111 South Court Square
McMinnville, TN 37110
PO Box 639
McMinnville, TN 37111
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Circuit Court Clerk
Cassidy L. Cantrell
1. Circuit Civil
The Circuit Court Clerk’s office has often been called the “face of the Court system.” We are the people you see to file your paperwork, pay your fines and fees, and answer general court questions. We hope your find our office to be friendly, professional and efficient.
The Circuit Court Clerk ensures the efficient operations of our courts by maintaining dockets and records, handling administrative matters and serving as ambassadors to the public. Many of the duties and authority of a Circuit Court Clerk are outlined in T.C.A. 18-1-105 and T.C.A. 18-1-108. The Circuit Court Clerk in Warren County also serves as the Clerk of General Sessions and Juvenile Courts. In addition, the Circuit Court Clerk handles all financial matters for the three courts.
Court Dockets can be accessed by clicking the following links:
CIRCUIT COURT LINKS:
GENERAL SESSIONS and TRAFFIC LINKS:1. General Sessions Civil
- Circuit Court
Civil Cases (over $25,000.00)
Appeals from General Sessions Court
- Child Support
- Jury Service
Jury service is an important civic duty. Jury service is a privilege and responsibility that you should accept with pride. By serving on a jury, you as a citizen will have a direct hand in the way justice is carried out. Without your willingness to serve as a juror, our judicial system could not operate.
Juror Selection: We acquire a list of persons who have a valid driver’s license or an identification card in Warren County, Tennessee from the Tennessee Department of Safety. Jurors are randomly selected from this list using our juror management software. Grand jurors are selected every six months and petit jurors are selected every two months. Jurors are not selected from voter registration in Warren County.
Grand Jury: The Grand Jury is a body of twelve citizens (with 6 alternates) of the County who meet to hear evidence of criminal activity, in order to determine if there is probable cause to require the defendant to stand trial in Criminal Court. You will receive a Jury Duty Summons in the mail with a date and time to appear for a brief orientation. Cases reach the Grand Jury by having been bound over by the General Sessions Court, or by having the cases presented directly to them by the District Attorney’s office. If the Grand Jury determines there is probable cause to require the person to stand trial, they will return a True Bill. If the Grand Jury does not find probable cause, it will then return a No True Bill, and the person will be discharged. After the Grand Jury has returned an indictment, the defendant will be brought into Criminal Court for arraignment.
Warren County Grand Jurors are selected to serve a six-month term. The Grand Jury will meet the first Friday of every month unless a special session is called or unless otherwise specified.
TCA 40-12-105 “It is the duty of your Grand Jurors to investigate any public offense which they know or have reason to believe has been committed and which is triable or indictable in this county. Any person having knowledge or proof that such an offense has been committed may apply to testify before the grand jury subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated.”
Petit Jury: The Petit Jury (trial jury) is a panel of twelve persons called to issue a verdict in a civil action or a criminal prosecution. Warren County Petit Jurors are selected every two months. You will receive a Jury Duty Summons in the mail with a date and time to appear for a brief orientation. After the orientation, we will put you into groups and you will begin calling our Jury Duty Recording Line: 931-473-3673. Please call this number every day during your term as jury trial dates are ever changing.
To serve on a jury, you must be qualified
TCA 22-1-101 & TCA 22-1-102
- You must be eighteen years of age or older
- You must be a citizen of the United States
- You must be a resident of the State of Tennessee
- You must have been a resident of Warren County Tennessee for at least twelve months
- You must not have a felony conviction
- You must not have ever been convicted of perjury or subornation of perjury