Qualifications to land the register of deeds candidacy

   
Candidates for a county register of deeds are required to meet the standard requirements of Tennessee law specifying basic qualifications for a candidate.
   A candidate for the officer of register of deeds is also required to live within the county where they are seeking office.
   State law reads that a candidate must be eighteen (18) years of age, a U.S. citizen, and have been inhabitants of the state, county, district, or circuit for the period required by the constitution and laws of the state.
   Citizens are disqualified to become candidates for any office per state law under the following conditions: 
   * A conviction of offering or giving a bribe, or of larceny, or any other offense declared infamous by law, unless restored to citizenship in the mode pointed out by law; 
   * Those against whom there is a judgment unpaid for any moneys received by them, in any official capacity, due to the United States, to this state, or any county of this state; 
   * Those who are defaulters to the treasury at the time of the election; 
   * The applicant is a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman in the regular military of the United States;
   * The applicant is a member of Congress, or holds any office of profit or trust under another state or country. 
   A candidate who knowingly falsifies information on political documents commits a Class E felony, according to state law.