Circuit Court Clerk

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Johnny Blankenship,
Circuit Court Clerk


Patty Woodby,

Administrative Assistant

(423) 542-1835 – Circuit Court Clerk
(423) 542-1825 – General Sessions Court
(423) 542-1829 – Juvenile Court
(423) 542-1872 – Criminal Court Clerk
Fax: (423) 542-3742

900 East Elk Avenue
Suite 906
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



The Carter County Circuit Court Clerk is located in the Carter County Justice Center and administers to the following courts:

  • Criminal Court – Felony convictions, appeals and bindovers from General Sessions Court
  • Circuit Court – Divorce records, child support, adoptions, conservatorships, workers compensation suits, etc. For Divorce Forms visit
  • General Sessions Court – Traffic tickets (county, THP), misdemeanor charges, small claims court, orders of protection, detainer warrants, TWRA citations, misdemeanor expungements
  • Juvenile Court – Any judicial proceedings involving a child under the age of 18. All records are sealed.

Passports – Passport applications are accepted on Monday – Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. No appointments accepted. Passport forms are available at

Online Payments – Now accepted at Visit this website and follow the instructions. Please contact the appropriate court if you encounter any problems.


Forms and Documents (Requires Adobe PDF Reader)