City Court

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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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NOTICE OF RESUMPTION OF IN-PERSON COURT PROCEEDINGS

Beginning Thursday, May 7, 2020, in person court proceedings will resume.  You may appear in person for your court case or you may appear by Zoom.  If you appear in person, you should wear a mask or other face covering and gloves.  The courtroom will be limited to 10 persons at a time, so you may have to wait outside the courtroom in a 6' socially distanced line until you can be admitted into the courtroom.  

To attend your court session by Zoom, contact the Clerk's office to obtain your login instructions by calling 615-890-2142 or send an email .

The Court Clerk’s office will reopen to the public beginning May 6, 2020. You may feel free to pay your ticket online at  or by mail to City Court, PO Box 1985, Murfreesboro, TN 37133.


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. Find information regarding fines and methods of paying fines and court procedures here.

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 located at 116 West Lytle Street.