Circuit Court Clerk, Darren C. Shelton

The Unicoi County Circuit Court Clerk's office is dedicated to serving the public with respect and honesty. We work for you!

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sheltonDarren C. Shelton was elected to the position of Circuit Court Clerk on August, 5th 2010. Mr. Shelton is very honored to be elected to this position and will serve Unicoi County to the best of his ability.

Office Duties:

The Unicoi County Circuit Court Clerk is located on the second floor of the courthouse and maintains records and administers the following courts.

  • CRIMINAL COURT - felony convictions
  • CIRCUIT COURT - divorce records, child support, adoptions, conservatorships, worker's compensation suits, etc.
  • GENERAL SESSIONS COURT - traffic tickets, misdemeanor charges, small claims court, orders of protection, detainer warrants
  • PROBATE COURT - small estate affidavits, administration of will, name changes
  • JUVENILE COURT - any judicial proceedings involving a child under the age of 18



Darren C. Shelton - Circuit Court Clerk 423-743-3541
Beverly Tinker - Chief Deputy - Criminal Court 423-743-3541
Holly Foster - Assistant Chief Depty - Bookkeeper/Circuit Court 423-743-3541
Tammy Padgett - Deputy Clerk - General Sessions /Civil - Probate 423-735-1612
Jennifer Hughes - Deputy Clerk - General Sessions Court (State) 423-735-1613
Anita Worley - Deputy Clerk - Juvenile Court 423-735-1611
Kelli Hughes - Deputy Clerk - Juvenile Court/Child Support 423-735-1611
Joy Harmon - General Sessions/Traffic 423-743-0812
Janice Clark - Circuit Court Deputy- 423-743-3541

Contact Information:

Address: Office Hours:
Circuit Court Clerk Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Post Office Box 2000
Erwin, TN 37650

Phone: 423-743-3541 Fax: 423-743-1118

Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts



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