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. Types of cases handled by the Chancery Court include Divorce, Adoption, Paternity, Legitimation, Surrender, Orders of Protection, Child Support, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Probate, Real Estate Matters, Partition Suits, Name Change, Contract/Debt, Specific Performance, Trusts, Contempt, Minor Settlements, and Foreign Judgments.
The Chancery Court also collects delinquent property taxes for the county and the city of Johnson County and Mountain City, TN.
The Clerk and Master is the principal administrative aide to the Chancery Court, providing assistance in the areas of courtroom administration and records management, docket maintenance, revenue management, maintenance of court minutes, official communication, and various other court-associated duties.
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.
We recommend that you retain the services of an attorney. The same rules of court apply to a case whether it is filed by an attorney or by a person without legal training.
We will accept any documents that you have prepared for filing, along with the appropriate filing fee, if required. Our accepting of documents does not imply that they are the correct form or that they are filled out properly. It is extremely important that pro se litigants read carefully and understand the pleadings that they are filing before filing anything with the Court.
John C. Rambo, Chancellor
Sherrie Fenner, Clerk and Master
Casey Payne, Deputy Clerk and Master
SERVING THE PEOPLE OF
JOHNSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE