James H. Demming

City Recorder/CFO Finance Director Photo

Phone: (423) 224-2520

Fax: (423) 224-2566


The mission of the Finance Department is to provide general sound stewardship of the City’s fiscal affairs and general accounting supervision over the City’s property, assets and disposition thereof.

Finance Department

The Finance Department consists of the following divisions:

  • Office of the City Recorder/Treasurer
  • Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Information Technology
  • Records Management

The Finance Department oversees the security and management of the City’s financial and property interests and the collection of most revenues, including property and business taxes.  The department plans and executes the issuance of bonds and other financing mechanisms available to municipalities.  The Finance Department strives to ensure proper management of City funds, as well as timely and accurate reporting of the City’s financial position.  The Finance Department is located in City Hall, 225 West Center Street.  Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Accounting includes Accounts Payable, which is responsible for paying bills, and Payroll.

Customer Service

Customer Service is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes,utilities (water and sewer) as well as issuing business licenses.

Information Technology

The Information Technology division provides the information technology and communications infrastructure for the City of Kingsport.

Records Management

The Records Management Division is responsible for the filing and storing of the official records and transcripts of the City.


City Recorder/CFO                    James H. Demming            423-224-2520

Comptroller                                Lisa Winkle                         423-229-9335

Accounting –     Debt Service     Jackie Presnell                    423-229-9375

Accounting  –    Payroll               Kathy Carver                      423-229-9479

Customer Service                       Water                                 423-245-1019

Taxes/Business License                                                        423-229-9418

Information Technology             Terry Wexler                       423-229-9480

Records Management                Angie Marshall                   423-229-9384