Legal Information: Tennessee
Updated: December 6, 2022
In which county can I file for a protection order?
If the abuser lives in Tennessee, file the petition in the county where the abuser lives, or in the county in which the domestic abuse, stalking, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a minor, or human trafficking offense took place. If the abuser does not live in Tennessee, you can file the petition in the county where you live.1
1 TN ST § 36-3-602(c)
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