Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Court Services

Knox County Sheriff Court Services

The Knox County Court Services Unit is composed of Bailiffs and Certified Officers whose duties are to provide assistance to the public, maintain security of the courtrooms and the building in which they are housed, as well as monitor inmate activities during legal proceedings. 

Utilizing three separate buildings, each with multiple courtrooms, the officers are responsible with screening individuals entering the facilities along with PBA personnel.  Using tools such as x-ray machines, metal detector wands, and keeping vigilance for proper identification, these officers aid in ensuring no contraband or illegal items are brought in to the buildings. 

During court proceedings, officers and bailiffs will be well visible in the courtrooms, assisting the public as well as judges and legal counsels.  Officers are also responsible with ensuring inmates are monitored properly and that order remains during proceedings.

Officers are also responsible for taking in to custody any individuals who may have outstanding warrants, are issued warrants during judicial proceedings, or who disregard the law while entering or after entering the facilities. 

Officers are also trained and dedicated to providing assistance with any medical emergencies or other assistance that may be needed.

Serving the Public Trust

Our Officers are dedicated to respecting and upholding the criminal processes that help keep our community safe.

Going Above & Beyond

Dedicated to the safety and well being of everyone.  While assisting PBA with maintaining the security of the courthouses, our officers willingly go above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of all.

Knox County Court Locations

Outside of city county building

City/County Building

400 W. Main Street Knoxville, TN
(865) 215-2375

This is where the majority of General and Criminal cases are heard.

Old Knox County Courthouse

300 W Main Street Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-2385

The Knox County Old Courthouse is the place to go for Civil suits, most Child Support cases, Marriage License, Motor vehicle and Driver's License, Passports, and Even Notary Republic services.

Juvenile Court

3323 Division Street Knoxville, TN 37919

The Juvenile Court is the where crimes pertaining to juvenile cases are heard.

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KCSO Court Services

Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff