Circuit Courts service contract disputes, civil torts, condemnations, worker’s compensation claims, domestic matters and the administration of estates. The jurisdiction of the General Sessions Courts includes limited-jurisdiction torts and contracts, landlord-tenant disputes and matters involving the violation of a Metropolitan government ordinance, including traffic and codes violations.

The Office of Circuit Court Clerk serves Circuit, General Sessions, and Juvenile Courts. Our mission is to do right by the people, and serve! To learn more, visit our website by clicking below.


Supreme Court Order & COVID Operation Schedule

On December 22, 2020, the Supreme Court of Tennessee in Nashville released an “order extending state of emergency and reinstating suspension of in-person court proceedings”. 

Read the full order.


Jefferson County Circuit Court Systems COVID Schedule

Pursuant to the Tennessee Supreme Court Order filed on December 22nd, 2021, the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will operate under COVID Operation Schedule per office policy. The Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will remain open. Additionally, if Judges are scheduled to be here, I will staff them with a deputy clerk.
Jefferson County Circuit, General Sessions, and Juvenile Court will operate under the following conditions:

  • The Office will remain open
  • The service window will be closed beginning at 8am on December 29th and will reopen under normal operation at 8am on January 29th, 2021
  • We will continue to answer phones, file cases by email, fax or drop box located at the Justice Center, and accept payments remotely (Phone and online)
    • 865-397-2786
    • A drop box will be utilized to limit contact between citizens and staff
      • Dropbox location: 765 Justice Center Drive, Dandridge TN 37725
    • Orders of Protection will be available for pick up
  • Staff will operate on a rotating schedule (A and B)
    • One shift will be in the office and the second shift will be working from home on remote access computers.
    • Each shift will rotate daily
  • General Sessions Court cases that were scheduled during the closure time have been rescheduled in coordination with Judge Roach. Parties will be notified by reset notice for a date in the future. Parties can check our public access site ( for reset date.

If you have questions or need assistance, you can email me directly at

We will continue to serve the Justice System without interruption while doing our best to maintain the safety of citizens and staff.

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Division I:      Honorable Carter S. Moore
                         301 East Main Street
                         Suite 200; US Bank Bldg.
                         Newport, TN 37821

Division II:     Honorable James L. Gass
                          125 Court Ave.
                          Suite 303-E
                          Sevierville, TN 37862

Division III:    Honorable Rex Henry Ogle
                           P. O. Box 4245
                           Sevierville, TN 37864

Division IV:    Honorable O. Duane Slone*
                          P. O. Box 858
                          Dandridge, TN 37725
                          *Also Criminal Court Judge

Child Support Magistrate:
Melissa Moore
105 Commerce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862
Office: 865-428-0737
Fax: 865-428-9110

Administrative Assistant: Kedra Link

General Sessions Court Judge:
Honorable Dennis “Will” Roach, II
PO Box 669
Dandridge, TN 37725

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