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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

Other Items

DUI Compliance


Links of Interest


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


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