Clerk & Master

The Clerk and Master serves as Clerk for the Chancery Court and Master in appropriate proceedings. The Clerk and Master, as Clerk of Chancery Court, is required by statute to:

  • Attend court
  • Enter the minutes of the court
  • File and enter all documents, pleadings, papers and exhibits
  • Invest funds under the Clerk's control
  • Keep rule and execution dockets
  • Perform all other duties as required by law

Responsibilities

The Clerk and Master's Office handles the case files for both the Chancery and Probate Courts. Cases filed in these courts include:

  • Adoptions
  • Child support enforcement 
  • Conservatorships/guardianships
  • Contract disputes
  • Custody matters
  • Divorces
  • Estate distributions
  • Muniment of title and small estate affidavits
  • Name changes
  • Partition suits
  • Paternity cases
  • Real estate matters
  • Surrenders
  • Other civil and domestic relations matters

Additionally, the office collects delinquent taxes for the county and city and oversees tax sales.