Circuit Court Clerk


Divisions

General Sessions Criminal Division

General Session Criminal Court handles traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal offenses.

Judge Barry R. Tidwell
Judge Ben Hall McFarlin


Contact Information

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Phone: (615) 898-7831
(615) 898-7832
(615) 898-7833
Fax: (615) 898-7835

Address

Rutherford County General Sessions Criminal
Judicial Building- Room 101
20 North Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Probation

Trey King - Probation and Recovery Services Director
615-849-5720
309 West Main Street
Murfreesboro TN, 37130
Probation Website


Traffic Tickets

This office handles traffic tickets from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO).

If you have received a ticket from a Murfreesboro City officer (MPD), you need to call Murfreesboro City Court at (615) 890-2142.

If you have received a ticket from a Smyrna officer, you need to call Smyrna General Sessions Court at (615) 355-5739.

If you wish to attend driving school for your ticket in order to keep points off of your license:
You cannot have been traveling 20 MPH over the posted speed limit.
You cannot have had a traffic ticket in the past two (2) years.
You MUST appear at your assigned court date and be approved to attend driving school by the judge. ONLINE CLASSES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

If your license has been suspended, you must pay an additional five dollars ($5.00) for a Certified Clearance letter to be submitted to the appropriate State Department of Safety.

No out of state personal checks are accepted for outstanding traffic tickets.

Appropriate forms of payment are local checks, money orders, cashier or certified checks, and cash.

– WE DO NOT FAX OUT OF STATE –


Traffic Court Fees

Moving Violations  Fine $  Total $
1 - 9 MPH Over 10.00 289.50
10 - 20 MPH Over 25.00 304.50
21 - Up 50.00 329.50
School Zone 50.00 329.50
Construction Zone 50.00
329.50
Non-Moving Violations    
 Registration Law 10.00 272.00
 Financial Responsibility  50.00 312.00
 No Driver's License 50.00 312.00
 Failure to Yield 25.00 299.50
 Failure to Exercise Due Care 25.00 299.50
 HOV Violation 50.00 60.00
 Seat Belt 1st Offense  25.00 25.00
 Seat Belt 2nd Offense and Up 50.00 50.00
 All Child Restraints 50.00 50.00
 Texting While Driving 50.00 60.00
 Open Container 50.00 324.50
 Light Law 10.00 272.00
 Tag Cover 10.00 272.00
 Temporary Tag 10.00 272.00
 Improper Passing 25.00 299.50 
 Motorcycle Helmet Law 50.00 312.00
 Public Drunkenness
50.00  467.00
 Traffic Control Device 25.00  299.50 
 Commercial Vehicle Violations 50.00  312.00
 Wheel Tax Violation 10.00  272.00 
 Following Too Close 25.00  299.50
 Crossing the Median 25.00  299.50 
 Parking in Handicap 100.00  362.00 
 Littering 50.00  324.50 
 Running School Bus Stop Sign 50.00  324.50
 Window Tint 10.00  284.50