General Services Division


Alternative Sentencing Department

The Alternative Sentencing Department’s mission is to offer programs that are an alternative to incarceration and that focus on work ethic and a more structured lifestyle with the intent of reducing recidivism and safety of the community.
Information on these 5 programs is available on this page.

Department of Emergency Medical Services

The Department of Emergency Medical Services oversees all emergency medical services ranging from first responders to special operation medical teams.
Medical Protocols and tips for emergencies are available on this page.

Parks and Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Department oversees local parks including Chester Frost, Enterprise South Nature Park and the Tennessee Riverpark. Their page includes information on local events and reservations for camping spots, pavilions, and shelters.

Department of Drug Recovery Court

The mission of the Hamilton County Drug Recovery Court is to reduce recidivism through breaking the cycle of addiction and by enhancing the offenders’ likelihood of success in our community. The goal of the Hamilton County Drug Recovery Court is to promote public safety and individual responsibility, to reduce crime, and to improve the quality of life for its participants and their families.

Department of Mental Health Court

Mental Health Court is a “one stop shop” for justice-involved mental health consumers in Hamilton County, linking them to diagnostic help, treatment and necessary supports while in custody and upon reentry to our community. Mental Health Court transforms lives so that individuals, families and our community can flourish and thrive while enhancing public safety and reducing the cost to our County.

About the General Services Division

Our mission is to serve the citizens of Hamilton County. It is responsible for all areas of government that touch the people directly. General Services Division is accountable for the organization, operation and supervision of five departments in Hamilton County General Government. They are the Alternative Sentencing Department, Emergency Medical Services, Parks and Recreation Department, Drug Recovery Court, and Mental Health Court. Together these departments provide more than 200 programs/services covering a wide spectrum of activities.

Address & Contact Information

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Address: 317 Oak Street, Suite 315 Chattanooga, TN 37403

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays

Phone number: 423-209-6862 and FAX number: 423-209-6863

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