Circuit Court

Tommy Kerns
Contact Information: 

Circuit and Criminal Courts

Sullivan County Justice Center

Phone: (423) 279-2752

Fax: (423) 323-3741

140 Blountville Bypass

P.O. Box 585

Blountville, TN 37617

 

Forms For Bondsman

Appearance Bond
Appeal Bond
Property Bond
Motion For Bond Relief (In County)
Motion For Bond Relief (Out of County)
Order For Bond Relief (In County)
Order For Bond Relief (Out of County)


Forms For Attorneys

I 75 - Claim for Attorney Fees
Acknowledgment for Punishment of DUI

Civil Summons
Duces Tecum Subpoena
Subpoena
Request for Acceptance of Plea of Guilty



General Public Forms


Courtroom Camera Request
Petition For Modification of Child Support
Petition For Restoration of Citizenship
Petition For Restoration of Driving Privileges

 

 

Kingsport Law Court

City Hall Building

Phone: (423) 224-1724

Fax: (423) 246-1924

Kingsport, TN 37660

 

Forms For Attorneys


Civil Summons
Duces Tecum Subpoena
Subpoena 

 



 

General Public Forms


Petition For Modification of Child Support

 

 

Kingsport General Sessions and Juvenile Courts

Kingsport Justice Center

Phone: (423) 224-1711

Phone: (423) 224-1730 (Juvenile)

Fax: (423) 224-1766

200 Shelby Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

 

Forms For Bondsman

Appearance Bond
Appeal Bond
Property Bond
Motion For Bond Relief (In County)
Motion For Bond Relief (Out of County)
Order For Bond Relief (In County)
Order For Bond Relief (Out of County)

 

Forms For Attorneys

I 75 - Claim for Attorney Fees
Acknowledgement for Punishment of DUI
Notice of Appeal
Duces Tecum Subpoena
Subpoena 

 

General Public Forms

Courtroom Camera Request
Petition For Modification of Child Support

 

Bristol Law, General Sessions and Juvenile Courts

Bristol Justice Center

Phone: (423) 652-1030 (Law)

Phone: (423) 764-2163 (Juvenile)

Phone: (423) 989-4352 (Sessions)

Fax: (423) 968-1138

 

Forms For Bondsman

Appearance Bond
Appeal Bond
Property Bond
Motion For Bond Relief (In County)
Motion For Bond Relief (Out of County)
Order For Bond Relief (In County)
Order For Bond Relief (Out of County)

 

Forms For Attorneys

1-75 Claim for Attorney Fees
Acknowledgement for Punishment of DUI
Notice of Appeal
Civil Summons
Duces Tecum Subpoena
Subpoena 

 

 

General Public Forms


Courtroom Camera Request
Petition For Modification of Child Support

 

 


More Information: 

 Office Hours:

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday except designated holidays.

 The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office courteously serves the people of Sullivan County by maintaining court records and resulting funds in a professional, efficient manner in accordance with the law of the state of Tennessee and the Federal Government.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Circuit Court Clerk of Sullivan County maintains a Circuit, Law, General Sessions and Juvenile Court system.

The Clerk’s Office is responsible for the management of all complaints, petitions, summonses, orders and other documents relating to lawsuits or criminal actions filed in the court; the collection, receipt, and accounting for litigation taxes, fines, fees, and restitutions as ordered by the courts; the issuing of warrants, executions, subpoenas and other documents as assigned by law; the preparations of reports to the County and State of Tennessee; and the disbursement of funds to litigants, the County, and the State of Tennessee.

The Clerk’s Office is responsible for processing the work of the Grand Jury, billing for jury and witness fees, maintaining the daily minutes for all courts of record, cataloging and securing of all exhibits and preparation of all appeal records for transfer to appropriate courts.

The Clerk in the General Session and Juvenile Courts schedules all cases including traffic violations for the court dockets, maintains paperwork and collects fines and costs relating to the cases.

Child support issues can be both civil and criminal in nature. The records are maintained by the Clerk in the appropriate court.

In Sullivan County both daily and docket sounding court dockets, and local rules for all courts can be accessed on the internet at www.bridgeweb.org.

Passport Information

 The Law Court at 225 West Center Street (the city hall building) in Kingsport is now the sole office responsible for processing passport applications.  The Law Court office is open between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday with the exception of county holidays.  This office keeps a supply of passport applications, processes these applications and sends the applications to the passport agency for final resolution.  In addition to adhering to the above mentioned times, we suggest that expedited requests should arrive before 3 pm and have information completed to allow for next day mail service.

JURY SERVICE

Citizens may receive by mail a summons for jury service in the Circuit, Law or Criminal Courts.  These prospective jurors are drawn from a current list of Sullivan County drivers and property owners.

Tennessee Code lists requirements for jurors as United States citizenship, residency in Sullivan County for twelve months preceding call for jury service, and 18 years of age or older.

The Tennessee Legislature amended jury service requirements January 1, 2009.  Reasons for exemption from jury service are now very stringent but not difficult if the instructions on the summons are followed. 

The Deputy Jury Coordinator has the authority to excuse a person from jury service prior to their reporting for orientation based on the following reasons: those who are convicted felons, those who no longer reside in Sullivan County, those who have a medical condition that prevents them from serving, those whoe are self-employed or paid commission only, or those who have served on a jury in the last two years are exempt with the receipt of the appropriate paperwork. The Judge of the court may also excuse a juror from jury service on the day of orientation.

Jurors may postpone their jury service one time, however.  If postponement is granted the juror will be required to serve the next time a summons is received. To request a postponement, a Juror may call the Deputy Jury Coordinator at (423) 279-2711. Requests for exemption for other issues such as medical excuses, financial hardship information or other documents concerning jury service can be faxed to (423) 323-3741. If you wish to email the Deputy Jury Coordinator, please send your information to: reesewd@sullivancourts.com

Failure to respond to a jury summons could result in contempt of court and a penalty up to five hundred dollars ($500), plus court costs.