General Sessions Court
Judge Durwood Moore
Durwood G. Moore is the General Sessions Judge of Dickson County having been elected in 1974; 1982; 1990; 1998; and 2006.
General Sessions Court Clerk Barbara Spann
Barbara Spann was elected General Sessions Court Clerk in August, 2010 after being appointed in 1991 by private act, having previously served in the General Sessions Court as Deputy Clerk and Bookkeeper. She is married to Mike Spann and has three children; Andrea, Aaron and Alex Spann.
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Duties of the Court Clerk
The Dickson County General Sessions Court is a lower court established in 1957 by private act for Dickson County, Tennessee.
The five Judicial Commissioners for Dickson County are recommended by the General Sessions Judge and approved by the Dickson County Commission, establishing a system for criminal warrants to be issued 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
The Dickson County General Sessions Court serves the following entities as well as others: Dickson County Sheriff’s Office; Department of Safety Troopers; Judicial Drug Task Force; TWRA; Department of Conservation, Tennessee ABC; TBI; Burns City Officers; Cities of Charlotte and Vanleer.
Criminal and Civil process filings are provided in the Clerk’s office as well as on the Administrative Office of the Courts Website. At left side of screen, highlight information, then click on forms and publications.
The Dickson County General Sessions Court is in regular weekly session each Tuesday for civil court with docket call at 10:00 A.M. and Friday for traffic and criminal with docket call at 9:00 A.M. Beginning Wednesday, November 2, 2011, General Sessions Court will start a traffic court docket for the purpose of guilty pleas and proof of violations as stated on tickets. If you have questions, please contact our office.
The court clerk files and manages the court files and dockets for both Criminal and Civil (limited jurisdiction) cases. Other duties include attending court session, administering oaths, and retaining, preserving and filing all papers.
Office Hours and Location
Old Historic Courthouse Building
#1 Court Square
P.O. Box 217
Charlotte, TN. 37036
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.