Criminal Division

BuildingThe General Sessions Criminal Court handles 100,000 cases per year. These are misdemeanors, preliminary hearings on felonies, traffic and environmental cases.

Committed to serving the citizens of Shelby County and responding to the needs of local law enforcement with innovative, customer-focused, cost-effective solutions.

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.

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County Probation
Citizen’s Dispute
Jail Information
Public Defender
Shelby County Mayor’s Action Center

Please follow the  General Sessions Criminal Division Daily Dockets URL to access General Sessions Criminal division dockets on our public FTP site.  

2021 Shelby County Government Holiday Schedule

General Sessions’ Hickory Ridge satellite location is closed. If you need to make a payment you are encourage to make your payment online or by telephone. If you have inquiries call 222-3400 for Civil matters or call (901) 222-3500 for Criminal Division matters. 

Otherwise, you are welcome to visit our Mullins Station Satellite location.

If  you  are  Out  of  Custody  and  have  a  court  date  in  the  General Sessions  Criminal  Court Divisions from January 15, 2021 thru March 31, 2021, YOU DO NOT need to appear in court. Your case has been reset according to the following schedule.

Final GS Criminal  Resets Order  March 2021 1-15-2021

Governor Lee Emergency Order  70

Supreme Court Order Date 01-15-2021

GS Criminal Division -Judges Order 01-15-2021

Final GS Criminal  Resets Order 1-19  thru  2-26-2021

Order on Defendants Mandatory Appearances and General Operating Procedures During Covid-19 Pandemic

“If you have any questions, please contact the General Sessions Court Clerk’s Office at (901) 222-3500.” 

General Sessions Court Clerk Offices Will be Closed on Monday, July 5th, 2021  in Observance of Independence day.

Independence Day Holiday