County Clerk Bill Knowles said he is remitting a record amount of excess fees to county general government.
Mr. Knowles said, “Today, I’m pleased to remit $1,215,229.00 to county general government in excess fee earnings collected during the past five months. This amount is in addition to $1.6 million remitted since April 2012. The latest sum is a record amount of excess ever remitted by the county clerk to general government.
“An interesting note surrounding this almost $3 million is that a major portion of the excess did not come from local taxpayers. Most of the amount was earned through extra work my office pursued from trucking firms eligible to apply for Tennessee’s permanent semi-trailer plates and other title-related applications.
“These firms with offices and depots in several states could have applied elsewhere, but I aggressively sought their business for Tennessee. My deputy clerks are due much praise for demonstrating the ability to quickly and efficiently process volume tag and title transactions. Our office will continue working hard to maintain the confidence of those we serve.
“My commitment to taxpayers is to provide quality and efficient County Clerk services, and at the same time generate funds for Hamilton County government. I’m thankful business has rebounded from the 2009 economic slowdown."