Gateway to the Big South Fork

Moving to Scott County

The secret is out: Scott County, Tenn., is more than just a good place to visit. Tucked away in the Cumberland Mountains, yet conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Knoxville, Scott County combines the luxury of country living with the conveniences of a modern lifestyle. Our schools and health care system are recognized as among the best in the state. And when the work day is done, there are rivers to be fished, trails to be ridden and sights to be seen.

This information is compiled to help make your transition to Scott County as smooth as possible. Should you have any questions, please contact the Scott County Mayor’s Office, (423) 663-2000.


Plateau Electric Cooperative — (423) 569-8591
Citizens Gas Utility District — (423) 569-4457
Highland Telephone Cooperative — (423) 663-3939
Huntsville Utility District — (423) 663-3550
Oneida Water & Wastewater Department — (423) 569-6311

Trash Collection

Private contractors offer trash collection services in unincorporated areas of Scott County. Contractors are:
• Have Garbage Will Travel — (423) 663-3735
Municipal governments handle trash collection for residents of Huntsville, Oneida and Winfield.

Recycling — The Scott County Recycling Center, located at 735 Scott High Drive in Huntsville is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and accepts appliances and most types of recyclable waste. (423) 663-9770.

Registrations & Taxes

Vehicles — (423) 663-2588

Driver’s License — (423) 663-9555

Property taxes — Property tax bills are mailed by the last Friday of September each year and are payable and due from Oct. 1-Feb. 28. For more information, call (423) 663-2598.

Voter registration — Voter registration is available year-round, though there is a cutoff in advance of each scheduled election. For more information, call (423) 663-2430.

Building permits — Building permits are not required by Scott County.


Scott County has three public libraries — in Huntsville, Oneida and Winfield — in addition to the Robbins Book Station. Our libraries foster reading for all ages and offer a variety of resources, including audio tapes for adults and children, computers with Internet access for public use, local history collections, microfilm readers and film collections, summer reading programs and story time programs, and more.
Huntsville Public Library — 314 Courthouse Square, Huntsville; (423) 663-9230;
Oneida Public Library — 290 S. Main Street, Oneida; (423) 569-8634;
Winfield Public Library — 24961 Scott Highway, Winfield; (423) 569-9047
Robbins Book Station — 5900 Scott Highway, Robbins
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Additional Services

Health Department — (423) 663-2445
Social Services — (423) 663-2821
Children’s Services — (423) 663-4119

Parks & Recreation

Scott County has several public parks in addition to the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Oneida City Park is widely regarded as one of the best municipal public parks in the region. The Town of Huntsville and Town of Winfield also maintain public parks. A community park is maintained in Robbins.
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Scott County is governed by an elected county mayor, who serves as chief executive of the county, and a 14-member board of commissioners, elected by district. Commissioners meet on the third Monday of each month at the Scott County Office Building, beginning at 6 p.m. A work session is held on the first Monday of each month at the office building, beginning at 5 p.m. The Towns of Huntsville, Oneida and Winfield are governed by a mayor and four-member board of aldermen, elected in municipal elections every four years. The Scott County School System is governed by a seven-member board of directors, elected by district. The Oneida Special School District is governed by a five-member board of directors, elected by district. Each school district’s board appoints a director to administer day-by-day operations of the school district.

Emergency Services

For emergencies, call 911.

Sheriff’s Department — (423) 663-3165
Oneida Police Department — (423) 569-4255
Winfield Police Department — (423) 569-4400
Scott County EMS — (423) 569-6000

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