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COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

City Court has jurisdiction within Oak Ridge over cases involving violations of city ordinances. The courtroom is located in the Municipal Building and the City Court Clerk's Office is adjacent to the courtroom. The City Court Clerk's Office records and maintains permanent records of cases that come before City Court. The City Court Clerk's Office also receive monies for fines and costs. Payment may be made in person, by mail, or for your convenience, payment can be made in the afterhours drop box located at the top of the courthouse steps. Please include your name and phone number with the payment. Acceptable methods of payment are: cash, personal check, and money orders on current citations.  Past-due payments must be made by cash, money order, or cashier’s check. Debit/credit card payments are not accepted at this time. 

At the Judge's discretion, a person may complete a traffic class to keep a moving traffic violation off their driving record with the State.  To be eligible, a person must not have already taken the traffic class out of this court in the last 5 years or hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Federal Law prohibits traffic class for CDL drivers.  The traffic class offered by City Court is located in Oak Ridge, on the first Saturday of the month. However, a list of certified classes is available for you to choose from if the Oak Ridge class does not meet your schedule.  Depending on the severity of the charge, the Judge will assign either the four-hour or eight-hour class.  There is a fee for attending the class, payable directly to the instructor.  Court costs will also be assessed, payable to Oak Ridge City Court after completion of the traffic class.
 

HON. ROBERT A. MCNEES, III

City Judge

 

ROBIN NETTLES

City Court Clerk

Office: (865) 425-3536 

Email: rnettles@oakridgetn.gov

KATIE STEWART

Deputy Court Clerk

Office: (865) 425-3534

Email: kstewart@oakridgetn.gov

FAX

(865) 425-3608

LOCATION

Municipal Building

200 South Tulane Avenue

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

MAILING ADDRESS

Oak Ridge City Court

PO Box 1

Oak Ridge, TN 37831

HOURS OF OPERATION:                                                     

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays during court hours

 

COURT DATES AND TIMES:

Mondays at 9 a.m.
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Thursdays at 9 a.m.

OAK RIDGE CITY COURT BOND SCHEDULE:

(Effective January 1, 2020)

 

Speeding:

1-20 mph above speed limit                 $120.00                                                                           
21-30 mph above speed limit               $130.00    
31 mph over and above speed limit    $140.00  

Speeds over 90 mph                             $150.00
Speeds SCHOOL ZONE                       $140.00      

*****Traffic School is Available *****

                               

Illegal Parking:  
        fire lane, against flow of traffic, etc.       $25.00
        handicapped space                               $100.00

Miscellaneous (traffic):                                                                           

TN Hands-Free                                       $60.00

reckless driving                                     $150.00    
Passing School Bus                               $150.00  
failure to yield the right-of-way            $120.00   
failure to use due care and caution     $120.00  
following too closely                             $120.00 
ran red light/stop sign/fail signal         $120.00
improper lane usage                             $120.00
other traffic violations not listed           $120.00

 

Miscellaneous (non-traffic)
       Animal ordinance violations                     $30.00
       Possession of open alcohol                      $75.00

       Possession/discharge of fireworks           $75.00
       Noise ordinance violations                       $75.00

Seatbelt:
       first offense                                               $25.00 fine                                  
      second and subsequent offense             $50.00 fine                                  

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY APPLY TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL CITATION(S)

 

Some citations may be resolved prior to the court date by mailing/presenting documentation and payment in the Court Clerk’s office. If you do not see your charge or you have questions, call the Court Clerk’s office @ 865-425-3536.

1. Bond Forfeiture – Call Clerk’s office or check the Bond Schedule listed above. You can submit your payment by mail or present your payment in the Court Clerk’s office. 

2. Traffic Class – You must appear on your date to request the traffic class. The class is a one-time, four-hour ($50) or eight-hour ($80) class which includes lectures, videos, and instruction. Call the Clerk’s office for information and eligibility.

3. Contesting a Citation – You must appear on your court date.

4. Expired Registration –
     a. If your vehicle registration has been expired less than 2 months, you may fax, mail, or present a copy of your current registration to the Clerk’s office for dismissal at no costs.
     b. If your vehicle registration has been expired for more than 2 months, mail or present a copy of your current registration and a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check payable to Oak Ridge City Court for $100 to the Clerk’s office. Your citation will be dismissed on costs and no court appearance is necessary.

 

5. Equipment Violation – If the violation has been corrected, bring the vehicle to the Court parking lot and proceed to the Clerk’s office.  An officer will check the vehicle for compliance and your citation may be dismissed at no cost. This includes but is not limited to headlight, brake light, and window tint.

6. Financial Responsibility (Insurance) –
     a. If you were insured at the time of the citation you may fax, mail, or present a printed copy of your insurance ID card to the Clerk’s office. Citation may be dismissed at no costs.
     b. If you did not have insurance at the time of the citation, you must appear on your court date.

NO DEBIT OR CREDIT – cash, personal check, money order, or cashier’s check accepted for current citations.
PAST DUE CITATIONS must be paid in cash, money order, or cashier’s check.

LINKS

Tennessee Department of Safety Schedule of Points Values

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