Courts


Welcome to the Tipton County Government Court System.  Click on the links below to learn more about each county agency.

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Chancery Court

Circuit Court
General Sessions Court
Juvenile Court
General Session Probation

The Circuit, General Sessions and Juvenile Courts are now accepting payment by DEBIT CARD, CREDIT CARD (CLICK HERE) AND PHONE.

CHANCERY COURT

The Chancery Court Clerk's Office is located at:
1
801 South College Street, Suite 110
Covington, TN 38019
901-476-0209 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Virginia Gray is the Clerk and Master.

The Chancery Court Chancellors are William C "Bill" Cole and Martha B. Brasfield.

Tipton County is in the 25th Judicial District, which includes five counties. They are Tipton, Fayette, Lauderdale, Hardeman and McNairy Counties.

The website for the Administrative Office of the Courts is: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us


CIRCUIT COURT

The Circuit 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 any of the court number listed above.


Tipton County is in the 25th Judicial Circuit, which includes five counties. They are: Tipton, Lauderdale, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties. The two Circuit Court Judges are Joe H. Walker and J Weber McCraw.


The District Attorney for the 25th Judicial District is:
Mike Dunavant 
121 North Main St.
Ripley, TN 38063
731-635-5163
Fax 731-221-3086


The District Public Defender for the 25th Judicial District is:
Gary Antrican
PO Box 700
Somerville, TN 38068
901-465-7330


The website for the Administrative Office of the Courts is: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us



GENERAL SESSIONS COURT

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 any of the court number listed above.

The General Sessions Court Judge is William A. Peeler.

Tipton County is in the 25th Judicial Circuit, which includes five counties. They are: Tipton, Lauderdale, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties.

The District Attorney for the 25th Judicial District is:
Mike Dunavant 
121 North Main St.
Ripley, TN 38063
731-635-5163
Fax 731-221-3086

The District Public Defender for the 25th Judicial District is:
Gary Antrican
PO Box 700
Somerville, TN 38068
901-465-7330

The website for the Administrative Office of the Courts is: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us


JUVENILE COURT

There are two sections within the Juvenile Court System of Tipton County:

The Tipton County Juvenile Court Clerk is located at:
1801 South College St, Suite #102
Covington, TN 38019
901-475-3315
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mike Forbess is Clerk of Juvenile Court.

The Tipton County Juvenile Court is located at:
1801 South College St, Suite #103
Covington, TN 38019
901-475-3322
Fax 901-476-0259
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Juvenile Court Judge is William A. Peeler.

The Director of Juvenile Services is Scottie DeLashmit.

The Juvenile Magistrate is Lyle Jones.

Tipton County is in the 25th Judicial Circuit, which includes five counties. They are: Tipton, Lauderdale, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties.

The District Attorney for the 25th Judicial District is:
Mike Dunavant 
121 North Main St.
Ripley, TN 38063
731-635-5163
Fax 731-221-3086

The District Public Defender for the 25th Judicial District is:
Gary Antrican
PO Box 700
Somerville, TN 38068
901-465-7330

The website for the Administrative Office of the Courts is: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us
Other Important Links:  DCS Foster CareDCS Juvenile Justice 


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 Admininstrator is Ivan Stephenson and the Administrative Assistant is Becki Coulton, who can be reached at the number above or email bcoulston@tiptonco.com.