Traffic Citation Information

Information About Your Citation

What Options Do I Have?

A. PAY: Plead Guilty and Pay Fines and Other Fees without having to appear in court. Ensure that your payment is received by the Clerk’s Office BEFORE your court date. Points will be added to your driving record. Please contact the Tennessee Department of Safety with questions concerning points at (866) 849-3548.

B. HEARING: Plead Guilty/Not Guilty in court on your scheduled court appearance. If you wish to plead Not Guilty, the Judge will have a trial and your case will be heard the same day. Don’t pay any fines or court cost prior to your court date.  If found guilty, points will be added to your driving record.

C. If you would like the option of Defensive Driving School, you MUST appear on your scheduled court date. Plead Guilty/Not Guilty. Don’t pay any fines or court cost prior to your court date. The Judge will decide if you’re eligible for Defensive Driving School on your appearance date.

D. If you fail to appear in court and payment hasn’t been received prior to the court date, a default judgment will be entered against you and the fine will increase. Failure to pay will result in the suspension of your driver’s license.

E. If you are unable to appear on your scheduled court date, you may reschedule ONE TIME by calling the Court Clerk at (615) 298-1223.

**NOTE: If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued in any state, you are not eligible to attend Defensive Driving classes per T.C.A. §55-10-301. This applies regardless of the type of vehicle being operated at the time of the violation.

How to Pay

Payments are accepted Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Acceptable payment methods are cash, money order, check or debit/credit card. Debit/Credit Card payment are accepted in person or by phone. All Debit/Credit Cards transactions will be charged an additional non-refundable service fee. Mail check or money order:

PAY TO: City of Belle Meade

Attn: Court Clerk

4705 Harding Road

Nashville, TN 37205