The 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.
The City Judge serves as department head, presiding over all hearings, which begin at three different hours each Tuesday and Thursday with evening court dockets twice a 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.
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.
Most inquiries of the Judicial Department involve City Court. If you have a question about a citation or violation of a Murfreesboro City Code, please call City Court at 890-2142. The personnel are pleased to answer your questions in a complete, professional and courteous manner. In addition, we have provided information regarding fines and methods of paying fines and court procedures on this website.
Murfreesboro City Court is located on the second floor of City Hall. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Court is held by Judge 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. If your citation was issued by a Tennessee State trooper or County Deputy Sheriff, you should refer all questions and payment to the General Sessions Court, Rutherford County Judicial Building on the square.