Where is Cookeville City Court?

Cookeville City Court is held in the Municipal Building (City Hall) at 45 E. Broad Street, across the street from the Putnam County Library.

When is Cookeville City Court?

Cookeville City Court is held on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

How do I pay a ticket?

If you choose to pay the non-appearance amount written on your citation, you do not have to attend court.  That amount will need to be paid by the court date on your ticket.  You may pay in person at the Cookeville Police Department at 10 E. Broad Street (in the lower level of the Cookeville Performing Arts Center across the street from the Broad Street Post Office) or in City Hall.  Those offices are open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  You may also mail your check or money order made payable to the City of Cookeville to Cookeville City Court, P. O. Box 998, Cookeville, TN  38503.  We accept Check, Cash, or Money Orders.  Credit card or on-line payments are not yet available.

Will my ticket go on my record?

If you pay a “moving violation” ticket, it will be recorded on your drivers license with the Department of Safety.

Can I go to driving school?

If the ticket you have received is a traffic ticket and you have not attended a driving school in the last 12 months, you may be eligible to attend a class.  You must appear in court on your designated court date if you choose this option.  You do not need to call before you come to court.  In court, you will select a date to attend the one-time, four-hour, weeknight class.  The total amount for the driving class is $135.  You will not pay your ticket.  Once you have completed the class, your citation will be dismissed- which means that it will not go on your driving record.

What do I do if I’m not guilty?

If you feel you are not guilty of the charge, you may want to enter a plea of not guilty.  You will need to appear in court on the court date on your ticket.

What if I don’t have the money to pay now?

If you cannot pay your ticket at the present time, you need to appear in court on your designated court date.  The Judge will continue your case to give you an opportunity to make necessary arrangements to satisfy your citation.

What if I ignore my ticket?

If you neglect to pay your ticket or appear in court on your court date, warrants may be issued for you and your drivers license may be cancelled by the Department of Safety.  You may be required to pay a greater amount in fines to the court, reinstatement fees to the Department of Safety, and any additional costs incurred with your insurance company.