Clerk’s Corner

March 20, 2020 Update

Until further notice, we will not be accepting payments at our window after 3pm on 3/20/2020. The office remains open and staff is processing court filings by email and fax. The office windows remain open. Orders of Protection can be filed at our office as normal. All other filings are encouraged to be done by fax or email.

You can pay online anytime at jeffersoncircuit.com

You can pay by phone anytime by calling 865-344-0090.

You can reach our office at 865-471-6000, ext 2

If you have questions,  you can email me at kpoe@jeffersoncountytn.gov


Subsequent to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Order NO ADM2020-00428, All in-person proceedings in all state and local courts in Tennesse, including but not limited to municipal, juvenile, general sessions, trial and appellate courts, are suspended from the close of business March 13, 2020 through March 31, 2020, subject to exceptions.

The exceptions are included in the article attached to this post. Additionally, all court dates will be reflected on jeffersoncircuit.com. Check that website often, as we are processing these changes now.

If you had a court date within the suspension period, you must stay in contact with your attorney.

All members of the Jefferson County Justice Center are working together to provide creative solutions to guarantee that your Justice System continues to function efficiently while following state guidelines to mitigate exposure to COVID-19.

The Knoxville Bar Association has compiled a website with a lot of resources and compiled information for East Tennessee Courts:  https://www.knoxbar.org/index.cfm?pg=CourtUpdates

Mailing Address

Our mailing address is changing!  Please note that all mail addressed to the Jefferson County Circuit or General Sessions Court needs to use the mailing address of 765 Justice Center Drive, Suite 2, Dandridge TN 37725.  If you miss the “Suite 2” your mail will be returned by the post office.


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The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued an Order Modifying the Suspension of In-Person Proceedings. The order was filed in my office on 4/24/2020 at 1:15pm. We are currently in compliance and will remain so. ...


The Office of Circuit Court Clerk serves Circuit, General Sessions, and Juvenile courts. Our mission is to do right by the people, and serve!


My name is Kevin Poe, Circuit Court Clerk of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Welcome to our website! This website is designed to provide services to a wide variety of citizens interacting with the Clerk’s office. We will be making every effort to continue expanding the types of services offered to and for you through our website. From here, you can obtain our local rules, locate jury information, pay court-related fees, as well as a host of other useful services. If you should have any questions about this website or the services we provide, please feel free to email me directly using the “Contact Us” option.


From exit #417 on I-40, travel about .4 of a mile South on Hwy. 92 toward Dandridge. Look for Justice Center signs. Turn left on Killion Road. Turn right off Killion Road onto Justice Center Drive. Turn into the second, third or fourth entrance for public parking. A map to the justice center may be downloaded by clicking here.


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