Municipal Court

The Athens Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City of Athens.  Many traffic citations and city ordinance violations are tried in the Municipal Court.  Derek Green was appointed as Municipal Judge in 2018.

Court is typically held every Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 pm.  Citations typically contain the specific date that a person is supposed to appear in court.  Further questions about court date (or any other questions) can be addressed by calling (423) 744-2700, option 2.

Court dates are currently being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is recommended that citizens call before their court date to confirm that their court date has not changed.  The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued special rules requiring all courts to mandate mask wearing within court rooms.  Anyone attending Athens Municipal Court is required to wear a mask while in the courtroom.