A subpoena is a court order requiring a person to appear in court to give testimony, produce documents or things, or both.
Subpoenas are issued by the clerk of the court in which the case is pending. In Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, there is a $6.00 fee to issue a subpoena. if the witness lives in Davidson County and the lawsuit is pending in Davidson County, the Davidson County Sheriff’s office will serve the subpoena for $9.00.
Different charges apply if the witness must be served in a different county. The Clerk of Court will answer questions about the charges in such cases.