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Municipal Court Costs

Reference Number: MTAS-1431
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 21, 2017
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Court costs must be prescribed by charter or ordinance. One dollar of this amount must be forwarded by the clerk to the state treasurer to pay for training for city judges and city court clerks. T.C.A. § 16-18-304. [6]


[6] A state litigation tax of $13.75 applies to each case in municipal courts. T.C.A. § 16-18-305. A municipality may levy an equivalent local litigation tax.