FAQ’s

Where are the General Sessions Criminal Division Courtrooms located?
They are located on the main floor of the City County Building.
Where are the Criminal Courts located?
They are located on the main and first floors of the City County Building.
Where is the Fourth Circuit Court located?
It is located on the main floor of the City County Building.
What time does court start?
The regular court docket begins at 9:00 a.m. However, cases on the General Sessions Court arraignment docket begin at 10:00 a.m. Additionally, cases placed on the General Sessions Court compliance review docket are scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
Can I reset my court date?
If you have only received a traffic citation, you may have your court date reset one time. All other types of cases may only be reset by order of a Judge. You are required to pay a $7.00 per case cost for each reset or continuance.
What if I fail to appear in court on my court date?
A warrant may be issued for your arrest.
How can I post bond?
Once a bond has been set, an individual can post the bond by paying the total amount of the bond in cash. The payment of a bond in cash can be made to the Clerk of the General Sessions Court, Criminal Division during office hours (Monday –  Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm), or after hours, to the Knox County Detention Facility located on Maloneyville Road.  If the bond is paid in cash, then that money will be held by the Court Clerk's Office until the disposition of your case. If court costs are assessed, then the cash bond will be applied to those costs and any amount remaining would be refunded.

Another method to post bond is through a bail bonding company.  A bonding company will charge a fee for the service of posting the bond.  Any money paid to a bonding company is not held by the Court Clerk’s Office and will not be refunded to you by the Court Clerk’s Office.  Any money paid to a bonding company will not be applied to your court costs. 

An additional method of posting bond is by using land as collateral. If a property bond is the method you choose, you are advised to contact an attorney for more details.