To contact us:

In Case of Emergency, Dial 911

Business Phone: 731-885-3316

Fax: 731-885-9455

E-mail: obioncounty911@bellsouth.net

How We Are Funded

Obion County 911 provides direct dispatch services for fire, EMS, rescue and some law enforcement calls. Other calls are relayed or transferred as approved by Tennessee Code Annotated. We as the dispatch agency serve as communications only.

 

We are a municipality in and of itself by Tennessee law, and we operate under no single department's control. However, we must dispatch according to each department's policies and procedures.

 

Obion County 911 historically has been funded solely by the telephone surcharges levied on traditional wireline and all other communications devices. The state legislature enacted the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014, which was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam on May 16, 2014. This law; which went into effect January 1, 2015; changed the phone surcharges to one rate for every device, whether wireline or wireless. The monthly surcharge of $1.16 includes $0.02 to fund the Tennessee relay services/telecommunications devices access program (TRS/TDAP) program. When this rate change went into effect, all telephone surcharges began being remitted to the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board for distribution to the Emergency Communications Districts currently operating in the state.

 

The distribution is made every two months with a base amount per district and additional monies distributed calculated so as to ensure that no ECD receives less than their highest amount of revenue from telephone surcharges from FY 2010, 2011, or 2012.