Chancery Court

The Washington County Chancery Court is a civil court of record. It has jurisdiction, which includes inherent equitable and statutorily mandated jurisdiction, to hear and decide numerous types of cases. The Washington County Chancery Court includes the Chancery Division and the Probate Division.


The Chancery Division handles matters over which the chancery courts of Tennessee have jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, the following types of cases:

  • Adoptions and Legitimation
  • Appointment and Removal of Trustees
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Conservatorships and Guardianships
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorces (Agreed and Contested)
  • Name Changes
  • Proceedings in Aid of Execution
  • Suits on Foreign Judgments
  • Worker's Compensation

Wills & Administration of Estates

The Probate Division of Washington County Chancery Court, pursuant to Statute and Local Rules, receives filings with respect to the probate of wills and the administration of estates. The Clerk and Master, Sarah Lawson, oversees the administration of probate matters, and performs many of the functions formerly reserved to the county judge, subject to the review and approval of the Chancellors.

For questions regarding the probate of an estate, please contact the Probate Division at 423-753-1623.

Court Sales

For information on upcoming sales, visit the Washington County Court Sales website, or contact the Clerk and Master's office at 423-788-1450.