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General Sessions

The Local Rules for the General Sessions Courts.
Effective: 8-1-2016

General Sessions Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction which hear both civil and criminal cases.  The jurisdiction of Roane County General Sessions Court has been determined by state laws and private acts to include the following types of cases:

  • Criminal matters for preliminary hearings in felony cases and misdemeanor trials in which a defendant waives the right to a grand jury investigation and trial by jury in Criminal Court-Hearings are held on Tuesdays.
  • Divorces & Orders of Protection- Hearings are held on Wednesdays & Thursdays.
  • Civil Cases with alleged damages less than $25,000- Hearings are held on Fridays.
  • Traffic Citations-Hearings are held on Fridays.

The Honorable Dennis Humphrey and the Honorable Terry Stevens serve as the General Sessions Judges in Roane County.  The Roane County General Sessions Judges also have jurisdiction over Juvenile matters which are heard on Tuesdays.



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Courthouse Hours
Except for Legal Holidays
The Roane County Courthouse is Open:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday -Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday:   Closed
Sunday: Closed
Legal holidays: Closed

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