Our office hours are returning to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, May 26th. We will be opening the lobby in the Circuit Court Clerk office as well on Tuesday, May 26th to customers for in-person assistance. All individuals entering the building are required to wear a cloth face covering and will be temperature tested for the safety of employees and the public. Additionally, we are strictly following social distancing guidelines including a limitation on the number of individuals allowed in our office lobbies at any time. Signage at our office will provide further instruction.
Governor Issues Order Allowing Remote Notary and Witness (04/09/2020)
Gov. Bill Lee today issued Executive Order No. 26 suspending current law to facilitate remote notarization and witnessing of documents. The Executive Order temporarily suspends all statutes requiring a physical presence for a notary public and witness(es), under certain conditions such as real-time audio and visual communication including Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc., among others. With COVID-19 impacting more and more people, many have prioritized setting up wills and healthcare directives. Gov. Lee’s executive order will allow the execution of wills and other legal documents without the in-person contact that risks exposure to COVID-19.
Among the types of cases heard by the Circuit Courts are contract disputes, civil torts, condemnations, worker’s compensation
claims, domestic matters and the administration of estates.
Currently comprised of eight divisions, Davidson County's Circuit Courts serve the 20th Judicial District. Circuit
Court is a court of general jurisdiction and shares equal standing with the Criminal and Chancery trial courts.
Three divisions of the court specialize in specific areas of law. Third and Fourth Circuit Courts preside
exclusively over domestic matters and all matters of estate administration are assigned to Seventh Circuit Court.