Hours and Holidays

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

a. Location.

Nashville Clerk's Office
801 Broadway, Room 800
Nashville, TN 37203.

Documents filed in person or by mail must be filed in Nashville for the Nashville, Northeastern, and Columbia Divisions.

b. After Hours Filing:

(1) An outside depository located at the 9th Avenue entrance to the U.S. Courthouse is available anytime. Documents will be retrieved at 8:00 a.m. each working day and stamped "filed" as of the date of the last business day.

(2) The Clerk (and deputy clerks) will accept papers for filing at home after hours. Call before 4:30 p.m. to make arrangements as needed.


The Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(a) and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 45(a) set forth the official holidays for the Federal courts as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Pursuant to Administrative Order, the Court is customarily closed on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and on Christmas Eve.