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Chattanooga Courthouses

Last updated: November 25, 2013

Hey there, partner. Do you live in Chattanooga? The “Dynamo of the Dixie” has it all: a wealth of history -- rich Native American culture, the Civil War, a beloved anthem made popular by the Glenn Miller Band -- “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” the Chattanooga Market, and, of course, it’s the birthplace of the tow truck.

Despite all there is to see and do, sometimes people have to go to court, hopefully just for jury duty. If you’re a resident of Hamilton County, you know there are several of courthouses in the area. If you have a criminal, civil, probate or family law matter, it’s probably at the Hamilton County Courthouse. 

State Courts

  • Hamilton County Circuit Courthouse

    625 Georgia Avenue

    TN 37402

    Tel: (423) 209-6700

    Parking: Here’s a useful map with directions. Try the Republic Parking garage. You can enter on Cherry Street or Walnut Street. There’s also the lot at the SunTrust Bank building located on Cherry Street, and there is a lot on 8th Street across from the Suntrust Bank. These garages vary in price. Consider parking at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Republic garage for free and ride a shuttle to the Broad Street Regions Bank. You are encouraged to take public transportation.

    Note: The Circuit Court hears cases such as appeals from lower courts, contract disputes, torts, condemnations, worker’s compensation claims, joint petition minor settlements, name changes, adoptions and family matters like divorce.


  • Hamilton County Chancery Court

    625 Georgia Avenue

    TN 37402

    Tel: (423) 209-6600

    Parking: There are several pay lots. You are encouraged to take public transportation.

    Note: This court handles domestic relations, worker’s compensation, estates, trusts, contracts, review of administrative action of governmental agencies and boards, collection of delinquent taxes, guardianships, and conservatorships, dissolution of partnerships and corporations, enforcement of liens, boundary lines, breach of contract, fraud, election contests, and other matters of a civil nature.

  • Hamilton County Criminal Court

    600 Market Street
    TN 37402

    Tel: (423) 209-7500

    Parking: There are several pay lots. You are encouraged to take public transportation.

    Note: This court handles criminal matters only. It also houses the District Attorney’s Office.


City Courts

Federal Courts

  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

    900 Georgia Avenue

    TN 37402

    Tel: (423) 752-5200

    Parking: The Federal Building does not have a parking lot. There are, however, several lots within just a few blocks. Consider taking public transportation.

    Note: This Court handles all federal cases in Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie Counties. Contact the court to learn how to file bankruptcy. If you have a criminal matter you may contact the Federal Prosecutor or the Federal Public Defender.


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