General Sessions

The General Sessions Court Clerk's Office is located at:
1801 South College St, Suite #102
Covington, TN 38019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
901-475-3310

Mike Forbess is the Clerk of Court for Circuit, General Sessions and Juvenile Court. He may be reached at the court number listed above or Contact by Email.

The Honorable William A. Peeler presides over General Sessions Court in Tipton County, Tennessee and may be contacted at 901-476-0251.  Scottie Delashmit assists Judge Peeler in General Sessions Court matters and may be contacted at 901-475-3310 or Contact by Email.


General Sessions Court jurisdiction varies from county to county based on state laws and private acts. Every county is served by the Court which hears civil and criminal cases, including matters formerly handled by Justices of the Peace. Civil jurisdiction is restricted to specific monetary limits and types of actions. Criminal jurisdiction is limited to preliminary hearings in felony cases and misdemeanor trials in which a defendant waives the right to a grand jury investigation and trial by jury in Circuit or Criminal Court. General Sessions Judges also serve as Juvenile Judges except in counties in which the legislature has established a separate Juvenile Court. General Sessions Judges are elected to eight year terms.

GENERAL SESSION PROBATION

The General Session Probation Office is located at:
1801 South College St.

Covington, TN 38019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Office: 901-475-3319
Fax: 901-475-3318 

The Probation Officers are Jeff Fletcher and Chad McCommon, who can be reached at the number above or Contact by Email.