property?
A. Everything is the register's office is public record. This is a constitutional law.

Q. Does this deed transfer have to be published in the local newspaper?
A. Everything is the register's office is public record. This is a constitutional law.

 
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