How to Settle Your Traffic Offense
Pay your citation online. When you are redirected to the online payments site, select "Municipal Court" under available services. Make sure to read the additional information under "Announcements" in the sidebar on the right hand side to insure this option is available for your citation.
You may mail your ticket with a money order, payable to The City of Goodlettsville, for the fine amount to:
Traffic Violations Bureau
105 S. Main St.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Your payment must be received before your court date listed at the bottom of the ticket. Do not send cash in the mail. We do not accept personal checks.
You may pay your traffic ticket in person Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (except holidays) by coming to the Goodlettsville City Hall building at 105 S. Main St and paying in the Court Clerk's Office. Acceptable payments include: cash, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express), or money order if the ticket is being paid before the court date. No personal checks.
Go to Court and Plead Guilty
You may choose to go to Court on the date assigned at the bottom of your ticket and plead guilty. If this is your first offense in our City, you may ask the Judge if it would be possible to attend our first offender driver improvement school. If the Judge feels this is an acceptable solution, you will be assigned a date for a Driving School.
For more serious violations or repeat offenders, the Judge may order you to pay the assigned fine plus court costs, or he may assign you to an eight-hour Defensive Driving School.
Go to Court and Plead Not Guilty
Not guilty pleas are only heard on one court session each month. You must call the Court Clerk's office at (615) 851-2214 at least 7 days before your court date and ask to have your ticket's court date changed to the trial court date. The officer who wrote the ticket will be subpoenaed to appear in court with you and both of you will be allowed to present the evidence and/or details of your case before the Judge.
The Judge will render a verdict of not guilty or guilty. If found guilty, the Judge will order the fine for the offense to be paid, plus court costs, or the Judge may order attendance at a Driving School.