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Judicial (City Court)
Judicial Organizational ChartThe primary functions of the Judicial Department are to keep records of all violations of city ordinances and to collect all fines and costs. The personnel consist of the city judge, the chief court clerk, and three court clerks.

City Judge
The city judge serves as department head presiding over all hearings. Court is held by Judge Ewing Sellers every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15 a.m., 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., and at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday and the fourth Tuesday of each month. The judge determines whether city ordinances have been violated through a hearing and testimony from all necessary parties. The judge also determines the fine to be imposed if he determines an ordinance has been violated.

The city judge oversees a staff of administrators who are responsible for maintaining the records of the court, collection of fines, and submitting all required reports to the State of Tennessee and other agencies.

Chief Court Clerk
The chief court clerk is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the operation and administrative duties of the court, as directed by the judge, the daily collection and depositing of all funds with the city treasurer, and all required reports to various offices of the State of Tennessee.

City Court
If you have a question concerning a citation or violation of a Murfreesboro City Code, please call Murfreesboro City Court at 615-890-2142. The personnel are pleased to answer your questions in a complete, professional and courteous manner. In addition, you may find information regarding fines and methods of paying fines and court procedures.

If your citation was issued by a Tennessee State Trooper or the Rutherford County Sheriff department, you should refer all questions to the General Sessions Court, 615-898-7831, Rutherford County Judicial Building on the public square.

Contact Us

Judge Ewing Sellers
City Court Judge

111 W. Vine St.
Second Floor
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

Ph: 615-890-2142

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.