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, deputy court clerk and three court clerks.
Judicial Organizational Chart


In person court proceedings have resumed.  You may appear in person for your court case or you may appear by Zoom.  The courtroom will be limited to 2/3rd capacity so that all persons present may maintain 3' social distancing.  

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 is open to the public. You may pay your ticket in person, pay your ticket online,  or by mail at 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 Center located at 116 West Lytle Street.