The Knox County Archives provides information on the origins and history of the court systems, court records, genealogy, and history of Knox County, Tennessee. The Archives provides public access to all holdings, with the exception of juvenile records and those restricted by Tennessee laws. It provides local government source material to court officials, genealogists, legal professionals, historians, and the general public.
Frequently Requested Records
- Knox County Marriage Licenses and Bonds/Applications
- Knox County Divorce Records
- Knox County Register of Deeds Records
- Knox County Probate Records (Wills and Estate Settlements)
- Knox County Court Records
- Knox County Chancery Court Records
- Knox County Circuit Court Records
- Knox County Criminal Court Records
- Knox County Juvenile Court Records (restricted access)
- Knox County Tax Records
- Superior Court, Hamilton District Records 1793-1809
- Knox County School Student Records and System Records (All student records are confidential)
For many record groups listed above, we may only hold limited items or records from limited time frames. If the Archives does not hold the record you need, our staff can direct you to the agency that does.
The Archives has other records as well. Please contact our search room to determine if we have the record you need. For written requests, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail to our mailing address:
Knox County Archives
500 W. Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902-2505
Plain copies are $2.00 for the first page and $.60 for each additional page per visit/correspondence. Certified copies are $5.00 for the first page and $.60 for each additional page per visit/correspondence.