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Sumner County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Sumner County crime statistics are maintained by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Bureau’s latest crime data for Sumner County is for the year 2018 when it recorded 648 violent crimes and 3,031 property crimes. These represent 27.5% and 19.7% jumps in violent and property crime rates respectively when compared to 2014 figures. A closer look at the reported Part I crimes for 2018 in the county shows that there were 8 murders, 129 rapes, 64 robberies, and 446 aggravated assaults. Sumner County also recorded 326 burglaries, 2,473 larceny thefts, and 232 motor vehicle thefts in 2018.

The latest five-year crime trend for the county indicates that the only crimes to show a dip between 2014 and 2018 is burglary (30.3%). In the same period, other crime rates rose: murder (166.7%), rape (4.88%), robbery (166.7%), aggravated assault (24.8%), larceny theft (26.4%), and motor vehicle theft (118.9%).

Criminal Records

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) as the central repository for criminal history information in the state and provides criminal history checks for Sumner County. This agency offers fingerprint-based criminal history checks and charges $29 for each request. Requests for background records are accepted via the Online Request Form. Only credit cards are accepted for payment for online requests. The TBI also accepts mail-in requests sent to:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216

Enclose a money order for the fee in the mail. For further information, contact TBI at (615) 744-4000.

To obtain an incident or accident report in Sumner County, contact the police department in the city, borough, or town where the event occurred. For example, the Gallatin Police Department provides these reports for the city of Gallatin, the county seat. Requests can be made in person, by mail, or by phone. A Duplication of Records Form would be sent via email or by fax to the requester for completion if request is made over the phone. Make sure to enclose a valid photo identification with the completed form upon submission. For a mail-in request, attach a self-addressed stamped envelope and send the request to:

Records Division
130 W Franklin StreetGallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-8267

Information on registered sex offenders living in Sumner can be found on the TBI Sex Offender Registry. The agency provides public access to this registry online free of charge. When looking for registered sex offenders living in the county, visit the Sex Offender Registry Search page, and fill in an address in the county or a subject's name. To view all the sex offenders living within a neighborhood, use the secondary residential search criteria. For additional information, contact the Sex Offender Registry Hotline at (888) 837-4170, or by email.

The Sumner County Jail serves the county’s law enforcement agencies and it is managed by the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office. The correctional facility is located at

117 West Smith Street # 100
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-2409

To fund an inmate’s commissary account, friends and family can drop off money orders (the jail does not accept checks) in the commissary’s mailbox located in the visitation lobby or send them by mail to:

Sumner County Jail
Commissary Services
117 West Smith Street
Gallatin, TN 37066

There is also a kiosk machine located in the visitation lobby. You must have a government-issued I.D. to use this kiosk which accepts debit, credit, or cash. The kiosk does not accept one-dollar ($1.00) bills. Alternatively, call the tollfree deposit hotline at (855) 836-3364 to make a credit/debit card deposit. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inmates’ accounts can also be funded at Jail Funds website.

Court Records

Sumner County trial courts are part of the 18th Judicial District of Tennessee. The trial court system in the county consists of four general jurisdiction courts and three limited jurisdiction courts. The Circuit, Chancery, 1Criminal, and Probate Courts are the courts with general jurisdiction. While the three limited jurisdiction courts are General Sessions, Municipal, and Juvenile Courts. The addresses of these courts in the county are listed below:

Sumner County Circuit Court
100 Public Square
P.O. Box 549
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-4367 ext. 4

Sumner County Chancery Court
100 Public Square
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-4282 (Civil, Domestic)
(615) 451-6036 (Probate, Delinquent Taxes)

Sumner County Criminal Court
100 Public Square
P.O. Box 549
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-3209

Sumner County General Sessions Court
117 West Smith Street
P.O. Box 549
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-4367 ext. 3 (Civil, Orders of Protection)
(615) 452-4367 ext. 2 (Criminal, Traffic)

Sumner County Juvenile Court
117 West Smith Street
P.O. Box 549
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-4367 ext. 6

Gallatin Municipal Court
132 West Main Street
Room 112
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-5893

Hendersonville City Court
101 Maple Drive North,
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 264-5354

Millersville City Court
1246 Louisville Highway
Millersville, TN 37072
(615) 859-0880

Portland Municipal Court
100 South Russell Street
Portland, TN 37148
(615) 325-6776

Westmoreland City Court
1001 Park Street
P.O. Box 8
Westmoreland, TN 37186
(615) 644-3382

White House Municipal Court
105 College Street
White House, TN 37188
(615) 672-4350 ext. 2137

Court records in each of these courts are maintained by the clerk of the court. The Circuit Court Clerk holds all records for the county’s Circuit and General Sessions Courts and makes them available to the public for review online. To obtain a certified copy of any court record, contact the relevant clerk’s office in the court where the case occurred.

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Vital Records

The Tennessee Department of Health provides all vital records for the state. A copy of each vital record costs $15 and an additional $5 for each expedited request. To obtain a certified copy of a Sumner County divorce certificate, complete and sign the divorce application form, attach a photocopy of a government-issued ID or any ID alternatives acceptable by the office, and submit the request in person or by mail to:

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

For mail-in requests, include a check or money order for the appropriate fee. For in-person requests, visit the office anytime between Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office closes late on Tuesdays and Thursdays by 6:00 p.m. Cash or card payment is accepted for in-person requests. Card payment attracts an additional non-refundable processing fee of $4.

To request other vital records, complete the relevant application forms and follow the same process for obtaining divorce records described above. Begin the request by downloading the Application For Certified Copy Of Certificate of Birth, Death, and Marriage. Birth and death certificates are also available at local health departments. To obtain these records, contact any of these offices of the Sumner County Health Department:

Gallatin Clinic
1005 Union School Road
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 206-1100

Hendersonville Clinic
351 New Shackle Island Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-0552

Portland Clinic
214 West Longview
Portland, TN
(615) 325-5237

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Sumner County?

Under the State of Tennessee Freedom of Information Act, all recorded property documents in Sumner County are available for public viewing. People can view and print copies of property records by submitting a request to the office of Sumner County Register of Deeds either online or in-person at the office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Sumner County

The office of the Sumner County Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining copies of legal documents on land, mortgages, easements, and other property-related transactions in the county. Certified records dating back to September 1989 and property deeds dating back to 1786 are available to the public from the Register's office.

Requesters may search and download records for 15 cents per copy and $2.15 for plat copies at the office. Mail requests for copies cost 15 cents per page and $4.50 for plat copies. Recorded property documents are assigned a book and page number for easy identification. Requesters can make requests for copies of Sumner County property in person by visiting the office of the Register of Deeds at:

355 North Belvedere Drive
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-3892
Fax: (615) 442-1105

The office of the Register opens to the public by 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

How to Look Up Sumner County Property Records

The office of the Sumner County Register of Deed digitizes property documents during the recording process. These digitized documents are saved on the office's database and are available for viewing via the link provided on the Sumner County Register of Deed website. Property records on the site are certified up to September 1989. Sumner County also maintains a Property Search Application that enables users to find information online on properties in Sumner County. People can search the portal using the owner's name, address of the property, parcel ID, map, group, or Parcel (MGP) number. They can also identify properties manually on the site by zooming in on the provided map tools.

Anyone can contact the office of the Sumner County Register of Deeds from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at:

355 North Belvedere Drive
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-3892
Fax: (615) 442-1105

Location of Sumner County Township Property Assessors

355 North Belvedere Drive
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-2412
Fax: (615) 442 - 1108