Shelby County Circuit Court

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  ALERT:    

PLAN TO RE-OPEN IN-COURT PROCEEDINGS FOR MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TN COURTS: 


The Shelby County Circuit Court will not conduct jury trials before April 1, 2021. Contact the division courtroom clerk to reschedule all jury trials for a date no earlier than April 2021. All dates are subject to change, depending on when in-person proceedings can be conducted safely.

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The Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk's Office is practicing social distancing for the safety of the public and our staff. Please use e-filing and we have installed a Dropbox* located outside of RM 224 on the second floor.
 
*If you leave any filings in the Dropbox, make sure they are in a sealed envelope with your name, case number, a contact number and an email address(if possible) written on it.
 
Please stay safe and maintain social distancing.
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Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Update (22-Jan-2021) 

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium: "As a protective public health measure, I will extend the current order temporarily halting residential evictions until at least March 31, 2021."

Acting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Matthew E. Ammon today announced that the Department has implemented President Biden's requests to immediately extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021.

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Notice of Change to Service Requirements For Summons or Complaints to an Insurance Company

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Uncontested Divorces and Motions webpages are now accessible but have a maximum number of cases per day.   Please check divisions preferences.

If no preferences are posted, contact the division clerk via that divisions email.

*Contact information for individual divisions is provided on this website.  
  

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Notice of Supreme Court's Order
Suspension of In-Person Court Proceedings and Extension of Deadlines

03-13-20 TSC Order

03-25-20 TSC Continuation Order

04-24-20 TSC Continuation Order 

05-26-20 TSC Continuation Order

11-17-20 TSC Continuation Order

12-7-20 TSC Continuation Order

12-22-20 TSC Continuation Order

02-12-21 TSC Order Modifying and Partially Lifting Suspension of In Person Court Proceedings
 

With regard to deadlines, please refer to those Orders.

For more information: https://www.tncourts.gov

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Division Specific Notes:

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 The Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk's Office is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are coordinating with City, County, State, and Federal agencies.

You, the people of Shelby County, are our number one priority.

 If you plan on visiting one of our offices and have symptoms of an illness, please contact our office via phone at (901) 222-3802 and we will attempt to service your court needs remotely to reduce the likelihood of spreading a contagion.

And remember to wash your hands.


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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 5,500 cases are filed in Circuit Court annually.

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Holiday Office Closures:

January 1, 2021 - New Year's Day
January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 15, 2021 - Presidents Day (Courts will be closed, Clerk offices will be open)
April 2, 2021 - Good Friday
April 5, 2021 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Day (Observed)
May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day
July 5, 2021 - Independence Day (Observed)
September 6, 2021 - Labor Day
November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
November 25 and 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 and 25, 2021 - Christmas Holiday
December 31, 2021 - New Year's Day (Observed)
  
  

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