Mark T. Smith, Clerk and Master
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 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 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.