Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction and a court of record. The Circuit Court Clerk’s office is responsible for managing all records for the Civil and Criminal divisions. The staff is responsible for performing the internal clerical operations for both courts as defined by law.
General Sessions Court
General Sessions Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. Civil jurisdiction is limited to specific types of actions and a monetary limit of $25,000 except for Detainer Warrants, wherein the court shall have unlimited original jurisdiction; and Actions to Recover Personal Property wherein the court shall have unlimited original jurisdiction including jurisdiction to award an alternative money judgment. Criminal jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor cases and preliminary hearings in felony cases.
The Juvenile Court Clerk is the keeper of the court's records and all documents filed in the Court. The clerk's office is responsible for the preparation of the minutes the Juvenile Court and processing the paperwork associated with the juvenile cases during their progress through the Juvenile Court System. Cases in Juvenile Court are confidential.