About Us

The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Harrell is an elected official who serves for a term of four years and is responsible for all filings, processing and final disposition of cases, which include several phases of the Civil and Criminal law procedures in the Juvenile, General Sessions (Civil & Criminal), Circuit Civil and Circuit Criminal Courts. The Circuit Court Clerk employs Chief Deputies and several deputy clerks in each court in order to fulfill the requirement to attend court sessions and perform all clerical functions of each court.



            As of July 6th, 2017 Melissa Harrell and the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is excited to announce that we are now offering a web inquiry service that will allow you to search and view case information on our civil, criminal and traffic cases in both General Sessions and Circuit Courts

            Our web inquiry service was designed to be offered by a subscription service fee only. Some Clerk’s Offices throughout the state are charging subscription fees as much as $350 annually, however, Melissa has opted to provide our customers with this service free of charge. By offering the service free of charge, it will allow us to better serve of community by providing access to the information our citizens need.

                To access these court records, you will need to follow these steps:

                Navigate your browser to

                Click “Subscription Login” (in the upper-right corner)

                Then use the following username and password to log in:

                          Username: rccourts

                        Password: records

            We hope you enjoy having access to our web inquiry service. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.




    As of October 11th, 2017 Melissa Harrell and the Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk's Office is please to announce that they are now accepting credit cards and online payments. To make a payment online please see the side bar of this page and select the "Online Payments" section. And as always if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.


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