The Clerk and Master's office is now OPEN to the public. 

We are allowing 1 person at a time on each side of the office, unless it is a family. 

Room 400 -  Probate and Delinquent taxes

Room 401 -  Civil and Domestic 

It is suggested that people coming into the office wear a mask but it is not required.

Chancery Court Teleconference Procedures effective April 1, 2020

Notice from Chancery Court regarding Covid-19

Approved 5/7/2020-18th Judicial District Plan Complying with Tennessee Supreme Court Order In Re: COVID-19 Pandemic (April 24, 2020)

Amendment to COVID-19 Judical District Plan - 18th Judicial District effective June 15, 2020

We will post updates as necessary.  For questions, please contact the clerk's office at 615-452-4282 for Civil/Domestic  and 615-451-6036 for Probate and Delinquent Taxes. 

Chancery Court will temporarily suspend fees associated with fax filing and will temporarily allow pleadings to be filed via e-mail at:

Information regarding COVID-19 from the Administrative Office of the Courts

The Supreme Court Order filed 3/13/2020, the Supreme Court Order Extending filed 3/25/2020 and the Supreme Court Order filed 4/24/2020



Please see attached Proposed E-Filing Rules

Proposed-E-Filing-Rules - Revised 8/1/19


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.  


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