Jurisdiction of the Chancery Court

The General Assembly determines the Chancery Court’s jurisdiction, and may increase, decrease or alter its jurisdiction. TENN. CONST. Art. VI, 8. Chancery courts “shall have all the powers, privileges and jurisdiction properly and rightfully incident to a court of equity.” T.C.A. 16-11-101. This inherent jurisdiction is original and exclusive in cases of an equitable nature.

View instances in which the Chancery Court exercises inherent jurisdiction.

Concurrent Jurisdiction of Chancery and Circuit Courts

Chancery Court has concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Court to hear “all civil cases of action, triable in Circuit Court, except for unliquidated damages for injuries to person or character, and except for unliquidated damages for injuries to property not resulting from a breach of oral or written contract.” T.C.A. 16-11-102.

Clerk and Master of Dyer County

The Clerk and Master serves as clerk to the Chancery Court and also to the Probate and Juvenile Courts in our county. 

The Juvenile Office address is 1400 Hornbrook Street and can be reached by calling (731) 286-7827.