County Seat Nashville
This page will provide you with the following:
Links to the Davidson County probate court's website, the address, a map and a phone number to call to get more information.
You'll also find links to:
- frequently asked questions about Tennessee probate,
- probate forms and fees for Davidson County,
- land records office locations for Davidson County.
Where to file?
Where do I file a petition for probate in Davidson County, Tennessee?
The Chancery Court for Davidson County:
NAME OF COURT:
The Stahlman Building, 1 Public Sq # 608, Nashville, TN 37201
PROBATE COURT DIRECTORY FOR ALL TENNESSEE COUNTIES
FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE
FORMS & FEES
Tennessee Probate Forms, for use in all of Tennessee
Davidson County PROBATE FEES:
Davidson County, Tennessee Probate Fees Information:
Probate Filing Fees **Updated**
Petitions Petition to Probate Will 289.50 Petition for Letters of Administration 289.50 Small Estate Affidavit (No Personal Checks or Money Orders) With Will 105.50
Without Will 100.50
Petition to Probate for Muniment of Title Only 284.50 Petition for Conservatorship or Guardianship 219.50 Petition for Name Change (No Personal Checks or Money Orders) 159.50 Petition for Emancipation, Legitimation or to Correct a Birth Certificate 159.50 Petition to Reopen 27.00 Petition to Reopen (Estate) 32.00 Trust Matters or any other case not otherwise provided for 284.50
Miscellaneous Charges and Fees Filing Interim Accountings or Settlements in any case 40.00 Filing a Claim Against an Estate 11.00 Filing an Exception to a Claim 42.00 Additional Certified Letters (1st Letter included in filing fee) 5.00 ea Filing Unprobated Will or Will of Living Person 7.00 Petitions or Requests in an existing case (Other than request to close) 18.00 Clerk’s fee for issuing summons, subpoenas, citations & notices (Other than initial process) 6.00 Filing any document not otherwise provided for 7.00 Certified Copy of any document or pleading 5.00 + 0.50 per page Acts of Congress Certification 10.00 + 0.50 per page Preparing Record on Appeal 300.00
Service of Summons, Subpoena or Notice by: Davidson Co. Sheriff (upon issuance per defendant/witness
made payable to Probate Court Clerk)**
9.00 Out-of-County Sheriff (upon issuance per defendant/witness
made payable to to Out-of-County Sheriff)
28.00 Secretary of State (upon issuance per defendant/witness
made payable to Secretary of State )
20.00 Commissioner of Insurance (upon issuance per defendant/witness
made payable to Commissioner of Insurance)
15.00 **Upon successful service of process by Davidson County Sheriff, the additional $19 or $17 sheriff fee will be added to the cost bill.
Where can I check county land records?
In order to transfer ownership of real property after someone dies, you need to find the last recorded property deed. A county land records office is the place to research and request such deeds.
STATE LAND RECORDS OFFICE
COUNTY LAND RECORDS OFFICE