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Coming to Court

City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
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865 215-2375
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Criminal, General Sessions - Criminal, and Fourth Circuit Court Courtrooms and Clerk Offices are located at the City County Building. This page offers information on what to expect coming to court including information on courtroom locations, rules, information on nearby parking, and a virtual map.

*** Click the symbols in the maps below to experience a virtual tour inside the City County Building or for interactive directions on how to get from the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage to the City County Building.

Dwight Kessel Map:

Courtroom and Clerk's Office Locations

Criminal Courtrooms
  • Division I: First Floor
  • Division II: First Floor
  • Division III: Main Floor
  • Criminal Court Clerk's Office: First Floor, Suite 149

General Sessions - Criminal Courtrooms
All General Sessions - Criminal Courtrooms are located on the main floor of the City County Building. The following types of cases are heard in each court:
  • First Sessions Court: Misdemeanor cases
  • Second Sessions Court: DUI Cases
  • Third Sessions Court: Felony Cases
  • Fourth Sessions Court: Traffic and Bonded Arraignment
  • Fifth Sessions Court: Civil Cases
  • General Sessions - Criminal Clerk's Office: Main Floor, Suite M84

Fourth Circuit Court

The Fourth Circuit Courtroom and Clerk's Office is located on the east end of the City County Building on the main floor. Fourth Circuit hears cases including divorces, orders of protection, and child custody.

Parking and Transportation to CCB

Nearby Parking Options

Public parking garages and lots are available near the City County Building. For an interactive map of downtown parking options, please visit Explore Downtown Knoxville Parking.

Public Transportation

The free Trolley drops off directly out front of the City County Building. For information on the Trolley and Knoxville Area Transit, please visit the Knoxville Area Transit website.

Accessible Parking Options

There are a number of on-street spaces that are reserved for people with disabilities along Hill Avenue (where you would enter the City County Building on the L-1 level) and two on Main Street in front of the Old Court House. Each of these are available for free to use but have two-hour time limits on them. If you have questions regarding accessible parking, please contact the Judicial ADA Coordinator for more information at (865) 215-4437.

Entering the Courthouse

There are two public entrances into the City County Building. Each entrance is a secure entrance with a metal detector and is monitored by security officers. No weapons of any kind can be brought into the courthouse.

Main Street Entrance

If you enter from Main Street, you will be on the main floor of the City County Building. After passing through security, proceed through the glass walkway to the main floor lobby.

Hill Street Entrance

If you enter from Hill Street, you will be on Level L1 of the City County Building. After passing through security, proceed to the elevators to navigate to the main floor or first floor.

Coming to Court FAQ

There are a couple of ways to find out which courtroom you are supposed to be in. First, you can check our docket screens in the main floor of lobby. You may also download our Knox County Criminal Court App that lists our Daily Dockets.

Criminal Court Offices