Chancery Court

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 46A, Adopted March 28, 2019, does not affect service for Shelby County Circuit and Chancery Court until adoption of new local court e-filing rules and modification to the e-filing system for both courts.

Changes to provide for electronic service in Shelby County Courts is in progress and will require re-registration of all e-file users at a later date.

More information will be forthcoming.

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Notice:
For the convenience of attorneys,
Part II of Chancery Court has expanded its Rule 10 Friday Motion Docket
to include all business days of the week (Mon-Fri).
Please contact Ms. Duckett at (901) 222-3940 or dorothy.duckett@shelbycountytn.gov to set or reschedule your motion
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Go To Chancery Court's next tax sale:
Online Tax Sales
Go to: WWW.CIVICSOURCE.COM

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Responsibilities
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

Jurisdiction


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.