Suite 308 | 1 Public Square

Nashville, TN 37201

Phone: 615-862-5710
Fax: 615-862-5722
TTY (Relay Service): 1-800-848-0299

Filing Fees

ANY PAYMENT REMITTED TO CLERK & MASTER MUST BE DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK OR CREDIT UNION. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT DRAWN ON FOREIGN BANKS.

T.C.A. 8-21-401, governs clerk's fees throughout Tennessee and has been amended to provide for standard filing fees to be paid in advance unless otherwise specified. These changes affect fees for all clerks across the state except in Knox County.

Any Filing submitted after entry of a Final Order requires a fee of $25.00.  This fee is due at the time the filing is submitted.

The following filing fees must be paid when the case is filed.  IF COST BOND IS FILED, $57.50 LITIGATION TAXES MUST STILL BE PAID.

Civil Rights Suit $284.50 or file cost bond
Contract $284.50 or file cost bond
Discrimination $284.50 or file cost bond
Injunction $284.50 or file cost bond
Property Dispute $284.50 or file cost bond
Special Remedy $284.50 or file cost bond
Tax Dispute $284.50 or file cost bond
Actions not otherwise designated $284.50 or file cost bond
Workers Compensation $209.50 or file cost bond

The following filing fees must be paid when case is filed - NO COST BOND ALLOWED:

Administrative Hearing $209.50
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment $159.50
Minor Settlement $159.50
Name Change $159.50
Transfer from another county $209.50
Writ of Certiorari $209.50
Writ of Mandamus $209.50


The following fees are required at the time the service is requested.  NO COST BOND IS ALLOWED.

  • Third Party-Complaint party filing pays same fee charged for the original petition less $57.50
  • Cross-Complaint or Counter-Complaint $102.00
  • Intervening Complaint $227.00
  • Publication $25.00
  • Subpoena $6.00
  • Preparing Record on Appeal - payable with filing of Notice of Appeal $325.00    

  • Pre-Judgment Attachment or other process to seize property prior to judgment being rendered $40.00
  • Post Judgment Requests $25.00 (applies to each requested execution, garnishment, levy, post judgment interrogatory, motion to pay judgment by installments, and post judgment orders and pleadings)
  • Motion to Pay by Installments $25.00
  • Post Judgment Order $25.00
  • Receiving Funds on Confirmation of Private Sale/Funds Paid to Clerk  $40.00 pursuant to Pre-Judgment Attachment or Similar Process
  • Continuance $7.00*

    *taxed at discretion of the judge and collected at end of case

Copies $.50 pg
Certification on Certified Copy/Abstract $5.00 +.50 pg


SERVICE OF PROCESS FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE AMOUNTS:

DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF: ASSESSED AT CONCLUSION OF CASE
OUT OF COUNTY SHERIFF (PAYABLE TO OUT OF COUNTY SHERIFF) - $28.00
COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (PAYABLE TO COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE) - $15.00
SECRETARY OF STATE (PAYABLE TO SECRETARY OF STATE) - $20.00

AFTER JANUARY 1, 2006, COST BONDS ARE NOT REQUIRED EXCEPT AS NOTED ABOVE.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US at (615) 862-5710.