Did You Know?

Hancock County is home to the world's largest teapot. It was constructed in 1938, is 14 feet in diameter and 14 feet high, and was used to outlet a variety of pottery products made locally. A complete restoration was performed in 1990.

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Boards and Commissions


Hancock County commissioners are elected to their positions and the position is considered part time; however, as an elected official the responsibility to duty and on call is 24 hours a day.

The most important part of being a commissioner is to stay in touch with constituents and understanding fully their issues and concerns.  To effectively carry out the role of commissioner it is important to make effective decisions based on accurate information and data. 

Meetings are a major part of the commissioner’s role and constitute holding public meetings the first and third Thursday of each month.  Special meetings to address specific issues are scheduled as they become known.

Boards and Services

Board of Election – Voter Registration and Conduct Elections
Courts and Judicial Administration – Circuit Court, Family Court and Probate Court
Economic Development
Health Services
Rural Addressing – Mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) services
Human Services
Parks and Recreation
Law Enforcement – Sheriff Countywide
Prosecuting Attorney
Revenue – Assessment, Tax Collection, Deed Recording, Licensing

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