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CourthouseThe General Sessions Civil Court has Jurisdiction in the following actions:
Civil cases up to $25,000
  • Forcible entry detainer actions (evictions)
  • Action to recover personal property
  • Emergency mental commitments
  • Denial petitions for handgun permits
  • Interpleaders
  • Drug Dealer Eviction Program

The General Sessions Civil Court consists of six (6) civil judges which preside in approximately 65,000 new cases annually.

The General Sessions Court Clerk's Office is responsible for the record keeping for the six civil divisions and nine criminal divisions in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Providing quality, efficient, and courteous service.

Contact Us
Gerald L. Thornton
Chief Administrative Officer

JoeDae Jenkins
Civil Administrator

Adrienne Evans
Finance Administrator

General Sessions Civil Court

140 Adams
Room 106
Memphis, TN 38103-2093

General Sessions Court Clerks Office
Civil Division Payment Address
P.O. Box 3824
Memphis, TN 38173

Ph: 901-222-3400
Fx: 901-222-3413

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Staff Directory

Hickory Hill Office
General Sessions Court
3768 S. Hickory Ridge Mall
Suite 514
Memphis, TN 38115

Ph: 901-222-3665
Fx: 901-222-3670

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Mullins Station Office
General Sessions Court
1075 Mullins Station Road
Room W 115
Memphis, TN 38134

Ph: 901-222-7900
Fx: 901-222-7904

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.