Due to rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community, Montgomery County Presiding Judges have decided to limit access into the Court Complex to only those individuals who are there to conduct official business with the Court or Court Clerks. This change becomes effective September 13, 2021. Reminder, masks are required to enter the Court Complex.
The Montgomery County Courts Center houses the Juvenile, General Sessions, Chancery, Circuit courts and the Circuit Court Clerk. The Courts Center is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Four judges preside over the Juvenile court system in Montgomery County; Ken Goble, Jr., Wayne Shelton, Sharon Massey Grimes, and Tim Barnes. Juvenile proceedings are conducted on the second floor of the Courts Complex.
Three judges preside over the General Sessions court in Montgomery County; Ken Goble, Jr., Wayne Shelton and Sharon Massey Grimes.
Four judges are on the bench in Circuit Court for the 19th Judicial district, serving Montgomery and Robertson counties: Katy Olita, William R. Goodman, Robert Bateman, Ted A. Crozier, Jr, and Adrienne Fry.
Cases are heard at the Montgomery County Courts Center, 2 Millennium Plaza, next to the historic Courthouse. Millennium Plaza encompasses the block bounded by North Second Street, Commerce Street, North 3rd Street and Franklin Street. Click here for map and directions.
For information about the Circuit and General sessions Court, call the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at (931) 648-5700.
Chancery Court handles civil cases including but are not limited to contract/debt, real estate, workers' compensation, probate, conservatorship/guardianship, adoption, partition suits, and divorce. The court is presided over by Chancellor Laurence M. McMillan, Jr. He serves as Chancellor for both Montgomery and Robertson Counties. Cases in Montgomery County are heard at the Montgomery County Courts Center, Room 403, 2 Millennium Plaza. For more information about Chancery Court call (931) 648-5703.
District Attorney - (931) 648-5574
The District Attorney's Office handles the prosecution of cases in General Sessions Court and Circuit Court and the collection of unpaid child support in the 19th Judicial District. District Attorney General John Carney's office is at 200 Commerce Street.
Public Defender's Office - (931) 648-5538
The Public Defender's Office is appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases, beginning with pretrial hearings and continuing through the appellate courts. Public Defender Roger Nell's office is at 112 S. Second St.
City Court - (931) 648-4604
City Court handles traffic citations in Clarksville and violations of city ordinances. Cases are heard by City Judge Charles W. Smith at 106 Public Square.