Clerk and Master

Chancery Court for Sumner County 18th Judicial District

Clerk and Master

Sumner County Chancellor


Louis W. Oliver III, Chancellor

Ronda Whittington, Secretary and Administration Officer

Sumner County Courthouse, 100 Public Square
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 451-6004
Fax: (615) 451-6031
Case Hours: Mon-Fri., 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Jury trials and matters lasting more than (1/2) one half-day are set through the Trial Management Conferences


Sumner County Clerk and Master

Darlene D. Daughtry, Clerk and Master

Sumner County Courthouse, 100 Public Square, Rooms 400 & 401
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-4282
Fax: (615) 451-6031
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. 

Passport hours:

Passport Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm ONLY
Please call (615) 451-6036 for fee breakdown and more information
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Services offered or responsibilities of the Chancery Court:

1. The Chancery Court of Sumner County, Tennessee (18th Judicial District) is a Superior Court for general
original jurisdiction of all cases of an equitable nature, where the debt or demand exceeds (fifty) $50.00 dollars.

2. The Chancery Court for Sumner County hears:
a. Divorces
b. Workers' Compensations
c. Orders of protection
d. Name changes
e. Probate, including guardianships, conservatorships and actions by wards against guardians, executors,
administrators and others, and actions for construction and enforcement of wills and trusts.
f. Actions resulting from accidents and mistakes.
g. Actions resulting from frauds, actual and constructive.
h. Actions resulting from trusts, express, constructive and resulting
i. Actions for the specific performance of contracts and breach of contract
j. Actions for the reformation, re-execution, recision and surrender of written instruments
k. Actions between partners and to wind up an insolvent partnership
l. Actions for dissolution of a corporation
m. Actions for the enforcement of liens created by mortgages, deeds of trust, sales of land on credit,
or other equitable consideration.
n. Actions for injunctions or restraining orders
o. Actions to remove clouds and quiet title
p. Actions for delinquent taxes
q. Other actions when the defendant has done, or is doing or is threatening to do, some inequitable act
to the injury of the plaintiff, and there is no adequate remedy therefore in any other court.