General Sessions Court

125 Court Ave.
Ste 109W
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 453-6116
 
General Sessions Court is often the public's first introduction to the judicial system because of its broad range of jurisdiction. Unlike Circuit Court, this court is not a court of record. The General Sessions Court Clerks' office is responsible for filing all detainer warrants, evictions, and small claims lawsuits. Lawsuits filed in General Sessions cannot be more than $25,000.00. The clerks' office also processes and maintains all the records on all state warrants, traffic citations, misdemeanor court hearings, and felony preliminary court hearings. We are responsible for collecting, receipting, and accounting for all costs, fines, and restitution. This office is a fee office, and we collect revenue which is disbursed to various state and county agencies every month.

Do I need an Attorney to represent me in General Sessions Civil Court?
No, in General Sessions Court, you may represent yourself unless you are filing for a corporation.

What is a Civil Warrant?
A civil warrant is a money judgment that is not to exceed $25,000.00.  Download Civil Warrant

What is a Detainer Warrant?
This warrant is used in civil court to evict a renter or collect due rent.  Download Detainer Warrant

What is a Warrant to Recover?
This warrant is used to recover personal property from someone or to collect a money judgment.  Download Recover Warrant
 
 
 
General Sessions Judges
Dwight Stokes
125 Court Ave.
Ste 109W
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 453-6116