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  1. Please make sure a complete mailing address, for each party to be served, is provided. Normally, service is accomplished using certified mail.
  2. Two original civil warrants for each defendant must be provided.
  3. A check for $20, per defendant, made payable to the Secretary of State, must be provided.
  4. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the civil warrant to be served and returned.
  5. The General Sessions Court Clerk's Office will process the papers and send them to the Tennessee Secretary of State at:

          State of Tennessee
          Department of State
          Division of Business Services - Summons
          312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
          Sixth Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
          Nashville, TN 37243
          Ph: 615-741-1799
          Fx: 615-741-7310

Contact Us
Craig Willis
Civil Administrator

Gortria Banks
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

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

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

Ph: 901-222-3667
Fx: 901-222-3670

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

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