Clerk & Master / Chancery Court

Shelly Jones 2020Shelly Jones
Clerk and Master
303 East Main St, Ste 1
Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone:  (615)374-2996
Email:  Shelly.Jones@tncourts.gov

Hours: Monday-Friday
                8:00am - 4:30pm



The Clerk and Master is the clerk of the chancery court and is appointed by the chancellor for a six-year term.  Business transacted in this court includes: divorces, wills, adoptions, land disputes, back taxes, worker’s compensation, probation of estates, guardianships and conservator ships.  The clerk keeps records of the chancery court docket and court judgments.

The Clerk and Master, as clerk of Chancery Court, is required by statute to keep rule and execution dockets, enter the minutes of the court, file and enter all documents, pleadings, papers, and exhibits; invest funds under the Clerk’s control; attend court; and perform all other duties as required by law. In all estates, annual accountings are taken and confirmed by the Clerk and Master.

The  http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/ page can provide you with more information on Tennessee's court system.