Chancery Court

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Effective March 1, 2018, the Sheriff’s fee for each Service in Person will be $42.00 to be paid at the time the request is made.  This change is in response to the modification of T.C.A. 8-21-901 (a) (1)(D).

Go To Chancery Court's next tax sale:

Online Tax Sales

Chancery Court is a superior court of general original jurisdiction of all cases of an equitable nature. These cases include, but are not limited to:
  • Actions between partners
  • Actions for an accounting
  • Actions for breach of contract
  • Actions for enforcement of liens
  • Actions for equitable attachment and appointment of receivers
  • Actions for injunctive relief
  • Actions for specific performance
  • Actions resulting from fraud
  • Actions resulting from trusts
  • Actions to remove clouds and/or quiet title


Pursuant to certain specific state statutes, Chancery Court also has concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Court to hear other types of actions, such as the following:

  • Declaratory judgments
  • Delinquent tax sales
  • Divorces
  • Enforcement of arbitration awards
  • Habeas corpus
  • Mandamus
  • Public nuisances
  • Removal of public officers
  • Replevins
  • Usury
  • Worker’s compensation
Note: Chancery court does not have jurisdiction to hear actions for injuries to person or character and injuries to property not resulting from a breach of contract.