Skip to main content

Tennessee Code Quick Reference for Service of Civil Process

Laws regarding service of process are found among several volumes of the Code, and this is by no means an exhaustive list. However, it may be useful as a starting point for further research.

T.C.A. § 8-8-201 Duties of the Sheriff
T.C.A. § 8-8-202Advance Fees for Service of Out of County Process
T.C.A. § 8-8-207Disobedience of Process
T.C.A. § 8-8-216Service of Process by Employee Prohibited
T.C.A. § 8-21-901Sheriff’s Fees
T.C.A. § 8-22-105Liability for Failure to Collect or Account
T.C.A. § 25-3-105Penalties for Failure to Return Process
T.C.A. § 26-1-402Duties of Executing Officer to Make Sufficient Return
T.C.A. § 26-3-104Indemnity Bond of Plaintiff Where Title of Levied Property Is in Dispute
T.C.A. § 26-3-101 et seq.Levy of Execution
T.C.A. § 26-3-117Costs to Be Paid by Plaintiff for Transport/Storage of Levied Property
T.C.A. § 26-5-101 et seq.Sale on Execution (Sheriff’s Sale)
T.C.A. § 26-6-101 et seq.  Foreign Judgments and Their Authentication
T.C.A. § 29-15-114     Writ of Possession for Land in Ejectment Action
T.C.A. § 29-18-101 et seq.Forcible Entry and Detainer (Evictions)
T.C.A. § 29-30-101 et seq.  Recovery of Personal Property
T.C.A. § 36-6-219 Child Custody - Temporary Emergency Jurisdiction and Order Enforcement
T.C.A. § 36-6-227Child Custody - Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Decrees