Shelby County Circuit 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 modifications of T.C.A. 8-21-901 (a) (1)(D).

Organization and Responsibilities

Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction consisting of nine judges presiding over nine divisions. The court hears a variety of civil cases, including:
  • Appeals from lower courts
  • Auto accident
  • Breach of Contract
  • Condemnation
  • Divorce
  • Medical malpractice
  • Minor settlement
  • Name Change
  • Personal injury
  • Worker's compensation
  • Wrongful death
Approximately 5,000 cases are filed in Circuit Court annually.