Court dates and times have changed due to Covid-19. When in doubt concerning any court date, contact this office at 423-733-2954.

 Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk- Micah Wallen

1237 Main Street
P.O. Box 347 
Sneedville, TN  37869
Phone (423) 733-2954  Fax (423) 733-2119


Hours of Operation:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; closed Saturday

Dawn Winchester Slone- Deputy Clerk       Email:

Court clerks serve an important role in the operation of the court system in Tennessee. Clerks must attend each session of court with all the papers in the cases on the docket and must administer the oaths to parties and witnesses who testify in a case. Clerks usually keep minutes of the court in a well-bound book, but may keep this information in electronic format so long as certain rules relating to the safe-keeping of the records are followed. Because court clerks deal with voluminous paperwork, the storage and retention of documents are important considerations. When a case is appealed from a court of record, the clerk compiles the record (papers) needed for the appeal, and it is extremely important that the records of the clerk’s office be well organized and accurate. Clerks maintain the rule docket and an execution docket in which all court judgments or decrees are entered in order of rendition by the court and in which all receipts and disbursements in a case are entered. Clerks also maintain indexes for all books and dockets that are kept by the office. Clerks collect state and county litigation taxes, criminal injuries compensation tax, county expense fees, funds for the impaired driver’s trust fund, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation fees, misdemeanant jail per diems, fines, sheriff’s fees, clerk’s fees, witness fees, other taxes and other items of court costs. Clerks prepare bills of costs in cases, account for these monies and make collection efforts when these amounts are unpaid. Clerks collect fees for their office according to the clerk’s fee statute, T.C.A. § 8-21-401 and other applicable statutes. Clerks maintain a cash journal (general ledger) to account for and summarize the cash transactions of the office and issue receipts for all collections. Clerks often serve in a fiduciary capacity to invest funds held for third parties. Additionally, many clerks conduct delinquent tax sales and other sales of property as ordered by the court. Clerks may collect support, including alimony and child support, pursuant to court order and the general law.

Circuit Judges:                                                                                                   General Sessions Judge:

Honorable Alex Pearson                                                                 Honorable Floyd W. Rhea
Honorable Beth Boniface
Honorable Thomas J. Wright

Criminal Judge:                                                                                                Juvenile Judge:

Honorable John F. Dugger                                                                                   Honorable Floyd W. Rhea
Honorable Alex Pearson       

Child Support Magistrate:     

Honorable Paige Collins  

State Probation & Parole                                                         Misdemeanor Probation

Amanda Brooks     (423) 419-0895                                               Elizabeth Godsey   (423) 733-8987                                                                                         Phyllis Brooks   (423) 733-8987  (Friday only)                                                                                        

Traffic Court is the second Saturday of January, March,
 May, July, September and November at 9:00 am

2020 Traffic Class Schedule
Hancock County Traffic Safety Program
Hancock County Courthouse - 2nd Floor Courtroom

Monday, January 6 - 5:00 PM

Monday, March 9 - 5:00 PM

Monday, May 4 - 5:00 PM

Monday, July 6 - 5:00 PM

Monday, August 31- 5:00 PM
(Moved back a week due to Labor Day falling on the 1st Monday)

Monday, November 9 - 5:00 PM

Tennessee Driver Improvement Program, Inc.
(423) 586-2673 or (865) 475-9834

"Promoting Traffic Safety Through Education"