Clerk & Master
The Chancery Court handles cases involving domestic
relations, worker’s compensation, estates, trusts, contracts, review of administrative
action of governmental agencies and boards, collection of delinquent taxes,
guardianships, and conservatorships, dissolution of partnerships and corporations, enforcement
of liens, boundary lines, breach of contract, fraud, election contests, and other
matters of a civil nature. The Clerk & Master handles the paperwork and fees
associated with this court, and is sometimes called upon to act as a Chancellor
to the court.
Circuit Court Clerk
*Juror Information for Circuit Court
*Grand Juror Information
The Circuit Court hears cases
such as appeals from lower courts, contract disputes, civil torts, condemnations,
worker’s compensation claims, joint petition minor settlements, name changes, adoptions
and domestic matters like divorce to name a few. The Circuit Court Clerk handles
the paperwork and fees associated with this court.
Criminal Court Clerk
The Criminal Courts handle both
Felony & Misdemeanor cases. Cases are scheduled in Criminal Court after an Indictment
is issued by the Grand Jury, after an original Presentment or Information is issued,
or after an appeal is granted from a lower court judgment. Criminal Court trials
are usually juried trials, although a Criminal Court Judge may hear a case without
and Chancery Courts)
Directions and Map to County Courthouse for Chancery & Circuit Court
Directions and Map to County/City Courts Building for All Sessions Courts & Criminal Courts
Other Area Courts
Red Bank Court
East Ridge Court
Soddy Daisy Court
Collegedale Municipal Court
General Sessions Court
The General Sessions Court has a Civil and a Criminal
Division. The General Sessions
Civil Division is a court of limited jurisdiction with no jury trials.
A person may represent her/himself without an attorney.
The Criminal Division of General Sessions Courts only issue judgments for Misdemeanor
cases and traffic offenses. They have jurisdicion for Felony cases on a
basis to determine if there is sufficient cause for the case
to be bound over to the Grand Jury. There are generally no juries in these Courts.
Juvenile Court Clerk
The Juvenile Court handles all cases in which a minor
is involved. Children are referred to the Juvenile Court for reasons of delinquency,
status offenses, and dependency and neglect issues. The Juvenile Court Clerk maintains
and files all paperwork and fees for this court. They also act
as a collection agent for the state to process child support.
District Attorney General
The goal of the Office of District Attorney General
is to vigorously, competently, as well as fairly, prosecute individuals who choose
to violate the criminal law in Hamilton County.This office also prosecutes all felony,
state misdemeanor, and juvenile delinquency cases brought before the Hamilton County
Juvenile Court. They represent crime victims in victim compensation hearings,
and maintain and supervise the Victim Witness Assistance Program.