The Tipton County Juvenile Court Clerk is located at:
1801 South College St, Suite #102
Covington, TN 38019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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.

Juvenile Court jurisdiction is vested in General Sessions Courts in all counties except those in which the law establishes special Juvenile Courts. Juvenile Courts have exclusive jurisdiction in proceedings involving minors alleged to be delinquent, unruly, dependent and neglected. Juvenile Courts also have concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit, Chancery and Probate Courts in some areas.  Judge M.O. Eckel III presides over all Juvenile Court Cases in Tipton County.

Click here for the local rules of practice for the Juvenile Court of Tipton County, Tennessee

The Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office is available for the filing of cases, payment of fines and cost and docket information.  Please call the number below for more information.


The Juvenile Court’s Office is available for initiating a juvenile delinquent petition, juvenile unruly petition or a temporary custody petition.  The Juvenile Court Office is also located in the Tipton County Justice Center. Please call the number below for more information.


The Youth Services Officer is Clayton Pattat (Contact by Email).

Other Important Links:  DCS Foster CareDCS Juvenile Justice