Shelby County Circuit Court

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Notice:
   As of January 1, 2019, all new filing docket numbers have changed to a shorter number: our first case this year is CT-0001-20. Please note that any docket numbers prior to January 1, 2019 will remain formatted as a six digit field ex. CT-003456-18.


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.

 Holiday Office Closures:

January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day
January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2020 - Presidents Day (Courts will be closed, Clerk offices will be open)
April 3, 2020 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Day (Observed)
April 10, 2020 - Good Friday
May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 - Independence Day (Observed)
September 7, 2020 - Labor Day
November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day
November 26 and 27, 2020 - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 and 25, 2020 - Christmas Holiday
 

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