Established by the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Chancery Court has original jurisdiction over certain matters, as assigned to it by the legislature, some of them exclusively, others concurrently with the Circuit Court and the County Clerk.

Handled Cases

Types of cases handled by the Chancery Court include:

Adoptions Name Change
Child Support Order of Protection
Conservatorships Partition Suits
Contempt Paternity
Contract/Debt Probate
Divorce Real Estate Matters
Foreign Judgment Specific Performance
Guardianships Surrender
Legitimation Trusts
Minor Settlements Workers Compensation

Property Tax Collection

The Chancery Court also collects delinquent property taxes for Maury County and the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and Spring Hill.


The Clerk and Master is the principal administrative aide to the Chancery Court, providing assistance in:

  • Courtroom Administration and Records Management
  • Docket Maintenance
  • Maintenance of Court Minutes
  • Official Communication
  • Revenue Management

This assistance is provided in court-associated duties, including serving as Special Master upon appointment by the Court and consent of the litigants for pendente lite divorce, paternity, child support and other domestic matters in the Chancery Court of Maury County.


The Clerk and Master is appointed by the Chancellor for a six-year term pursuant to the state constitution.


The clerks office is not permitted to provide you with legal advice, which includes not being able to tell you what forms to file, how to fill them out, or how to proceed with your case. If you have these types of questions, please consult with an attorney.

We recommend that you retain the services of an attorney.

The same rules of court apply to a case whether it is filed by an attorney or by a person without legal training. We will accept any documents that you have prepared for filing, along with the appropriate filing fee, if required. Our accepting of documents does not imply that they are the correct form or that they are filled out properly. It is extremely important that pro se litigants read carefully and understand the pleadings that they are filing before filing anything with the Court.