KNOXVILLE MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE
HONORABLE JOHN R. ROSSON, JR.
800 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue
P.O. Box 2749
Knoxville, TN 37901-2749
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
TRAFFIC COURT PLUS
Knoxvilles City Court primarily handles traffic Citations and
Parking Tickets. Other city ordinance violations include alcohol (non-DUI),
animal control, building & zoning codes, business regulations,
environmental, noise, and ordinances involving personal behavior.
CITY COURT / MUNICIPAL COURT / TRAFFIC COURT
City Court, also known as Municipal Court, is a limited jurisdiction
court authorized under Tennessee Code Annotated and the City of
Knoxville Charter. With original jurisdiction over all cases involving
violations of City Ordinances, the City Judge has authority to assess
fines up to $50. About 300 Tennessee
cities have Municipal Courts with varying authority and jurisdiction.
CITY COURT HOURS
Court Service Counter:
Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the Service Counter re-opens at 5:00 p.m. with limited service during Night Court. The emphasis at the Service Counters during Night Court will focus on people coming out of the Courtroom. If the Front Service Counter is not open when you arrive, you may need to enter the Courtroom to let a Court Clerk in the Courtroom know you need only to make a payment or take care of other business at the Service Counter.
Court Sessions Begin:
Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 9:00 AM
Night Court Begins:
Tuesday / Thursday - 5:30 PM
|The public is welcome at any time in City Court. Defendants are also welcome to appear in court and speak with the Judge regarding their citation(s), during the court's regular hours of operation. However, if pleading not guilty, you must appear on your scheduled court date. If you cannot appear on your scheduled court date, please contact our office and we will gladly reset your case on a date that is convenient for you and the citing Officer.
|DIRECTIONS TO CITY COURT
City Court is located at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue in the Safety
Building with the Knoxville Police Department. (The Safety Building
is located behind the Civic Coliseum. Also, E Church St turns into
Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.)
directions to City Court
CITY COURT & GENERAL SESSIONS COURT
Is your ticket "PINK" or "YELLOW"? If so, and
your ticket was issued in Knoxville, then you should probably be
checking with General Sessions Court, not City Court. (Of course,
if you are 17 years of age or younger, then you should go to Juvenile
Court.) The standard color of a defendant's copy of a City Court
Citation is GREEN!
Someone comes to City Court whose case is scheduled for General
Sessions Court almost daily, and people show up over there who should
be here. So, please read your ticket/Citation carefully. Note the
following primary differences:
Knoxville Police Dept.
plus UT Police & Codes Officers
Located at SAFETY Bldg. w/KPD
(next to Civic Coliseum)
"Pink" or "Yellow" Citations*
Sheriff's Dept. (County Police)
& TN State Troopers
Located at CITY/COUNTY Bldg.
May be Arrested or have Booking Date
* KPD may also issue a Citation for General Sessions Court.
When this occurs, KPD will cite the defendant with violation of
a State Code (law) instead of a City Ordinance; the 'green' KPD
Citation form will still be used.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination
against any qualified individual with a disability. The Tennessee
Judicial Branch does not permit discrimination against any individual
on the basis of physical or mental disability in accessing its judicial
programs. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
if necessary, the Tennessee Judicial Branch will provide reasonable
modifications in order to access all of its programs, services and
activities to qualified individuals with disabilities.
This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you need assistance, have questions or need additional information,
your Local Judicial Program ADA Coordinator.
If you need assistance, have questions or need additional information, you may also contact the Tennessee Judicial Program ADA Coordinator:
The Tennessee Judicial Branch Americans with Disabilities Act Policy Regarding Access to Judicial Programs, as well as a Request for Modification form may be found online at www.tncourts.gov.
Email questions or comments about City Court issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If needing info regarding a citation, make sure and include
your name, address, date of birth, the name on the citation, citation
number, citation issue date, and general comments.