UNION COUNTY CHANCERY COURT FILING FEES

Per Tenn. Code Annotated 8-21-401
*FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ANNUALLY*
$42.00  SERVICE FEE FOR EACH DEFENDANT SERVED THROUGH COURT

CATEGORY 1 CASES
FILING FEE
$285.50

Actions for Enforcement of Contracts or Breach of Contract Actions (Contract/Debt); Injunctions; All Torts (Damage & Torts); Personal Injury & Property Damage Cases (including Malpractice Actions, Health Care Liability Actions & Wrongful Death Suits); Employment Discrimination Suits; Civil Rights Suits; Tax Disputes; Special Remedies; Other Property Disputes; Any Other Type of Actions Not Otherwise Designated in This Section or Elsewhere by Law.

CATEGORY 2 CASES:
FILING FEE:  $210.50

Appeals to the Chancery Court from Juvenile Court, General Sessions Court, Municipal Courts or an Administrative Hearing; Writs of Certiorari from Lower Courts or Administrative Hearings; Transfers of Cases from Foreign Counties; Requests for Writ of Mandamus; Worker’s Compensation Actions; Condemnations & Inverse Condemnations; Quo Warranto Proceedings.

CATEGORY 3 CASES:
FILING FEE:  $160.50

Adoptions; Legitimations; Paternity Cases; Restoration of Citizenship; Termination of Parental Rights; Other Domestic Relations Matters Not Otherwise Designated; Name Changes; Minor Settlements; Enforcement of Foreign Judgments; Civil Expungements where Authorized by Law; Orders of Protection.   NOTE:  ADOPTIONS:  $30.00 Fee for Birth Certificate of Each Child

CATEGORY 4 CASES:
FILING FEE:  $135.50

Child Support Enforcement & Modification; Including Interstate Support Cases & Civil Contempt Actions; Requests for Modification of a Parenting Plan (Petition to Set Support, Petition for Modification, Petition for Change of Custody, Interstate Child Support Cases, Interstate Child Support – In Coming, Interstate Child Support – Out Going).

  • DIVORCE WITH MINOR CHILDREN:
    FILING FEE:  $260.50
  • DIVORCE WITHOUT MINOR CHILDREN:
    FILING FEE:  $185.50
  • COUNTER-COMPLAINTS & CROSS FILINGS:
    FILING FEE:  $100.00
  • CIVIL CONTEMPT:  FILING FEE:
    $  75.00   (if case is still open)
  • GUARDIANSHIPS & CONSERVATOR:
    FILING FEE:  $220.50    NOTE:  $40.00 Fee for filing Annual Accounting
  • PROBATE – LARGE ESTATE:
    FILING FEE: $370.50  (includes Publication)     $290.50  (excludes Publication)
  • PROBATE – SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT:
    FILING FEE:  $101.50
  • PROBATE – MUNIMENT OF TITLE:
    FILING FEE:  $290.50

OTHER FEES IN PROBATE: 

Service through Secretary of State as Agent for Non-Resident                                         $10.00  (per party)
Filing Claim                                                                                                                                 $11.00  (file in triplicate)
Filing Exception of Claim                                                                                                          $42.00  (file in triplicate)
Filing Fee to Enter any Probate Order on existing case, other than Closing Order       $12.00

APPEALS  FEE:  $300.00  (Preparing Technical Record for the Appellate Court)

THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT  (Call for Fee)

MISCELLANEOUS FEES:

  • Fee for Making Copies  ($  .50  per page)
  • Fee for Faxing Copies ($1.00  per page)
  • Fee for Certification & Seal ($5.00 + .50 per page)
  • Fax Filing Fee ($5.00 + $1.00 per page (limit 50 pages))
  • Fee for Continuance ($7.00)
  • Fee for Issuing a Subpoena or Subpoena Duces Tecum ($6.00)
  • Fee of Levy on Property ($6.00)
  • Filing Fee for Bank Levy ($25.00)
  • Filing Fee for Wage Garnishment ($25.00  (service is only $22.00 for each filing))
  • Service through Secretary of State ($20.00  (per party))
  • Service through Insurance ($15.00   (per party))                                            
Union County Court House

Important Info

All courthouse offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm

The Union County Clerk is open on Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm