Gallatin Municipal Court primarily handles traffic tickets issued by the Gallatin Police Department within the city limits. Examples of traffic citations issued by the Gallatin Police Department are speeding, reckless or careless driving, due care, child restraint, failure to yield, loud music, financial responsibility, registration, violation driver's license law, violation seat belt law, equipment violation, ran stop light, violation light law, following too closely, etc. If you are unclear as to the nature of the charge against you, please contact the Recorder's Office.

Changing your court date

If you need to change your court date, contact the Gallatin Municipal Court immediately at 615-451-5893.

NOTE: You may only change your court date once. 

Ticket Basics

  • If you are unsure of your court date and time, call 615-451-5893.  
  • Citation payments will be accepted in person 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on or before your court date. 
  • Accepted forms of payment include: Money Order, Personal Check, Cash, or Card using our Online Payment System. 

Paying a Ticket without Appearing in Court

All citations will indicate your court date in the middle portion of your citation.

If your violation is listed and you wish to plead guilty without coming to court, follow these steps:
  1. Include a Money Order, Cashier's Check, or Personal Check made payable to Municipal Court of Gallatin. Cash is only accepted at cashier's window at City Hall. You may also Pay Online. NOTE: If you are under 17 years old, payment cannot be made online. 
  2. Enclose ticket and payment in envelope
    • Mail to:
      City of Gallatin Municipal Court
      132 West Main Street, Room 112
      Gallatin, TN 37066

What to Expect

Gallatin Municipal Court is located in City Hall, on the second floor. Please be on time for your scheduled court date, as the judge will provide valuable information at the opening of the court session.


It is not necessary to hire an attorney to represent you; however, you may hire an attorney to represent your case.

Understanding your citation

Your court date is listed on the middle portion of the citation you received. This is the date by which you are required to either appear in court or pay your fine.

Failure to Pay Your Fines

If you neglect to pay your ticket or appear in court on your court date, your driver's license may be suspended by the Department of Safety. You may be required to pay a greater amount of fines in court, reinstatement fees to the Department of Safety, and any additional costs incurred with your insurance company.  Unpaid citations are subject to collection agency fines, rules, and regulations.