The Chancery Court is a Trial Court of general original jurisdiction of all cases of an equitable nature, where the debt or demand exceeds fifty dollars; and every matter of equitable cognizance above said amount is presumed to be within its inherent jurisdiction as a Court of Equity. Established by the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Chancery Court has original jurisdiction as a Court of Equity.
Established by the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Chancery Court has original jurisdiction over certain other matters, as assigned to it by the legislature, some of them exclusively, others concurrently with the Circuit Court. The Chancery Court collects and distributes child support, collects delinquent property taxes for the county and administers conservatorships and investment of litigant funds paid into the court's registry. The Clerk and Master is the principal administrative aide to the Chancery Court, providing assistance in the areas of courtroom administration and records management, docket maintenance, revenue management, maintenance of court minutes, official communication, and various other court-associated duties. The Clerk and Master is appointed by the Chancellor for a six-year term pursuant to the state constitution.
Clerk and Master Carolyn P. McMahan was appointed in January 1983 with nineteen years experience as Deputy Clerk and Master.
The Clerk and Master files civil matters in Chancery Court and collects delinquent taxes.
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