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The Tennessee Department of Safety in Nashville, Tennessee:1601 Murfreesboro RoadNashville, TN 37217Phone: 866-903-7357Phone: 615-741-2541Email the Tennessee Department of Safety
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Yes, in person, but not over the phone; also online. There are additional fees charged when using a credit/debit card or paying online.
We do not accept personal checks. They can be paid by money order or cashier’s check made payable to “City Court Clerk.” Visit our Pay a Citation page for more information.
Yes, payment options are available. Please call the court clerk’s office well in advance of the assigned court date to determine what options may be available.
No, a court appearance is not required for any citation that is paid prior to the court date.
Yes. You must appear before the court on the initial assigned court date. At that time you can plead “not guilty” and the court will set a trial date for your case.
No, if you cannot pay prior to your court date you must appear in court. If you fail to appear, a default judgment will be entered against you. Additional fees and penalties may be assessed against you and your driver’s license may be suspended.
Yes, All court dates can be reset subject to approval by the court.
Yes. An appeal must be made within 10 days of the conviction date. A $250 bond is required to be paid and the appeal is to be filed with the Circuit Court Clerk of Montgomery County, Tennessee.
No. A motion may be presented to the court before your court date and the judge may hear that motion before your court date.
It varies, depending on how many defendants are scheduled on the docket.
The maximum cost of a ticket is $140.75 for each violation that is listed on a ticket, provided that the payment is made on time. If the payment is made late, additional fees may apply. In addition to extra fees, the violator’s driver’s license may be suspended. For more information, contact the Municipal Court.
Generally, the court will default each violation on the ticket and additional fees will be added to the cost of the ticket. The violator’s driver’s license may also be suspended.
If you qualify, attending a traffic safety course that is certified by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can prevent points from being applied to your driver’s license. It does not prevent any reporting of the violation. It is still reported to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security that you attended a court mandated traffic school. That will appear on your driving record.
The traffic school offered by the Clarksville Police Department is the only traffic school that is approved by the Clarksville Municipal Court.