Court

Please read carefully:

  • Citations can be paid by mail, in person, or over the phone with a Visa/Mastercard/Discover
  • Contact the Business Office/Court Clerk for total amount due and instructions by calling 615-325-6776, ext. 555
  • Portland Municipal Court is held at:
    100 S Russell Street
    Portland TN 37148

Fees

  • Speeding: $150
  • Other Moving Violations: $150
  • Non-Moving Violation: $150
  • Parking Violation: $150
  • Insurance Violation: Contact Clerk
  • Child Restraint: $50
  • Seatbelt 1st Offense: $25
  • Seatbelt 2nd Offense: $50

Note: Amounts due are subject to change and some violations cannot be paid prior to court. There will be a $25 court cost assessed for equipment, expired registration violations subject to dismissal. Present your citation at 433 N Broadway prior to your Court Date.

Special Assistance

If you have a disability or need special assistance to attend court including interpretation, please contact the Business Office at 615-325-6776, ext. 555.

Citations

Call the Court Clerk's office in order to find out the amount of your fines and costs, as well as possible options regarding your citation. To expedite the process, please have available the five digit citation number that is located in the upper right hand corner. Any incomplete or incorrect payments will be returned and the defendant will not receive credit for the payment. Note that when you remit a payment prior to your court date for a moving violation, this is the same as entering a plea of guilty.

Any points the State of Tennessee assigns for that violation will be added to your driving history, therefore causing an increase in your insurance rates. Any licensed driver in the State of Tennessee may only accumulate 12 points in a calendar year and if that number is surpassed, the state will more than likely order the driver to attend an 8 hour defensive driving class in order to retain their driving privileges.

Payment Options

You may pay in person Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm at 100 S Russell Street in the Court Clerk's office. Acceptable payment forms include:

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
  • Cashier's check
  • Money order
  • Personal check

You may also pay by phone using your debit or credit card by calling 615-325-6776.

You may mail your ticket with a cashier's check, money order or personal check made payable to the City of Portland. Your payment must be received before your court date listed at the bottom of the ticket. Do not send cash in the mail.

Court Date

If there is a conflict with the court date that was assigned to you by the officer, you may review the available dates and a reasonable accommodation may be permitted. Do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns or questions that you may encounter.