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Make sure you do the following when choosing a new Windows password:
A phishing attack is when an email is sent from someone who poses as a reliable source and tricks a user into giving away financial information or allowing access to a network. This stolen information is then used to extort a person or organization.
The email may appear to be from a legitimate source or include infected links and attachments that seem harmless, so it's sometimes hard to tell. This seemingly harmless email will try to steal financial information or could contain a virus called ransomware. Watch this short video to learn how to distinguish a potentially harmful email.
VIDEO- "What is Phishing and How do I Protect Myself?" (2 min 28 sec)
A real E-fax will always show as being from firstname.lastname@example.org. If it's not from this email, please do not open, forward, or download it, just delete it.
You should NEVER open, respond to, or forward emails that may be a threat. If you believe HR, IT, or Accounting may need your assistance, call them directly. NEVER send sensitive information (passwords, banking info, Social Security, etc.) via email. Do not download attachments or click on links without double checking that the sender is legitimate.
These alerts should always be taken seriously- please notify Blount County IT immediately.
If you think anything is wrong with your computer, remove the blue Ethernet cable or disconnect from WiFi completely, then turn off your computer. Disconnecting yourself is the best way to prevent a virus from spreading, and it will never hurt your computer. If you suspect anything, you should always disconnect then call IT at 865-273-5730 (do not enter a ticket) ASAP.
Ransomware is a virus that locks your computer and demands a ransom for the release of your files. They often appear as a harmless email, link, or download and don't reveal themselves until it's too late. Watch the video below to see an example of ransomware. Note that a ransomware attack can happen in many different ways or may look different, but any type of ransomware is still harmful.
VIDEO- Ransomware Simulation (3 min 12 sec)
Follow all of the security processes listed above (browsing the web with caution, staying alert for phishing attacks, being cautious of what content you download or run, etc.), and if you do happen to become infected, unplug your blue Ethernet cable or remove yourself from WiFi completely, and turn off your computer IMMEDIATELY. Removing yourself from the network may prevent the ransomware from spreading through the network and infecting more files. Aside from that, there's not much anyone can do after they have been infected besides lose files or tons of money, so its vital that we avoid it in the first place, but no pressure.
Make sure you lease sites that have suspicious pop-ups or give warnings of malware. Always check that a site has "https://" at the beginning. Check out the video below for more.
VIDEO- Internet Safety: Your Browser's Security Features (2 min 21 sec)
Call the Highway Dept at 865-982-4652, we will have an inspector look at and advise type and size of tile needed. It is then your responsibility to purchase and install the drainage tile and once complete the inspector will verify installation at which time the county will take over any future maintenance for it.
No, all Cities, Towns and State roads are maintained by them. The Highway Department maintains all county roads and right of ways. All State roads are easily identifiable by a number, for example; Hwy 321 or Hwy 411 are both State roads and maintained by them.
The right of way for every County road is different and ranges from 11ft to 25ft from the center of the road, please call the Highway Department at 865-982-4652 to find out what the right of way for your road is.
It is impossible to plow all the roads at one time, we plow Primary Roads first, Secondary Roads next and Subdivision Streets last. We follow this procedure to allow emergency equipment to navigate the roads as soon as possible. We understand that people have places they need to go and we do our best to plow all the roads as quickly and safely as possible.
You need to call, 865-273-5400 and select Option #1 for Jury Services, and ask us to check for you.
A Clerk will contact you as quickly as possible, either by a phone call or email, when your Jury Questionnaire and Documentation is received. You are more than welcome to call, 865-273-5400 and select Option #1 for Jury Services, and ask for a status update on your Jury Summons at anytime.
Youth Service Officer(865) 273-5945Department of Children’s Services Probation(865) 981-2366Helen Ross McNabbHome Base Intensive Probation(865) 273-5954
The Restraining Order list is:Anyone can file for any reasonNo order issued until court dateMust be very specific in what you want the Respondent to be restrained from doing - the Judge will determine what to order when you go to court.Fee due at time of filingCivil contempt hearing to determine violationMust be filed during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)Once granted, effective for up to 10 years
Definitely so. There are several price and time-frame options that can help you in your decision making. For more information go to Advertising
Katie B. Kerr heads the Purchasing Department.
Fill out an Open Records Request Form by going to: Open Public Records Request Form
You will need to contact the Blount County Health Department or Tennessee Vital Records. For more information go to: Blount County Health Department
Contact the Blount County Health Department - they keep death records for six years If it is older than six years contact the Tennessee Vital Records. For more information go to: Blount County Health Department
We are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am - 4:30pm
No, we do not accept glass items at our facility
At this time the local Target stores are accepting glass items to recycle
Yes, we have a dedicated compactor that takes cardboard
You can see all the items that we accept on our website main page or stop by our facility and get a flier with everything listed that we accept and items that we do not take at this time.
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A dropbox is located in the 24-hour lobby of the Blount County Justice Center, 940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804.
Everything from narcotics to over-the-counter medications will be accepted.
Items Accepted for the Pharmaceutical Collection Program
Items Not Accepted in the Program
Safe At-Home Disposal
Do not flush or pour medications down the drain. Remove medication from original packaging and mix with an undesirable substance such kitty litter or used coffee grounds. Place the mixture in a bag and throw in your trash container. Remove and destroy any personal information on the empty medicine container and recycle the empty container.
--COMPLETING AN ONLINE APPLICATION IS THE FIRST STEP. That is required to proceed further. --Go to www.bcso.com and click on the "Employment" button on the homepage. --Complete the online application FULLY and TRUTHFULLY.
--Email invitation to take the written exam, with instructions on what to bring to the exam--Delivery to BCSO by the applicant at the exam of the following forms and documents: >>Copies of valid driver license, SS card, HS diploma/GED certificate, birth certificate, and DD-214 (if former military), >>Signed authorization forms for a credit check, background investigation, Notice to Applicant & Agreement, PREA form (these forms are available for download at the following link: ) >>Completed and signed Personal History Statement (this form is available for download at the above forms link)--Written exam (which tests for math, reading comprehension, and basic reasoning skills), writing exercise (to evaluate your ability to communicate in writing), and a physical exercise (this exercise is NOT "pass-fail"). Exams are typically conducted 3x per year, on a Saturday morning.--Credit check and NCIC report --Review by Command Staff of each applicant's file, which contains application, exam score, writing exercise, physical exercise results, credit report, NCIC report, Personal History Statement, any referrals, all documents and forms provided before taking the exam, and any other information in the applicant's file at that time--Selection of applicants invited to continue in the screening process: >>Email to applicants NOT invited to continue in the screening process, advising that BCSO is focusing on other applicants at this time >>Email to applicants who are invited to continue, advising that a panel interview followed by a meeting with the Deputy Chief will be scheduled--Invitation to Panel Interview and meeting with Deputy Chief--Evaluation of Panel Interview results and meeting with Deputy Chief.....selection of applicants to be invited to continue in the screening process--Email to applicants advising they are proceeding to a background investigation (or not proceeding further in the screening process)--Referral of selected applicant's file to the background investigator--Background Investigation (this may take several weeks)--Review of background investigation results and review of departmental open positions, funding, and authorization to fill an open position--Selection of applicants invited to continue in the screening process: >>Email to applicants NOT invited to continue in the screening process advising that BCSO is focusing on other applicants at this time >>Email to applicants invited to continue: --Conditional Offer of Probationary Employment issued + instructions on the following: --Physical exam and drug screen --Psychological evaluation by a licensed psychologist --Polygraph exam by a licensed polygraph examiner--Review of the above exams/evaluations and selection of most qualified applicants for an employment offer --Offer of Probationary Employment to those applicants who successfully completed the above steps and were selected for employment
Please click on this link and select the items of interest: http://www.blounttn.org/761/Employee-Benefits
Property Tax is paid annually. Tax Notices are typically mailed in mid to late September each year and are payable through the end of February. They become delinquent on March 1. Please thoroughly review your tax notice as it provides much helpful information such as a discount for early payment. Tax Notices are not required by State law but are sent as a reminder. If you do not receive your notice(s) by October 1 of any given year, please notify our office. Also, please notify us if your mailing address changes.
The Property Tax rate is set annually by the Blount County Board of Commissioners.
2021 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
2020 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
2019 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
2018 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
2017 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
2016 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
2015 - $2.47 for every $100 of assessed value
The Trustee does not determine the amount of your Property Tax bill, but the following shows an example. Your value/appraisal should be on your Property Tax bill.
Example of $100,000 residential property:
$100,000 (Appraised value of property set by the County Assessor’s Office)
x .25 (Residential property is assessed taxes on 25% of value set by County)
$ 25,000 (Assessment)
x .0247 ($2.47 tax rate set by County per $100 of assessment)
$ 618 (2021 County Property Tax Bill)