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(615) 267-5100


The jurisdiction, power and authority of the Smyrna Municipal Court is set forth by ordinance.  The Municipal Court has concurrent general sessions jurisdiction over all violations of state criminal laws within the corporate limits of the town. This includes conducting preliminary hearings on felony cases. The Judge also hears adult traffic cases and town code violations.

In addition, the Court employs Judicial Commissioners who issue warrants and set bond for persons charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes occurring within the corporate town limits.

Click to View Local Rules of Practice for the Smyrna General Sessions Court

Dress Code for Court

All persons appearing before the Smyrna Court shall be appropriately dressed and are required to show deference to the Court in both appearance and demeanor.

Appropriate dress includes but is not limited to the following:

  • No underwear showing
  • No bra or bra straps showing
  • No sagging pants
  • No bare stomachs
  • No hats or sunglasses
  • No shorts
  • No extremely short skirts
  • No tank-style shirts
  • No camisoles


Click here to view the location of the Smyrna Justice Center


Document Upload

If you need to provide documentation for traffic citations or other cases, photographs or scanned images can be uploaded by clicking the following link: UPLOAD HERE

Please provide your full name AND Case/Citation Number when it asks for your name. Photos can be taken during this process or you can choose existing photographs from your phone or computer. Add as many as you need and then click the Upload button. Once you get a green check mark next to the file being uploaded, it's finished. Once all are done, you can close out the web page and CALL the Clerk at 615-355-5739 press 3 for payments. You will need to give the name and citation number that you provided previously at time of UPLOAD.

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Links of Interest


  Accessible Rutherford County ADA Coordinator
   Sonya Stephenson (615) 494-4480
   Americans with Disabilities Act [PDF]


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