The Anderson County Clerk & Master is custodian of court records for three courts: Chancery Court, Probate Court, and Child Support Court. This involves the filing and maintenance of the various types of lawsuits, i.e., divorce, land disputes, worker’s compensation, conservatorships, adoptions/name changes, contract/debt disputes and the administration of probate estates; and the maintenance of the Chancery Court docket.
In addition, the Anderson County Clerk & Master’s office is also responsible for the filing of delinquent tax suits filed by Anderson County, the cities of Oak Ridge, Clinton, Oliver Springs, Norris, and Rocky Top. This involves the collection of the delinquent taxes and if necessary, the auction of property as a result of nonpayment.
In all lawsuits, the Clerk & Master is responsible for the billing and collection of state and county litigation taxes as well as court costs. This court clerk’s office reports to the state with regard to the collection of litigation taxes and the filing/type of each lawsuit.
The Clerk & Master’s office strives to efficiently and courteously assist the public, attorneys, and judges in obtaining access to court records.
Harold P. Cousins, Jr., Clerk & Master
Hours of Operation
The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.