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.