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Garnishment and Levy

The Clerk and Master’s office issues execution upon proper application pursuant to Tennessee law.  The form for garnishments and levies is available upon request at the Clerk and Master’s office.

For questions concerning garnishments and levies, please call (865) 215-2019.

The following fees apply to the issuance of execution:

Garnishments

Issued within Knox County One check:
(1) Knox County Chancery ($42.00)
Issued outside Knox County Two checks:
(1) Knox County Chancery ($20.00)
(2) Sheriff of county serving garnishment ($22.00)

Bank Levies

Issued within Knox County One check:
(1) Knox County Chancery ($62.00)
Issued outside Knox County Two checks:
(1) Knox County Chancery ($20.00)
(2) Sheriff of county serving garnishment ($42.00)

Levies Against Personal Property

Levies against personal property are issued by the Clerk and Master’s office according to applicable Tennessee law. The Sheriff requires the Judgment Creditor and a Surety to sign a Bond for Costs and Indemnification.  Proof of solvency of the Surety may be required.

The Bond may be downloaded from the Forms page.

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Chancery Court

City County Building
Suite 125
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2555
Fax: 865-215-2920

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
All Courts