Portland Municipal Court


 Court will be conducted in Portland City Hall

(Fred J. White Municipal Building) located at:

100 South Russell Street in Portland, TN. ---

Please call the Court Clerk’s office in order to find out the amount of your fines and costs, as well as possible options regarding your citation. To expedite the process, please have available the five digit citation number that is located in the upper right hand corner. Any incomplete or incorrect payments will be returned and the defendant will not receive credit for the payment.

***Please note that when you remit a payment prior to court date for a moving violation, this is the same as entering a plea of guilty. Any points the State of Tennessee assigns for that violation will be added to your driving history, therefore causing an increase in your insurance rates. Any licensed driver in the state of Tennessee may only accumulate twelve [12] points in a calendar year and if that number is surpassed, the state will more than likely order the driver to attend an eight [8] hour Defensive Driving Class in order to retain their driving privileges. ***
A four [4] hour Defensive Driving School is made available to those defendants that the Judge deems eligible. Attendance of this Driving School will prevent the points mentioned in the above paragraph from appearing on your driver history report. Some insurance companies even offer discounts upon successful completion of the course, but that is something that would need to be discussed with individual insurance providers. The cost of Portland Municipal Court’s State of Tennessee certified Defensive Driving School is $100.00.
Payment Options: You may pay in person Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (except holidays) at 100 South Russell St. in the Court Clerk's Office. Acceptable payment forms include cash, debit card, credit card [MasterCard and Visa], cashier’s check, money order or personal check. You may also pay by phone using your debit or credit card by calling (615) 325-6776.
You may mail your ticket with a cashier’s check, money order or personal check made payable to The City of Portland. You payment must be received before your court date listed at the bottom of the ticket. Do not send cash in the mail.
Delores Farrell                                                                    (615) 325-6776             Tax Clerk/Court Clerk
Steven Glaser                                                                      (615) 325-6776             Municipal Judge  
Click on the following link to view, a 2011 Court Calendar and dates for Defensive Driving School. One reset is allowed prior to court for each citation. If there is a conflict with the court date that was assigned to you by the officer, you may review the available dates and a reasonable accommodation may be permitted. Do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns or questions that you may encounter.
Useful Links
Tennessee Department of Safety
AT&T Don’t Text While Driving Documentary
FMCSA Driver Safety Tips