Municipal Court


Our mission is to efficiently, accurately and professionally handle and process city ordinance violations; to create and sustain customer oriented quality service that provides maximum access to the court and promotes public confidence in the court system.


Our vision is to provide those appearing and practicing before the court with a fair, efficient and expeditious means of proceeding with their court business through competent, professional employees and the use of technology as well as other innovative measures.

Clarksville Municipal Court, also known as Municipal court has jurisdiction in cases involving violations of city ordinances; such as traffic violations, building and codes violations, and other city ordinance offenses.

The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office operates under the direction of the City Court Clerk, Ernie Griffith and supports the City Judge, Charles W Smith. The Clerk’s Office is the keeper of the records for the courts and accepts payments for all violations.

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Schedule / Docket

The Clarksville Municipal Court begins each morning session at 8 a.m, Tuesday through Friday. The length of each Court Session is determined by the number of cases scheduled on the docket. There are no sessions scheduled on Mondays for the Clarksville City Court.

All inquires concerning a court matter should be directed to the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office and not to the Judge’s Office. The Judge will not speak to you personally about your case before your court date


The Municipal Court is located at 106 Public Square, not at the new court complex. The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office is located at One Public Square Suite 122.

Beginning August 1st, 2023 our new hours at Municipal Court will be 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The main entrance to the Court Building is on Public Square. There is a handicap accessible entrance to the rear of the Court Building. 

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted in the Court Building: 

  • Backpacks
  • Electronics (cameras, tape recorder)
  • Fanny packs
  • Glass objects (bottles)
  • Knives (pocket, razors)
  • Sprays (mace, pepper spray)
  • Weapons of any kind