Make a Payment

The Criminal Court Clerk's Office offers payments online, over the phone, by mail, and in-person. Our team is available to assist you in determining what you owe and to help you make a payment.

Pay Online with KnoxCourtPay

Please visit KnoxCourtPay to make your payments online for Criminal, General Sessions – Criminal, and Fourth Circuit Court. KnoxCourtPay allows you to pay your costs in one convenient location 24-hours a day. Features include 24-hour customer service, account insights, emailed payment confirmation and reminders, and options to create an account securely to save your payment information for future speedy checkout experience. Skip the trip – make your payments online.

Click here to Pay Online

Pay over the Phone

You can make a payment over the phone by calling our automated phone system or Clerk’s offices directly. We accept credit and debit cards over the phone by calling our automated system. To use the automated system, you must know your case number and the amount of the payment.

Automated voice response (IVR): 1-865-999-0817

If you would like assistance with your case number or the current amount due, you may contact the court.

Speak with a Deputy Clerk:

Criminal and General Sessions – Criminal: 1-865-215-2375

Fourth Circuit: 1-865-215-2404

Pay in Person

Payments can be made in-person at the Clerk’s Office located at the City County Building during standard operating hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. We accept credit cards, debit cards, cash, checks, and money orders.

City County Building
Main Floor
400 Main Street SW
Knoxville, TN 37902

Pay by Mail

To send a check payment by mail, please mail the check to the corresponding court.


Knox County Criminal Court
400 Main Street, Suite 149
Knoxville, TN 37902

General Sessions – Criminal

Knox County General Sessions Court
PO Box 1350
Knoxville, TN 37901

Fourth Circuit

Knox County Fourth Circuit Court
400 Main Street, Suite M-15
Knoxville, TN 37902


*All credit card payments are assessed a 2.5% service charge plus $0.50 processing charge.

*Defendant Name and docket number should be included on checks and money orders.