Overton County Clerk and Master PDF Print E-mail

Clerk and Master, Dorothy Stanton was appointed Clerk and Master on June 2, 1966. She is a charter member of the County Officials Association of Tennessee. She is also a Certified Public Administrator through the University of Tennessee.

Office Staff

Melissa Martin Shook, Chief Deputy Clerk

Julie Raines, Deputy Clerk

Melissa White, Deputy Clerk

Local Rules of Court may be found here:  Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Chancery Court

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 city, probates estates 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, 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.

By a Private Act, the Clerk and Master also acts as Juvenile Clerk for Overton County.

The Clerk and Master files civil matters in Chancery Court including probate matters and collects delinquent taxes.

Contact Information:

Phone:

Voice: 931-823-2536 / 931-823-8411

Fax: 931-823-7631

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mail:

Overton County Clerk and Master
Probate and Juvenile Clerk
Post Office Box 127
Livingston, TN  38570

Street Address:

100 East Court Square,
Courthouse Building, Suite 100
Livingston, Tennessee  38570