- Civil Division
The 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
- 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.
Inclement Weather Reset Date
All cases set for February 3 and February 4, 2022, will be reset to February 24 and February 25, 2022. At the same time in the same Division. If you are Positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please do not enter the building. Call prior to the court date and the courtroom clerks will inform the Judge, it will be set for a later date. Masks are required to enter the building. Any additional information or concerns please call the office at 901-222-3416.
Rental Assistance Programs
For more information on Rental Assistance Programs, please visit the links below.
Broadcast by National Public Radio on August 30, 2021 4:17 ET -Heard on All Things Considered by Laurel Wamsley