|Hawkins County Chancery Court Clerk and Master|
Holly H Jaynes, Chancery Court Clerk and Master
Douglas T. Jenkins, Chancellor.
Local Rules of Court may be found here: Local Rules
Download Chancery Court Fees Here: Chancery Court Filing Fees
Chancery Court Sales
Current Delinquent Tax Sale Info: None
WE NOW MAKE PASSPORT PHOTOS FOR $10.00.
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.
The Clerk and Master files civil matters in Chancery Court including probate matters and collects delinquent taxes. Pursuant to Local Rules, probate matters require representation by an attorney.
Effective August 1, 2015, court begins at 10:00 a.m. Chancery Court no longer has docket soundings. Court cases can be scheduled with the Clerk and Master's office (423-272-8150) or the Chancellor's office (423-272-4311). All jury trials and multi-day trials MUST be set by the Chancellor's office. Confirmation of the court date must be sent to both offices, either by order or letter. If you have problems getting a case scheduled, please call the Clerk and Master's office to set it for a pre-trial conference. Listed below are courts dates:
THE CLERK AND MASTER'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MAY 11-13, 2016, TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CLERK'S CONFERENCE.
Circuit Court Judge Beth Boniface will hear Chancery cases on the 3rd Monday of April and August. There will be a day in December available if needed. Please contact the Clerk and Master's office if you want to set a case for her.
Effective March 01, 2012, the Hawkins County Chancery Court will accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at 100 E. Main Street, Suite 316, Rogersville, TN 37857.
For application forms, documentation required, fees and other information visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.
L-R: Jeanette Barrett, Goldia Williams, Holly Jaynes, Chancellor Jenkins, Deanna Russell, Sheryl Foster.
Phone: Voice: 423-272-8150 Fax: 423-272-7347
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hawkins County Clerk and Master