Effective March 25, 2021 the Chancery Court will have new procedures which will include in-person hearings. 


(Please note on filings if the hearing will be in-person or via Zoom)


Effective February 22, 2021 per presiding Judge, Joe H. Thompson, the Courthouses are now OPEN to the public.

 The 18th Judicial District Covid-19 Plan remains in place.

The reopening does not impact the order of the Tennessee Supreme Court limiting in-person court proceedings, which can be found at www.tncourts.gov 


The Chancery Court, Clerk & Master's office will accept filings by mail, in-person,  facsimile (facsimile fees apply), or by efiling through Tybera at:  https://go.tybera.net/tncis



Chancery Court Teleconference Procedures effective April 1, 2020

Notice from Chancery Court regarding Covid-19

All Supreme Court Orders regarding the Courts and Covid-19 can be found at www.tncourts.gov


About Sumner County Chancery Court

Sumner County Chancellor, Louis W. Oliver, III, was elected to an eight year term by the citizens of Sumner County in 2014.  

The Chancery Court was established by the Constitution of the State of Tennessee. The Chancery Court has original jurisdiction over certain matters, as assigned to it by the legislature, some of them exclusively, others concurrently with the Circuit Court. The types of cases handled by the Chancery Court include: Divorce, Adoption, Paternity, Legitimation, Surrender, Child Support, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Probate, Real Estate Matters, Partition Suit, Name Change, Contract/Debt, Specific Performance, Trusts, Contempt, Minor Settlements, and Foreign Judgements, and Delinquent Tax Records.

Please Note

The clerks are not permitted to provide you with legal advice, which includes not being able to tell you what forms to file, how to fill them out, or how to proceed with your case. If you have these types of questions, please consult with an attorney, or utilize the free legal services listed on our site.

Due to the security measures in the Judicial Building, no purses or bags of any kind are allowed inside the building. You will not be permitted to pass through security with any type of purse or bag. You are welcome to bring your wallet and paperwork. Cell phones are also prohibited.  


  • New Years Day - January 1st
  • Martin Luther King Day - 3rd Monday in January
  • President’s Day - 3rd Monday in February
  • Good Friday - Friday before Easter
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day  July 4th (closed on July 5th, 2021)
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  • Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in October
  • Veteran’s Day - November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November
  • Day after Thanksgiving - 4th Friday in November
  • Christmas Eve - December 24th (closed Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
  • Christmas Day - December 25th (closed Friday, December 24th, 2021)