Everything you need to know about county governance in Tennessee
County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1973 at the urging of county officials and the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA, who wanted an agency to provide prompt, accurate technical assistance for all aspects of county government on a daily basis to Tennessee's 95 counties.
CTAS helps fulfill the land-grant mission of the University of Tennessee by providing outreach, training, and research in all 95 counties across the state.
Technical Assistance, Training, Consulting, and Information Services
Assessor of Property Services
CTAS assists assessors of property and the property assessment community. Key areas of support include: reappraisal review and guidance; budget assistance; training opportunities; certified tax rate; calculating a penny value; onsite assistance and guidance for day-to-day operations; appeal advice; and city cost-sharing calculations.
CTAS environmental consultants provide information on recycling, solid waste collection, and landfill management. This work has become more important as counties cope with an increased number of state and federal environmental regulations.
CTAS offers assistance in every aspect of county government finance — budgeting, purchasing, investing, debt management, insurance and risk management.
CTAS helps highway departments prepare certifications of county road revenues, develop and maintain computerized road lists, analyze project costing and inventory management, and develop bid specifications for needed equipment.
CTAS provides many information resources available to county officials and their staffs. CTAS works with county officials to improve their information technology and cybersecurity resources through consultation and direct technical assistance.
CTAS attorneys author many CTAS publications, draft and review legislative proposals, monitor General Assembly action, and compile the private acts of each county. These lawyers also respond to questions and issue written legal opinions.
Public Safety Services
Officials across Tennessee turn to the CTAS public safety consultants for assistance in law enforcement, jail operations, facility and staffing needs evaluations, and public safety related training.
CTAS offers several training opportunities for county officials and their employees. Our programs cover a wide variety of topics related to county government, administrative operations, and technical skills.
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