|Overton County Clerk and Master|
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.
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
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.
Voice: 931-823-2536 / 931-823-8411
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Overton County Clerk and Master
100 East Court Square,