City Court

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 consists of the city judge, the chief court clerk, and three court clerks.
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 The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended all in-person court proceedings from close of business on Friday, March 13, 2020 through Thursday, April 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means if you have a case scheduled for City Court and you intend to appear in court, you can not do so.  Your case has been rescheduled to a new date.  Notices containing the new court date will be mailed to the address shown on the citation.


The Court Clerk’s office will be closed to the public beginning March 25, 2020 until further notice.  You may feel free to pay your ticket  online at or by mail to City Court, PO Box 1985, Murfreesboro, TN 37133.

Please contact the Clerk’s office at 615-890-2142 if you have any questions.

City Judge

The city judge serves as department head presiding over all hearings. The court is held by Judge Ewing 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 of every 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 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.

Chief Court Clerk

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.

City Court

If you have a question concerning a citation or violation of a Murfreesboro City Code, please call Murfreesboro City Court at 615-890-2142. Questions will be answered in a complete, professional and courteous manner. In addition, you may find information regarding fines and methods of paying fines and court procedures.

If your citation was issued by a Tennessee State Trooper or
the Rutherford County Sheriff department, you should refer all questions to the General Sessions Court, 615-898-7831, Rutherford County Judicial Building on the Public Square.