Civil Division

The General Sessions Civil Court has CourthouseJurisdiction 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.

General Sessions Court Clerk Office Civil Division - Fee Schedule Announcement (PDF)

Online access to General Sessions scanned documents is now available. For more information please visit under Civil Division, Online Garnishment answer form Tab.

Civil Court Holidays Calendar - 2020 (PDF)

Pandemic Announcement (PDF)

New Supreme Court of TN Order - 2020-03-25T120936.486

New Pandemic Announcement- 3.26.2020

GSCivil Website Announcement 04.01.2020

GS Civil Court - Guidelines 04.23.2020

GS Civil Pandemic Announcement 4.24.2020

TN Supreme Court Order Modifying Suspension Of In-Person Court Proceedings and Further Extension of Deadlines 04.24.2020

GS Civil Court Announcement 05.21.2020

Comprehensive Plan to Resume In-Person Court Proceedings for General Sessions Civil Court 05.21.2020

ADM2020-00428 - Order extending State of Emergency and CARES Act Form

GS Civil, Criminal, Satellite Offices and Courts will be closing at 12 Pm Wednesday November 25th, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving day. We will re-open Monday November 30, 2020 at 8 am.