E-Filing coming soon to Hancock County Chancery Court, after implementation & training!

Electronic Filing System, as of 1/1/2022, has been approved

See NEW Local E-Filing Rules, by clicking here: New Electronic-Filing Rules

 Judith H. Trent - Hancock County Clerk & Master


Appointed to office: 2006

Hancock County Courthouse 

1237 Main Street, Suite 104 

P.O. Box 347 

Sneedville, TN 37869 

(Phone) 423-733-4524 (fax) 423-733-2762


Chelsea Brewer - Deputy Clerk-email

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Closed Saturday & Sunday


Douglas T. Jenkins, Chancellor

Carolyn Parsons, Secretary

107 East Main Street

Suite 301

Rogersville, TN 37857

Phone - 423-272-4311


The Clerk & Master's Office handles the case files for both the Chancery and Probate Courts. Cases filed in these courts include estate distributions, divorces, custody matters, paternity cases, adoptions, real estate matters, contract dispute, workers' compensation, partition suits, appeals from lower courts, conservatorships/guardianships, child support enforcement and other civil and domestic relations matters. Additionally, the office collects delinquent taxes for the Hancock County and also oversees tax sales.


      Judi is a member of the East TN Court Clerks' Assn., and Tennessee State Court Clerks' Assn., County Officials Assn. of TN , and TN of  Property Tax Professionals. She served as  President for East Tennessee Clerks' Association in 2009-2010, also Clerk of the Year for East TN Court Clerks' Assn. in 2009-2010 and was Secretary of the East Tennessee Court Clerk's Association in 2015-2016.

       She was designated a Certified Public Administrator in 2007 through the County Officials Training Program and re-certifies each year following at least 16 hours of training.


Chancery Court Filing Fees                  Probate Court Costs                            Divorce Information                        Petition to Modify Child Support

Information for Guardians and/or Conservators of Underage Children           Hancock County Court Docket Dates          Civil Affidavit of Indigency

Uniform Facsimile Cover Sheet                     Electronic Filing Rules                            Pro Se Litigant Filing Guide for the Appellate Courts of TN

Fax Filing Rules        Claims Against Estate Form           Child Support Worksheet                Parenting Plan             Request to Continue       

TennCare Release Form      Approved Parenting Seminars      Consent to Adopt Minor 14 yrs. of Age or Older         Modification of Child Support by Payee

Modification of Child Support by Payor                Request to Continue(complete by hand)           Request to Continue(complete online)

Links for Additional Support

Hancock County Trustee            TN Courts              TN Alliance for Legal Services                Name Change Forms            Local Rules of Practice

Delinquent Tax Information

The Chancery Court Clerk & Master's Office is responsible for collecting delinquent taxes for Hancock County. The Clerk and Master is required to collect the delinquent taxes, plus statutory interest and penalty, court costs and attorney fees. Taxes that are less than 2 years old that are not posted on this website may be found in the Hancock County Trustee's office. Call the office for any information concerning past due taxes.

Current taxes: tnpayments.com                          Delinquent taxes: courtfeepay.com       



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