Covid-19 Judicial District Plans

On April 24, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order that allowed each judicial district to develop a plan to begin conducting additional in-person hearings.  Below are the plans approved by the Court. As circumstances change, updated plans, amendments, and memos will be posted here.

May 2021 update: The Supreme Court's May 14 Order allows courts more flexibility in their day-to-day operations. Courts may be operating under amended Orders to their spring/summer 2020 plans. Courts are not required to submit updated plans for approval. We will post any Orders we receive and do our best to delineate the most current Order in effect. If you have questions on what COVID-19 Orders are currently in effect for a specific judicial district, county, or court, please contact the local court clerk. 

 

East Tennessee

1st Judicial District (Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Washington)

Most recent: 

1st Judicial District Revised Reopening Plan - May 23, 2021

Previously submitted:

1st Judicial District (Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Washington) - Approved with modifications April 30, 2020
1st Judicial District Revised, Approved - April 30, 2020
1st Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 11, 2020

2nd Judicial District (Sullivan)

2nd Judicial District (Sullivan) - Approved with modifications May 5, 2020

2nd Judicial District - Revised - Approved May 5, 2020
2nd Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 10, 2020
3rd Judicial District (Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Hancock) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - April 28, 2020

Third Judicial District

Most recent:

3rd Judicial District Amendment - May 17, 2021

Previously submitted:

3rd Judicial District - Revised, Approved  - April 30, 2020
3rd Judicial District Capacity - June 15, 2020
3rd Judicial District Memo - June 29, 2020

4th Judicial District (Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier)

4th Judicial District (Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier) - Submitted, Revisions Requested May 4, 2020

4th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 7, 2020
4th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 11, 2020

5th Judicial District (Blount)

5th Judicial District (Blount) - Approved with modifications May 4, 2020

5th Judicial District - Amended, approved with modifications May 26, 2020
5th Judicial District - Amended, Approved May 28, 2020
5th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 10, 2020

6th Judicial District (Knox County)

Most recent:

6th Judicial District Criminal Court Order - May 17, 2021

Knox County General Sessions Order on Operating Procedures - May 17, 2021
 

Previously submitted:
Knox County General Sessions Memo - March 12, 2021
6th Judicial District (Knox) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - May 1, 2020
6th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 5, 2020
6th Judicial District - Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020
 

7th Judicial District (Anderson)

7th Judicial District (Anderson) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - May 4, 2020

7th Judicial District Revised, Approved - May 7, 2020
7th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 15, 2020

8th Judicial District (Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott, Union)

8th Judicial District (Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott, Union) -Approved May 13, 2020

9th Judicial District (Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, Roane)

9th Judicial District (Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, Roane) - Approved with modification - May 6, 2020

9th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 7, 2020
9th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

10th Judicial District (Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, Polk)

10th Judicial District (Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, Polk) - Approved as submitted May 7, 2020

10th Judicial District addendum - Approved May 15, 2020
10th Judicial District Amendment, City of Charleston Municipal - Approved May 27, 2020
10th Judicial District Amendment, Bradley County General Sessions - Approved June 5, 2020
10th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 11, 2020

11th Judicial District (Hamilton)

Most recent:

11th Judicial District amendment - June 1, 2021
11th Judicial District amendment - June 3, 2021

Previously submitted: 

11th Judicial District (Hamilton) - Approved as submitted May 6, 2020

11th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020
11th Judicial District - Jury Trial Amendment - Approved November 6, 2020

12th Judicial District (Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea, Sequatchie)

12th Judicial District (Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea, Sequatchie) - Approved with modification May 29, 2020

 

Middle Tennessee

13th Judicial District (Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, White)

13th Judicial District (Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, White) - Approved with modifications - May 5, 2020

13th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 5, 2020
13th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 11, 2020

14th Judicial District (Coffee)

14th Judicial District (Coffee County) - Approved with modifications April 29, 2020

14th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - April 30, 2020
14th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

15th Judicial District (Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, Wilson)

15th Judicial District (Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, Wilson) - Approved with modifications May 4, 2020

15th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 5, 2020
15th Judicial District - Amendment, General Sessions Div II - approved May 27, 2020
15th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 9, 2020

16th Judicial District (Rutherford, Canon)

16th Judicial District (Rutherford, Canon) - Approved with modifications April 30, 2020

16th Judicial District - Revised, Approved May 1, 2020
16th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 12, 2020

17th Judicial District (Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore)

Most recent:

17th Judicial District amendment - May 26, 2021

Previously submitted: 

17th Judicial District (Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore) - Approved with modifications April 29, 2020 

17th Judicial District Final, Approved  - April 30, 2020
17th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 11, 2020

18th Judicial District (Sumner County)

Most recent:
18th Judicial District Updated Plan - May 18, 2021

Previously submitted:

18th Judicial District (Sumner) - Submitted, Revisions Requested May 4, 2020

18th Judicial District Revised, Approved - May 7, 2020
18th Judicial Disrict Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

19th Judicial District (Montgomery, Robertson)

19th Judicial District (Montgomery & Robertson Counties) - Approved with modifications April 29, 2020

19th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - April 29, 2020
19th Judicial District - Municipal Court Amendment - Approved with modification May 22, 2020
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9th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

20th Judicial District (Davidson)

20th Judicial District (Davidson County)-Approved with modification - May 22, 2020

20th Judicial District - Final, Approved - May 22, 2020
20th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020
20th Judicial District - Juvenile Court Update - Approved July 27, 2020
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avidson County General Sessions Memo - March 12, 2021

21st Judicial District (Hickman, Lewis, Perry, Williamson)

21st Judicial District (Hickman, Lewis, Perry, Williamson) - Submitted, Revisions Request - May 6, 2020

21st Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 14, 2020
21st Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

22nd Judicial District (Giles, Lawrence, Maury, Wayne)

22nd Judicial District (Giles, Lawrence, Maury, Wayne) - Approved as submitted May 5, 2020

22nd Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 10, 2020

23rd Judicial District (Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Stewart)

Most recent:
23rd Judicial District Amendment - May 20, 2021
 

Previously submitted:

23rd Judicial District (Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Stewart) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - May 1, 2020

23rd Judicial District - Revised, approved with modifications May 8, 2020
23rd Judicial District - Revised, approved - May 11, 2020
23rd Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

31st Judicial District (Van Buren, Warren)

31st Judicial District (Van Buren, Warren) - Approved with modifications May 5, 2020 

31st Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 7, 2020
31st Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

 

West Tennessee

24th (Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, Henry)

Most recent:
24th Judicial District Amendment - May 20, 2021
 

Previously submitted:

24th Judicial District (Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, Henry) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - May 4, 2020

24th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 6, 2020
24th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 15, 2020

25th Judicial District (Fayette, Hardeman, Lauderdale, McNairy, Tipton)

25th Judicial District (Fayette, Hardeman, Lauderdale,McNairy, Tipton) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - April 29, 2020

25th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 5, 2020
25th Judicial District - Amendment, Ripley Municipal - Approved May 27, 2020
25th Judicial District - Amendment Selmer Municipal  - Approved June 5, 2020
25th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

26th Judicial District (Chester, Henderson, Madison)

26th Judicial District (Chester, Henderson, Madison) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - April 30, 2020

26th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 5, 2020
26th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 9, 2020

27th Judicial District (Obion, Weakley)

27th Judicial District (Obion, Weakley) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - April 30, 2020

27th Judicial Distrcict - Revised, Approved - May 1, 2020
27th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 12, 2020

28th Judicial District (Crockett, Gibson, Haywood)

28th Judicial District (Crockett, Gibson, Haywood) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - May 1, 2020

28th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 5, 2020
28th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - June 9, 2020

29th Judicial District (Dyer, Lake)

Most recent:

29th Judicial District - Amended Order - May 17, 2021

Previously submitted:

29th Judicial District (Dyer, Lake Counties) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - April 30, 2020

29th Amendment Addressing Requested Revisions - Approved May 1, 2020
29th Judicial District Capacity Amendment - Approved June 9, 2020

30th Judicial District (Shelby)

Most recent:

30th Judicial District - revision - June 1, 2021

Previously submitted: 

30th Judicial District (Shelby) - Submitted, Revisions Requested - May 27, 2020

30th Judicial District - Revised, Approved - May 28, 2020
30th Judicial District - Amendment Lakeland Municipal - Approved June 5, 2020