Traffic School

Only the Judge has the authority to dismiss a case without cost. To attend traffic school you will have to appear before the Judge and request to attend.


Eligible charges for traffic school unless the charge was the result of an accident:

  • Speeding
  • Following to Close
  • Failure to Yield
  • Passing School Bus
  • Any moving Traffic Violation (NOTE: this DOES NOT include reckless
  • driving, drag racing, speeding in construction zone (with workers present) speeding in school zone or in excess of 30 miles over posted speed limit. Defendants will have to appear in court on these citations depending upon facts of the case and recommendations made by an officer of the State of Tennessee.
  • Seatbelt
  • County Ordinances
  • NOTE: If you have a CDL (Commercial License) driving school is not an option.

If eligible, it is required that the defendant appear at the clerk’s office to sign up for class before the scheduled court date. The defendant will be given a choice of class dates (See Traffic School Calendar) to choose from. If necessary, the clerk will reset the case in order to give the defendant time to complete the school and pay the cost. The cost must be paid by the court date as well as providing the court with the original certificate of completion of the course. The certificate will be place in the court file. We will not accept payment without the original certificate. Copies will not be accepted.


We do not accept personal checks. Individuals may with cash, cashier’s check, credit card or money order.