Tennessee Court Records

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Tennessee Court Records Search

Tennessee court records are an important resource for individuals and businesses alike. These records provide valuable information about legal proceedings, court decisions, and other important details that can impact a person’s life. We will discuss how to run a Tennessee court records search, the different judicial branches in the state and their functions. You will also be able to find what types of public records can be obtained online.

To start a Tennessee court records search you will only need to know the name of the person if interest, or their case number. It can be helpful to know what county to search in as each county courthouse has it’s own website that is accessible to the public. If you do not know what county to begin your search, that is fine too, you can search statewide using a public records website.

How to Run a Tennessee Court Records Search

Running a TN court records search is a relatively simple process. The first step is to determine which county the case was filed in. Once you have this information, you can visit the county’s official website or the Tennessee State Courts website, and the Secretary of State website. These are publicly available resources to access the case information you are looking for. Some counties may require you to visit the courthouse in person to view the records, while others may offer online access. For example, Davidson county Tennessee court records are accessible through the county courthouse website.

To search for specific case records, you will need to know the names of the parties involved, or the case number, or the date of the court proceeding. You can also search for records by the type of case, such as criminal, civil, or family law. It is important to note that some records may be restricted or sealed, and may not be available for public viewing.

Many people choose to use a public records site to run a Tennessee court case search. One of the benefits of using a resource like this is you can also run a complete background check on anyone. This information will include a person’s prior criminal records, driving records, traffic citations, warrants, convictions, and bankruptcies to name a few. Another benefit if you can use these resource anonymously, meaning no one will know you are looking them up.

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Types of Courts in Tennessee and Their Functions

Tennessee has four levels of courts: the Supreme, the Appeals, Limited Jurisdiction, and Trial Courts. The TN Supreme Court is the top level courthouse in the state and has the final say on most legal matters. The Tennessee Court of Appeals reviews decisions made by the lower divisions. The Trial courthouses are the primary courts of the state. They handle a wide range of cases, including civil, criminal, and family law. The Limited Jurisdiction division, that include the municipal and juvenile courts, handle specific types of cases within their jurisdiction.

If you need to access specific records and obtain official documentation, it’s best to access them directly. All TN counties have their own courthouse website where you can make a request for official or certified records. If you need additional assistance with accessing records, you can contact the clerks of the courts in that county.

Types of Public Records Obtained by the Courts

Tennessee maintain a variety of public records, including criminal records, civil records, and family law records. Criminal records include information about arrests, charges, and convictions. Civil records include information about lawsuits, such as divorce proceedings, property disputes, and contract disputes. Family law records include information about marriages, divorces, and child custody cases.

The courts also maintain records of probate cases, which involve a person’s assets distribution after their death. These are typically sealed and only accessible by court order. These records can provide valuable information for individuals and businesses, such as background checks, property ownership, and legal history.


Tennessee public court records are a valuable resource for individuals and businesses looking to access public records. By understanding the state’s judicial system, you can easily find the information you are looking for. These records are made to be publicly accessible buy the FOIA and the TN Public Records Act.

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Tennessee Public Court Records - FAQ

What kinds of Tennessee public court records can I lookup?

There are a variety of public records available from the courts such as criminal records, civil records, arrest records, convictions, sentencings, arrest and bench warrants, bankruptcies, judgments, criminal background checks.

Can I run a free Tennessee court records search?

Yes, you can find a lot of free information from the courthouse websites directly or from various public record websites. All you need is the name of the person you want to research or their TN court case number.

Are Tennessee court case searches anonymous?

Yes, if you use a public records site to run a Tennessee court case search, you can do it anonymously. No one will know you are looking them up.

Are Tennessee court records considered public record?

Yes, for the most part all court case information is publicly available which means that anyone can access and view this information online.

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  1. says:

    Vanessa, we ran a TN warrant search for an Anthony Scribner some drug use and possession charges from 2020 but active Tennessee warrants at this time

  2. says:

    Can u tell me if william Anthony scribner has any warrants in tennessee?

  3. says:

    Carol, can you be specific of what type of court records you are looking for? Are they criminal court records, driving records, vital records, etc..

  4. says:

    I am looking to see the records for Todd Oom Age born in June of 1967. I don’t know what day. I will be waiting to hear. Thank you

  5. says:

    Carol, unfortunately these Tennessee court records are not available in our database resources. You can also contact the clerk of the court in the county he was arrested in

  6. says:

    I am looking for the court records on Todd Oom born June of 1967. Don’t know the date. He was arrested in Sumnur County in Tennessee this year. I need to know what he was arrested for and if there was anything else I need to know about him. To be safe or not.I met him this year and need the information.

  7. says:

    Shanell, we have found multiple court and criminal and records for a Michael A. Porter however the full middle name is not listed. Can you also verify his age or date of birth so we can verify this is the correct Tennessee criminal record?

  8. says:

    I am looking for information on someone I met online. His name is Michael Alexander Porter, he lives in Memphis and I need to make sure he is who he says he is. I would like to know if he has a criminal record.

  9. says:

    Erica, we are showing some domestic assault charges with bodily harm from 2018 however we don’t have access to any protective orders in our Tennessee court records database. These criminal charges were issued by the Shelby county sheriff department. You might also consider contacting the Shelby county clerk of the courts and inquiring with them about Brian Robinson and voicing your concern with them. Their phone number is 901-222-3400 , for your convenience.

  10. says:

    I\’m looking for all records on a Brain Douglas Robinson. I meant Brian through a friend I\’m interested in Brian. Brian told me over the weekend that he was arrested a couple of times and was in jail for fighting with women. I\’m very concerned now and would like information. I am a past battered woman, from years back. I finally got away from the ex-husband after 12 years. If I will look that the ex-husband it may have saved me a lot of pain. Could you please provide me with criminal history or protective orders especially? Brian will be 47 in May. Thank you very much Erica

  11. says:

    We are happy to assist you with a Tennessee court record or Tennessee Arrest record. We will need the full name of the person in question and age if possible

  12. says:

    Looking for arrest of a person my daughter met o. Line

  13. says:

    Hello Nia,

    Unfortunately we cannot assist you with adoption related questions or information. Tennessee adoption records are not public information. If you’re interested in locating the proper adoption courthouse then follow the link below to the Tennessee courthouse adoption department. We can certainly help you out with locating a person. If you can provide the full name, state and county of residence and approximate age we can assist you with a people search.


    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  14. says:

    I’m trying to find my dads new address in Minor Hills TN. He just moved and my aunt and I want to surprise him. Also I would like to know what dept in the court house I would talk to about getting the proper paper work I need to do an adult adoption. I was adopted my moms 2nd husband when I was young but I want to change my name and birth certificate back to what it was when I was born my dad is willing to do that I live in GA and my attorney here told me my dad would need to be the one to do that in TN but it was pretty simple to do. I have no relationship with the man who adopted me. I have always wanted to change my birth certificate back to how I was born so I don’t end up in the wrong family tree. It’s something that is very important to me. I’m just trying to do all the leg work for my dad so it gets done u know how men can be. My name is Anita Lynn Wages 481 East Broad St Winder GA 30680 I go by Nia. The property he just purchased not long ago would. Be under Jack Jewell Williamson and/or Pam Day Williamson there in Minor Hills

Last Updated: 2024-02-08

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