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Dickson County Court Records

Dickson County court records are official files on court-related activities. The records may include certificates, case dockets, case files, judgment books, and land records.

Government agencies within the county act as custodians of court records. The agencies may store and issue the records as audio recordings, typed or handwritten documents, microfilms, photographs, building plans, or maps.

In addition to the difference in format, court records may also differ based on their contents. For instance, court dockets contain summaries of court proceedings, whereas land records cover all property-related data.

Note: Tennessee court records serve different functions in legal matters. Legal practitioners may utilize the records as references in future court cases. The records also act as safeguards against unfair court practices.

Are Court Records Public in Dickson County?

In Dickson County, court records are public documents unless they contain exempt information under state laws. The following state laws govern accessibility to court records:

The laws exempt certain court records from public access. In most cases, the excluded court document may violate the record bearers’ confidentiality and security rights. That said, here are some exempt court records under state laws:

  • Court documents excluded from inspection under these state laws:
    • Public Records Act
    • Tennessee Code Annotated section 10-7-503(a)(2)(A)
    • Tennessee Code Annotated section 10-7-504
  • Court documents excluded from public access by court order or rule
  • Unpublished notes or drafts of judicial opinions and orders
  • Copies of personal notes to judges unintentionally filed as part of court records, briefs, or petitions.
  • Written or digital notes, reports, or memoranda prepared by a court official
  • Court documents that, when disclosed, will interfere with the court’s judicial function.

Dickson County Court Records Search

In Dickson County, requesters can order court records by contacting the custodian agency. The agency may allow online, mail, email, or in-person orders for court records. The court clerks are the local custodians of court records in Dickson County. Furthermore, court clerks maintain records of cases filed at their courthouses. For example, the circuit court clerk keeps civil and criminal records filed in the court.

To access court records, record seekers must provide case identifiers. Identifiers may include the case party’s name and number. You may also include the case filing date to get accurate results.

Dickson County Court Records Search by Name

In Dickson County, you can conduct online or offline name-based searches for court records. To access the records online, you must input the case party’s name in the county’s search portal.

On the other hand, you can inquire about court records by name at the clerk’s office. Record seekers may provide additional search information to get precise search results. The clerk may request your valid ID before releasing sensitive court documents. Furthermore, the clerk may charge fees for searching and producing the documents.

Dickson County Courts

Dickson County courts consist of circuit, chancery, municipal, probate, general sessions, and juvenile courts. The county courts’ locations and contact details are provided below:

Dickson County Circuit Court
Dickson County Courthouse
4 Court Square
P.O. Box 70
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7010

 

Dickson County Chancery Court
Dickson County Courthouse
4 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 547
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011
Fax: (615) 789-6704

 

Dickson County General Sessions Court
Old Historic Courthouse
1 Court Square
P.O. Box 217
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-5414

 

Dickson County Probate and Juvenile Court
4000 Highway 48 North
Suite 1
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-0250
Fax: (615) 789-0295

 

Burns City Court
803 Herschel Street
P.O. Box 36
Burns, TN 37029
Phone: (615) 446-2851
Fax: (615) 441-3155

 

Dickson Municipal Court
202 South Main Street
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: (615) 446-9249
Fax: (615) 446-0745

 

White Bluff Municipal Court
Town Hall
52 Graham Street
P.O. Box 300
White Bluff, TN 37187
Phone: (615) 797-3131

Dickson County District Court Records

Dickson County courts oversee cases that are typically under the jurisdiction of district courts. The circuit, general sessions and chancery courts hear civil and criminal court cases. Furthermore, the courts’ clerks keep records of court cases filed at the courthouses. Cases under the clerk's jurisdiction are outlined below:

  • Circuit Court Clerk: It oversees all civil and criminal case records, except for worker’s compensation.
  • General Sessions Court Clerk: It keeps court files and dockets of criminal and civil cases under the court’s jurisdiction.
  • Chancery Court Clerk: It deals with all types of civil court cases, such as contracts, property disputes, workers compensation, debts, and divorce.

To obtain Dickson court records, the record seeker must send mail or in-person requests to the court clerks at:

Chancery Court Clerk’s Office
Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
P.O. Box 547
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011
Fax: (615) 789-6704
Email: lynn.collins@tncourts.gov

 

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
P.O. Box 70
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7010
Email: Pam.Lewis@tncourts.gov

 

General Sessions Court Clerk’s Office
Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
P.O. Box 217
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-5414
Fax: (615) 789-3456
Email: Leslie.Shelton@tncourts.gov

You can also access Dickson court records online by using the county’s online court system. You may search court records by providing the case party’s name, filing date, or number.

The Tennessee Library and Archives is also a custodian of Dickson County court records. You can obtain court minutes for chancery and circuit court cases.

Dickson County Criminal Records

Dickson County criminal records include criminal convictions, arrest information, and other related data. You can find and obtain criminal records through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. The agency allows online or mail-based requests for the records. To request criminal records online, you must create an account and fill out the required search details. The agency will send the record to your email address.

In contrast, you can request the record via mail to the TBI at:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation – TORIS Unit
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: (615) 744-4057

The request must contain these documents:

Record subjects can request copies of their own criminal records at the TBI. To obtain the records, they must send a mail that contains a completed request form and a fingerprint card. Record subjects can get fingerprinted at the nearest local law enforcement agency.

Dickson County arrest information is also part of criminal records. Record seekers may visit the county sheriff’s office to obtain arrest records.

Dickson County Criminal Court Case Lookup

In Dickson County, you can obtain copies of criminal court cases at the court clerks’ offices. The chancery and circuit court clerks maintain criminal case records filed at their respective courthouses. For example, the circuit court clerk maintains felony and misdemeanor criminal court records. To get the records, you must visit the court clerks during business hours at:

Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011 (Chancery Court)
Phone: (615) 789-7010 (Circuit Court)

Conversely, Dickson County criminal records are available on an online court search portal. You can view the records on the portal by using these search options:

  • Search by case party’s name
  • Search by case number or filing date.

Get Dickson County Civil Court Records

Dickson County civil court records consist of disputes or lawsuits filed at the county courts. Court cases under this category include general civil (unlimited or limited), civil equity, small claims, and landlord/tenant disputes.

Dickson County’s chancery and circuit court clerks are custodians of civil court cases. You can access the records by visiting the clerk in the courthouse where the case was filed. So, visit the court clerks at:

Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011 (Chancery Court)
Phone: (615) 789-7010 (Circuit Court)

In contrast, you can view the records online by using the county’s online court case portal. Search for civil court records by typing the case party’s name, number, or filing date.

Dickson County Family Court Records

Dickson County family records contain family-related court cases like divorce, child custody, adoption, juvenile delinquency, and termination of parental rights. The chancery court clerk maintains and issues family court records to interested public members. To obtain the record, requesters must visit the court clerk in person at:

Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011 (Chancery Court)

Note that the court clerk will not disclose confidential court records to public members. Only legally eligible persons or entities can receive confidential records at the clerk’s office. Eligible requesters may include the record subject, immediate family members, legal representatives, and government agencies.

Dickson County Marriage and Divorce Records

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is the designated custodian for Dickson County’s marriage and divorce records. The agency allows mail-in and in-person orders for these records. To order the records in person, you must present a completed request form for divorce or marriage certificates at:

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Present your request at the customer service window on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For mail orders to the TDH, record seekers must follow these steps:

  1. Fill out and print an application for Dickson County marriage or divorce certificates
  2. Include a photocopy of a valid government-issued ID
  3. Notarize the completed request form
  4. Attach a $15 money order or check payable to Tennessee Vital Records.
  5. Send the request through mail to:

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Note: The TDH maintains Dickson County marriage records from 1974 until the present. However, Tennessee’s Library and Archives keeps indexes of Dickson County marriage certificates created between July 1, 1945, and December 31, 1973.

The Chancery court clerk also maintains divorce court records. You can access the records in person by visiting the court clerk at:

Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011 (Chancery Court)

Dickson County Birth and Death Records

Dickson County birth and death records are accessible through the Tennessee Department of Health. The record custodian only releases birth and death records to eligible requesters. Per the agency, eligible requesters must have a legal right to obtain the record. Furthermore, they must provide proof of identity documents to access Dickson County's vital records.

Eligible record seekers can order birth or death certificates through mail or in-person orders to the TDH. To obtain the records via mail or in-person order, you must send a request to the agency at:

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

The request letter must contain the following:

  • A notarized application for Dickson County birth or death certificate
  • The applicable fee in the form of a money order or check payable to Tennessee Vital Records. The agency charges $15 for a certified copy of birth or death records.
  • Photocopy of a government-issued photo ID
  • Mother’s copy of the birth record issued at the time of birth (this applies to Dickson County birth certificates issued within the last two calendar years).

Dickson County vital records, such as birth and death certificates, support an individual’s right to identity, property, and security. For instance, Dickson County birth records verify the record-bearer’s age and right to citizenship.

Dickson County Probate Court Records

In Dickson County, the chancery court clerk is the record custodian for probate-type records. The records may include probate of wills, estates, claims, small estate affidavits, and guardianships.

To obtain probate records from the court clerk, record seekers must make a request in person or via mail at:

Dickson County Justice Center
500 Spring Street
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7011 (Chancery Court)
Email: lynn.collins@tncourts.gov

The Chancery court clerk attends to court record requests on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dickson County Property Records

Property records are public documents in Dickson County. The county’s Register of Deeds records property-type information like liens, subdivision plats, deeds, leases, and judgments. In contrast, Dickson County Assessor’s Office documents information on all taxable properties in the county.

To obtain property records, record seekers must send an email or visit the record custodian at:

Dickson County Administration Building
4 Court Square
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-7015 (Assessor of property)
Phone: (615) 789-5123 (Register of Deeds)
Email: jennifermartin@dicksoncountytn.gov (Assessor of Property)
Email: register@dicksoncountytn.gov (Register of Deeds)

Alternatively, you can view property records through Tennessee Property Assessment Data. To search for property records, you must select “Dickson County” in the drop-down menu and input the property address, parcel ID, or owner’s name.

Dickson County Court Records Online

Dickson County court records are available on local and state-level online repositories. Third-party search sites like Tennesseecourtrecords.us also maintain online court records, and these sites may feature different court records. Third-party search sites have easy-to-navigate interfaces and do not restrict out-of-state requests. However, record seekers must exercise caution while using these sites. Despite the obvious perks, third-party sites are mostly unregulated and may contain inaccurate court data.

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