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Municipal Court
106 Public Square
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-4604

Municipal Court Clerk's Office
One Public Square Suite 122
Clarksville, TN 37040 (map)
Ernie Griffith

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: (931) 648-4604 Fax: (931) 221-0742


Clarksville Municipal Court, also known as Municipal court has jurisdiction in cases involving violations of city ordinances; such as traffic violations, building and codes violations, and other city ordinance offenses.

The Municipal Court Clerk's Office operates under the direction of the City Court Clerk, Ernie Griffith and supports the City Judge, Charles W. Smith. The Clerk's Office is the keeper of the records for the courts and accepts payments for all violations.


Our mission is to efficiently, accurately and professionally handle and process city ordinance violations; to create and sustain customer oriented quality service that provides maximum access to the court and promotes public confidence in the court system.


Our vision is to provide those appearing and practicing before the court with a fair, efficient and expeditious means of proceeding with their court business through competent, professional employees and the use of technology as well as other innovative measures.


The Clarksville Municipal Court begins each morning session at 8:00 AM, Tuesday through Friday. The length of each Court Session is determined by the number of cases scheduled on the docket. There are no sessions scheduled on Mondays for the Clarksville City Court.

All inquires concerning a court matter should be directed to the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office and not to the Judge’s Office. The Judge will not speak to you personally about your case before your court date


The Municipal Court is located at 106 Public Square, not at the new court complex. The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office is located at One Public Square Suite 122 Clarksville, TN 37040.

The main entrance to the Court Building is on Public Square. There is a handicap accessible entrance to the rear of the Court Building. The following items are not permitted in the Court Building: Knives (pocket, razors) Sprays (mace, pepper spray), Glass objects (bottles), Electronics (cameras, tape recorder), Backpacks, Fanny packs and/or Weapons of any kind.


Most traffic violations can be paid before the court date and will result in a total cost of $135.75. This price includes fines and court costs as well as local and state litigation taxes

Seat Belt violations will result in a total cost of $10.00 for the first violation and $20.00 for the second violation

Child Restraint violations will result in a total cost of $50.00

Unless prior arrangements are made with the Municipal Court Clerk's Office, citations that are paid late will incur additional costs.

You may qualify to attend the Traffic Safety Course offered by the Municipal Court; This would result in some monetary savings as well as keeping points from being assigned to your driver's license.

Failure to pay or appear in court as scheduled will result in a default judgment being issued against the violator, higher court costs and additional state penalties to include , but not limited to suspension of your driver's license.


You may pay a citation in advance and avoid a court appearance by sending a money order made payable to the City Court Clerk at the address listed below. Early payment is the same as a guilty plea and will result in a conviction notice being sent to the TN Department of Safety.

City Court Clerk
1 Public Square
Clarksville, TN 37040

or you may come in person to pay by cash, credit card or money order. No personal checks are accepted.

If you do not appear in court on the designated court date or pay this ticket before that date, you will be charged additional late penalties and fees for failure to appear and/or contempt of court.

For amounts due and information concerning the costs of the ticket or whether you are eligible for traffic school call the city court clerks office at 931-648-4604.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if necessary, the Clarksville City Court will provide reasonable modifications in order to access all of its programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance, have questions or need additional information, please contact:

City Court Clerk
1 Public Square
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-4604 or (931)648-6152

You must contact the City Court Clerk's office to determine if you are eligible to attend the traffic school.

You will be held responsible for all costs incurred for collection of any judgements resulting from this ticket, including but not limited to: fines, fees, court costs and collection costs/attorney fees.

City Court is located on the 2nd floor of 106 Public Square (across from the City Hall/US Bank Building). It is not located in the county court center on N. Second St.

Office Hours
7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Last updated: 5/14/2014 9:55:46 AM