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City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Contact Us
865 215-2375
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Coming to Court

The Criminal Court Clerk's Office accepts payments online, over the phone, by mail, and in-person. Our team is available to assist you in determining what you owe, making payments, and setting up payment plans.

Pay Online with Knox Court Pay

Please visit KnoxCoutPay to make your payments online for Criminal, General Sessions - Criminal, and Fourth Circuit Court. KnoxCourtPay allows you to pay your costs in one convenient location 24-hours a day. Features include account insights, emailed payment confirmation and reminders, and options to create an account securely to save your payment information for future speedy checkout experience. Skip the trip - make your payments online.
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Pay over the Phone

You can make a payment over the phone by calling our automated phone system or Clerk's offices directly. We accept credit and debit cards over the phone by calling our automated system. To use the automated system, you must know your case number and the amount of the payment.

Automated voice response (IVR): 1-865-999-0817
If you would like assistance with your case number or the current amount due, you may contact the court.

Speak with a Deputy Clerk:

Criminal and General Sessions - Criminal: 1-865-215-2375
Fourth Circuit: 1-865-215-2404

Pay in Person

Payments can be made in-person at the Clerk's Office located at the City County Building during standard operating hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. We accept credit cards, debit cards, cash, checks, and money orders.

City County Building Main Floor 400 Main Street SW Knoxville, TN 37902

Pay by Mail

To send a check payment by mail, please mail the check to the corresponding court.

Knox County Criminal Court
400 Main Street, Suite 149
Knoxville, TN 37902
General Sessions - Criminal
Knox County General Sessions Court
PO Box 1350
Knoxville, TN 37901
Fourth Circuit
Knox County Fourth Circuit Court
400 Main Street, Suite M-15
Knoxville, TN 37902

*All credit and debit card payments are assessed a 2.5% service charge plus $0.50 processing charge.
*Defendant Name and docket number should be included on checks and money orders.

Court Payment FAQ

If you cannot pay your court costs in full, you can either contact the court or come to the counter and set up a cost agreement to make monthly payments until the balance is paid in full. Failure to make a monthly payment can result in collection efforts. These efforts can include referral to a collection agency (adds 20% to total), revocation of your Driver's License, civil actions and/or garnishments.

No. Payments made will only apply towards the month in which it was paid.

If you are receiving a letter from Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP, your case has been submitted to our collection agency for nonpayment. Please refer to the information provided and contact the agency with any questions regarding this letter.

Receipts can be printed at the counter, emailed to you, or sent through the mail.

You will need to contact your attorney with any questions regarding a balance being waived or come to court during scheduled court times and speak with the Judge about the balance.