Juvenile Court Clerk

The Juvenile Court Clerk is the custodian of the court's records and all legal documents filed in Juvenile Court. The clerk's office is responsible for the preparation of the minutes (official record) of the Juvenile Court and processing the paperwork associated with the juvenile cases during their progress through the Juvenile Court System.


The Juvenile Court has general jurisdiction over the following types of cases:
  • Custody Cases
  • Delinquent, Unruly, Dependant and Neglected
  • Emergency Psychiatric Commitments of Juveniles
  • Emergency Removals
  • Guardianship
  • Judicial by-Pass
  • Juvenile Court Can Accept Jurisdiction in Contributing Cases
  • Paternity in Cases Where the Parties Have Not Been Married
  • Terminations of Parental Rights and Surrenders of Parental Rights
  • Traffic Citations - County and Tennessee Highway Patrol

Payment Policy

We do not accept personal checks. Individuals may pay with a cashiers check, money order, credit/debit card or cash.

Legal Advice

Deputy Clerks cannot give legal advice. They will file your paperwork, but they cannot advise you on what action to take. You should consult an attorney for legal advice.

Individuals wishing to file documents in the Juvenile Court may employ counsel or be able to prepare their own paperwork and be prepared to draft any order that may ensue from the hearing of their cause.

After Hours Filing Information

For your convenience, an after hours filing box is located at the Justice Center in the jail visitation area. If a filing fee is required, you will be contacted the next business day regarding payment.