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Places that Help: Tennessee

Sheriff Departments

Updated: 
May 5, 2020

Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser. In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department. You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure. For a list of Tennessee courts, check the TN Courthouse Locations page on our site. To find the contact information for sheriff departments listed by county, you can go to the Tennessee Sheriffs Association website. (WomensLaw.org is not affiliated with that website.)