Tennessee Code Quick Reference for Service of Civil Process

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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. § 8-8-202 Advance Fees for Service of Out of County Process
T.C.A. § 8-8-207 Disobedience of Process
T.C.A. § 8-8-216 Service of Process by Employee Prohibited
T.C.A. § 8-21-901 Sheriff’s Fees
T.C.A. § 8-22-105 Liability for Failure to Collect or Account
T.C.A. § 25-3-105 Penalties for Failure to Return Process
T.C.A. § 26-1-402 Duties of Executing Officer to Make Sufficient Return
T.C.A. § 26-3-104 Indemnity 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. § 26-3-117 Costs 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. § 36-6-227 Child Custody - Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Decrees