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Williamson County Court Records

Williamson County court records contain information about criminal and civil cases adjudicated within the county's jurisdiction. Court records are created or submitted during case proceedings, and the clerk of court maintains the original copies. Some examples include motions, affidavits, summons, orders, and court transcripts.

Generally, persons who obtain court records in Williamson County, Tennessee, can expect to find information like the litigants' personal details, a case summary, case actions, and the case outcome. The public availability of Williamson County court records promotes systemic checks and balances. Court records are also resources for legal education, historical teachings, and public discourse.

Are Court Records Public in Williamson County?

Yes. Public availability of Williamson County court records is enshrined in the Tennessee Public Records Act. Per this law, interested persons may obtain case proceedings records, provided they are not sealed by law or court order.

Records are usually sealed to protect sensitive information that may jeopardize the record subjects' privacy or violate the integrity of case proceedings. For example, case records containing information about minors are restricted from unauthorized access. Similarly, third parties may not obtain information about unexecuted warrants in criminal cases or sealed documents in civil cases. Nevertheless, it is still possible to obtain restricted or sealed case records. To obtain sealed court records, a requestor must possess a subpoena or court order empowering them to view and obtain them. Courts only issue these subpoenas or orders under exceptional circumstances, such as when the requestor's access to a record outweighs statutory privacy controls.

Williamson County Court Records Search

Generally, the options for conducting a court records search in Williamson County include:

  • Online search on court databases
  • In-person search at the courthouse where the case was adjudicated
  • Mail request sent to the Clerk's Office
  • Use private aggregate websites.

The Tennessee judiciary maintains a central cloud repository where interested persons may view case information. However, obtaining detailed court records requires visiting the Clerk's Office during business hours. For out-of-town requestors who cannot visit the Clerk's Office, a mail request describing the case files sought as well as payment for the applicable service fees works. Unlike online and in-person requests, however, processing mail-in requests typically takes five to seven business days. It is possible to arrange expedited delivery by calling the Clerk's Office.

Williamson County Court Records Search by Name

To lookup Williamson County court records by name, visit the case search portal maintained by the Tennessee judiciary or local clerk's office. Generally, searchers must know the defendant's name or the plaintiff's name. Providing the case filing date, case number, presiding judge's name, or the names of the representing attorneys may also make record retrieval faster.

Williamson County Courts

The addresses and contact information of Williamson County courts are as follows:

Williamson County Circuit Court
Williamson County Judicial Center
135 4th Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5454
Fax: (615) 790-5432 (Civil)
Fax: (615) 790-5411 (Criminal)

 

Williamson County Chancery Court
Williamson County Judicial Center
135 4th Avenue South
Room 236
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5428
Fax: (615) 790-5626

 

Williamson County General Sessions Court
135 4th Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5454
Fax: (615) 790-5483 (Civil)
Fax: (615) 790-5478 (Criminal)

 

Williamson County Juvenile Court
408 Century Court, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5814
Fax: (615) 595-1283

 

Brentwood Municipal Court
5211 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 371-2272
Fax: (615) 507-2735

 

Fairview City Court
7100 City Center Way
Fairview, TN 37062
Phone: (615) 799-2484 ext. 113
Fax: (615) 799-0035

 

Franklin Municipal Court
Franklin City Hall
109 3rd Avenue South
Suite 120
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-5362
Fax: (615) 591-5633

 

Nolensville Municipal Court
7218 Nolensville Road
P.O. Box 547
Nolensville, TN 37135
Phone: (615) 776-6684

Williamson County Circuit Court Case Search

The Williamson County Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction. It holds jury trials and adjudicates civil and criminal cases filed in Williamson County. Civil cases that fall under this court's purview include tort, contract, real property rights, and estates. Criminal cases decided in this court include misdemeanors, felonies, and DWI cases. The Williamson County Circuit Court also has appellate jurisdiction over cases decided in lower courts, including the Juvenile, Municipal, and General Sessions Courts.

To do a case information search:

  • Visit the Tennessee Judiciary public court records system
  • Select Williamson County and click the "Search" tab on the new page
  • Enter a name for a name-based search or case number to lookup records by case number
  • Unselect the irrelevant parameters to narrow down the search or leave it as is
  • Click "Find Now".

A query will return a table of matching results. The information provided will include the party's full name, role, court where the case was filed, as well as case reference. The output will also contain the case number, filing date, disposition status, and the date when the case was last updated. Click the party's name to reveal additional details like the judges' and attorneys' names, as the plaintiff's name. Court documents are not available via this system. Hence, requestors who need to obtain case files must contact the clerk's office directly.

Williamson County General Sessions Court Records

The Williamson County General Sessions Court is also called the People's Court or the Court of the First Resort because most civil and criminal cases begin there. In addition to jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases, the court also adjudicates traffic violations. Most cases in this court are decided by a judge rather than a jury.

To obtain General Sessions Court records, visit the courthouse during business hours. Alternatively, write a letter describing the documents sought and mail it to the Clerk's Office. Limited case information can also be viewed online via the Tennessee public court case system.

Williamson County General Sessions Court
135 4th Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5454
Fax: (615) 790-5483 (Civil)
Fax: (615) 790-5478 (Criminal)

 

Williamson County Clerk's Office
1320 W Main Street
Suite 135
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5712
Fax: (615) 790-5610

Williamson County Criminal Records

Interested persons may obtain criminal records by performing a name-based background check with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. This service costs $29 per subject and can be completed online. The criminal record obtained will contain records of the subject's arrests, prosecutions, convictions, and sentencing in Tennessee. For additional information, contact the Bureau at:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: (615) 744-4000

Williamson County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Records of criminal cases adjudicated by the Williamson County trial courts are available to Interested persons via the online court records system. Searchers may lookup criminal court case records by name or case number. The system returns limited case information; searchers cannot access detailed case files.

To obtain case files, visit the Clerk's Office during business hours. Unlike free online searches, persons obtaining physical copies of criminal case court records from the Clerk's Office may be required to cover the cost of searching, reproducing, or certifying the documents.

Williamson County Clerk's Office
1320 West Main Street
Suite 135
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5712
Fax: (615) 790-5610

Get Williamson County Civil Court Records

Civil court records are generated in non-criminal cases like torts, contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and real property rights. These documents typically include motions, affidavits, judgments, court opinions, transcripts, and subpoenas.

Williamson County civil court records are available at the Clerk's Office. Requestors may send a mail-in request or visit the clerk's office in person during business hours. Limited case information is also available online via the Williamson County online court records system.

In any case, persons who wish to obtain civil court records must provide the necessary details to facilitate a search. These include the case number, the defendant's name, and the filing date. Additional information like the attorney's or presiding judge's name may also expedite the search.

Williamson County Clerk's Office
845 North Motel Boulevard
Las Cruces, Tennessee 88007
Phone: (575) 647-7421
Fax: (575) 527-9857

Williamson County Family Court Records

Williamson County family court records are generated during proceedings on divorce, child and spousal support, child custody, and domestic violence. These records are presumed public but availability typically depends on the contents of the documents. Case files containing sensitive information, e.g., about minors or victims of domestic abuse, are typically sequestered from public access.

To obtain family court records, visit the courthouse where the case was adjudicated or the county clerk's office during regular hours. There, administrative staff will require a name, case number, or case filing date to find and retrieve case files. While viewing is free, requestors may have to cover the cost of copying and certifying the court records. Limited case information is also available on the Williamson County online court records system.

Williamson County Clerk's Office
845 North Motel Boulevard
Las Cruces, Tennessee 88007
Phone: (575) 647-7421
Fax: (575) 527-9857

Williamson County Dissolution of Marriage Records

Dissolution of marriage records in Williamson County are available at the courthouse where the dissolution was finalized. Alternatively, requestors may visit the county clerk's office in person or send a letter describing the record being sought. A name and case number are typically required to facilitate a search and record retrieval.

Williamson County Marriage and Divorce Records

Williamson County marriage records are official documents issued when county residents sign a marriage contract or enter a legal union. Divorce records are issued after the court issues a decree terminating the marriage contract. These records are part of Williamson County's vital records and are available at the Office of Vital Records in Williamson County.

Certified copies of marriage and divorce records are only available to the record subject, their immediate family members, and authorized representatives. These individuals must present a valid photo ID to verify their identity before the request is processed. In addition, requestors must pay for the records sought by certified check, money order, or card. Each copy of a marriage or divorce record costs $15.00.

To obtain Williamson County marriage and divorce records, visit the Office of Vital Records or send a letter describing the records sought. These records are also available online through the Tennessee Department of Health. In any way, requestors must provide the couple's names, marriage or divorce date, or the associated case numbers.

Williamson County Health Department — Franklin
1324 W Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-1542
Fax: (615) 790-5967

 

Williamson County Health Department — Fairview
2629 Fairview Boulevard
Fairview, TN 37062
Phone: (615) 799-2389
Fax: (615) 799-2260

Williamson County Birth and Death Records

Birth records and death records are the other half of Williamson County's vital records. The former is issued after a person is born, usually at the hospital, but it is possible to obtain a birth record later. Death records are issued after a person becomes deceased. These records are important for official purposes. For example, birth records are required for obtaining a social security number or a passport. Survivors of deceased persons need death records to process public benefits, e.g., survivor's benefits under social security, life insurance claims, and settling estates.

Certified copies of Williamson County birth and death records are only available to eligible persons. These include the record subject, their immediate family members, and authorized legal representatives. These individuals must present a photo ID to prove their identity before the record custodian will release the record.

To obtain birth and death records, visit the Williams County Department of Health. These documents cost $15.00 per copy.

Williamson County Probate Court Records

Williamson County probate court records are documents containing information about the adjudication of a deceased's wills, estate, and survivors' inheritance. The Probate Court records are available to the public directly from the Chancery Court or at the Office of the Clerk and Master.

Williamson County Clerk and Master
Williamson County Judicial Center
135 4th Avenue South, Room 236
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5428
Fax: (615) 790-5626

Williamson County Property Records

Williamson County property records contain information about real estate and personal property owned by residents of Williamson County. Persons who obtain property records can expect to find a description of the property and details about its current and previous owners. Some property records available to the public include deeds, court decrees, financing statements, releases, and tax documents.

Property records are available in person or by mail from the Williamson County Property Assessor's Office or the Register of Deeds Office. Alternatively, requestors may search the property records database.

Williamson County Property Assessor's Office
1320 West Main Street
Suite 300 & 313
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5708
Fax: (615) 790-5760

 

Williamson County Register
1320 West Main Street
Suite 201
Franklin, TN. 37064
Phone: (615) 790-5706

Williamson County Court Records Online

In addition to the aforementioned sources of Williamson County court records, obtaining court records from third-party repositories like Tennesseecourtrecords.us is also an option. These sites aggregate public records from several sources and make them available in a central database, making it convenient to obtain public records in the custody of several agencies.

Most aggregate sites support record searches by name and location (city or county). While it is possible to obtain records for free, accessing detailed information typically requires paying a one-time or subscription fee. Despite the convenience third-party search sites offer, there is no guarantee of the completeness or accuracy of the records obtained.

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