Fees & Cost


New Court Clerks Fees – Chancery and Probate

(effective July 2, 2012)

Unless otherwise specified, fees should be paid in advance. Cost bonds only allowed where indicated. These Costs include Clerk Fees, State Litigation and County Litigation Tax.

Chancery CourtFee
Category One Cases (bond may be used)
Contracts, property damage, employment discrimination, civil rights suits, tax disputes, special remedies and cases not otherwise specified.
Category Two Cases
Workers comp cases (bond may be used); appeals to circuit from general sessions, city courts and other courts or hearings; transfers from foreign counties; writs of mandamus; condemnation/inverse condemnation; & quo warranto actions.
Category Three Cases
Adoptions, legitimations, paternity cases, termination of parental rights, & other domestic relations matters not otherwise designated, restoration of citizenship, name changes, minor settlements, enforcement of foreign judgements, and orders of protection (fee not required in advance).
Category Four Cases
Child support enforcement and modification, interstate support cases, modification of parenting plan, civil contempt.
Domestic RelationsFee
Order of Protection (fee is not paid in advance)$179.50
Divorce (with minor children)$279.50
Divorce (without minor children)$204.50
Cross-filings and Counter Complaints$100.00
Mental Health Cases$129.50
Estates (except small estates)$309.50
For claim against estates$11.00
For exception to claim$42.00
For small estate affidavit$120.50
Muniment of Title$309.50
Guardianship or Conservatorship$239.50
Interim Settlements or Accountings$40.00
Removal of Disabilities$179.50
Legitimation, Name Change$179.50
Mental Health Cases$129.50
Requests Not Otherwise Provided For$18.00
Orders Not Otherwise Provided For$12.00
Issuing Process Other Than Initial Process$6.00
Filing Documents Not Otherwise Provided For$7.00
Reopen Probate Case$25.00
Probate Publication FeesFee
Notice to Creditors (Clinton Courier)$20.00
(Notice to Creditors fee can be added to the filing fee or make check payable to the Courier News, Oak Ridger)
Service of ProcessFee
Summons, Injunctions, Restraining Orders$42.00
Notice, Show Cause Order, Subpoena$42.00
Garnishment, Levi, Execution$42.00
Secretary of State (Make check payable to Secretary of State)$20.00
Commissioner of Insurance (Make check payable to Commissioner of Insurance)$15.00
Defendants to be served in Anderson County:
(Make check payable to Clerk & Master)
(Service fee may be added to filing fee check)
Defendants to be served through another County:
(Make check payable to Sheriff of said County)
Service by Publication
(Make check payable to the Courier News)
Miscellaneous, Other Charges And FeesFee
Post Judgement Requests
(Applies to each requested garnishment, execution, levy, post judgement interrogatory, publication request, motions to set installment payments, and post judgement orders and pleas Qualified Domestic Order and Notice of Income Assignment)
Continuances (taxed at end of case)$7.00
Mailing (certified or registered mail)Actual Costs
Certification and Seal$5.00
Receiving Funds on Confirmation of Private Sale$40.00
Preparing a Record on Appeal from Chancery Court to an Appellate Court$300.00
Category One Third Party Complaints$227.00
Category Two Third Party Complaints$152.00
Category Three Third Party Complaints$102.00
Birth Certificate Fee for Adoption (make check payable to Department of Vital Records)$30.00