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The building permit fee is based on the value of the improvements and the number of inspections required. Download the fee schedule.
Berry Hill has adopted the 2012 International Building Code and the 2012 International Residential Code.
Payment must reach us prior to your court date. Pay cash, check or money order only to City of Berry Hill, 698 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204. Fines are listed on the back of your citation.You must pay the fine PLUS the $50.00 court cost & $13.75 bond forfeiture fee per ticket (not per charge) in costs/fees if you pay prior to your court date. We do NOT accept credit cards or debit cards for payment. Call us at 615/292-5531 if you have any questions about the amount. If you mail payment, make sure we have your name & correct address to send a receipt, which only will be sent to you if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. For an illegal parking or illegal parking in a handicapped space, you would NOT pay the $63.75 costs per ticket--just the appropriate fine and a $1 fee for the State. The fine for an adult seatbelt offense is now $30 for the first offense and $50 for the second offense. Those with seatbelt offense citations would not pay a court cost/cash bond forfeiture fee on that offense if the ticket were paid prior to the court date. There would be one court cost/cash bond forfeiture fee ($63.75) for child restraint offenses, for which the fine would be $50.00. STARTING WITH CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR THE DECEMBER 2019 COURT, THE COURT COST WAS INCREASED TO $50, WHILE THE BOND FORFEITURE FEE WOULD STILL BE $13.75; SO FOR FINES PAID BEFORE COURT, THE FINES PLUS $63.75 WOULD BE DUE BEFORE YOUR COURT DATE.
You will then be reported to the TN Dept of Safety & Homeland Security as guilty of that offense, and the appropriate fine and court cost/litigation fee would apply. You will then be scheduled to appear at the next court date if you would like to apply for a payment plan or have an indigency hearing. The Judge must hear either request (for a payment plan or indigency) in Open Court and make his determination then. If you do not appear in court then or comply with the Judge’s ruling, an electronic Court Action Report will be sent to the TN Dept of Safety and Homeland Security to initiate suspension of your driver’s license. When you pay The City of Berry Hill (by cash, check or money order) the full amount due to Berry Hill, we will give you paperwork to take to the Dept of Safety to show them you have taken care of your Berry Hill citation. The amount due to Berry Hill must be paid before your license can be reinstated. This is reciprocal in all other states.
We need to receive proof--your original certificate of attendance-- that you attended a Tennessee-approved traffic school before our next court date. We will inform you of the date when you receive your traffic school packet from us (upon your payment of the Judge-ordered costs to Berry Hill). Berry Hill does not have its own traffic school, so we will give you information about several approved options, most of which offer online schools. We cannot accept a copy or an emailed or faxed certificate--only the original certificate (except from two schools that will email the certificate directly to us at your direction, and we will notify you of those two schools.).This is very important. If we do not receive this, it will revert to a Guilty determination, you will owe the original fine for the offense (as well as the court cost & litigation fee if you did not already pay that), and you will be reported as Guilty to the TN Dept of Safety & Homeland Security. You may appear in Open Court at the next court date to request a payment plan or have an indigency hearing in front of our Judge. If you do not appear then and comply with the Judge’s ruling, a Court Action Report will be sent to the TN Dept of Safety & Homeland Security to initiate suspension of your license. (This is reciprocal in other states, so any out-of-state driver’s licenses also would be suspended.)
We have begun accepting checks but we do not take credit cards or debit cards for payments. If you mail your payment to us, please send a money order, check or cashiers check. Do not send cash through the mail. If you mail payment and want a receipt, you should enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment.
You should be here (698 Thompson Lane) between 2:00 and 2:15 p.m. on your court day to sign in and be seated. Court begins promptly at 2:30 p.m.
Have any necessary repairs done so your lights are working, then bring your car to show us that your lights are working prior to your court date. If you do this, we will give you a repair receipt and you will not owe a fine or costs on this charge. You cannot do this after your court date.
In Berry Hill City Hall in the blueish-grey building that says "City of Berry Hill" at 698 Thompson Lane (across from the Pepsi plant, in between Calypso Cafe and Woodlawn Cemetery). There is a large statue of a bear in front of our building. We’re only a couple blocks from 100 Oaks Mall and are located at the corner of Thompson Lane and East Iris Drive. You are welcome to park in our free parking lot on East Iris Drive next to our building.
We are allowed to change your court date once, if we are notified in advance that you need to change the date. Call 615/292-5531 to reschedule your court date. Do not call us to reschedule after court has begun. We cannot reschedule if you MISS your court date, so please notify us in advance if this is necessary. Remember, we can only reschedule it once.
No. You only may talk to the Judge about your citation during your appearance in open court on your assigned court day.
Yes,be sure to come to court as scheduled. When you’re appearing before the judge, ask the judge for additional time to pay. The judge is the only one who can allow you to pay after your court date. Normally, payment is due in full on your court day, but the judge may give you extra time (even a three-month payment plan) if requested. Remember, we only accept cash and money orders. A payment plan or indigency can only be granted with the Judge’s approval. If you want to apply
Yes, translation services are provided by Language Line Services over a speakerphone in the courtroom. The City's Limited English Proficiency Procedure may be downloaded
You may request a payment plan in open court on your scheduled court date. The Judge will hear your request then, and would need to approve it before a payment plan would be granted. He could approve up to a three-month payment plan. Also, you could come by City Hall at least a week prior to your court date and pick up a form requesting a hearing on Indigency to be held on your court date. This form should be filled out completely and brought to court with you, along with all supporting documentation. If you have questions about this, call Michelle Honick at 65/292-5531.
Come in to Berry Hill City Hall at least a week in advance of your scheduled court date in order to pick up the forms you’ll need to fill out for the indigency hearing on your scheduled court date. You will have to fill out the forms completely and bring them to court with you, along with all supporting documentation, on your court date for the Judge to review. He cannot approve them before court or by phone--just in open court. It is up to the Judge if Indigency will be granted after he reviews the paperwork. If the Judge finds you do not qualify for indigency, you may request a payment plan of up to three months during your court appearance.
We are located at 698 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204-- across from the Pepsi plant and in between Woodlawn Cemetery and Calypso Cafe. There’s a large statue of a bear in front of City Hall. City Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except on holidays). Court is held in the City Hall building. There is a parking lot next to our building with free parking.
FINES FOR MOVING VIOLATIONS:
FINES FOR NON-MOVING VIOLATIONS:
For tickets written for court dates prior to the December 20, 2019 court date, the Court Cost of $25.00 is applied to each ticket (not each offense) if the citation is paid for prior to Court. If you come to Court prior to December 20, 2019, the Judge may charge a $25.00 Court Cost per offense, if he so rules. If you Fail to Appear in Court, you will be charged a Court Cost per ticket or per offense, as the Judge determines. The Court Cost is charged to help pay for the costs of citations going through the Court system, with $1.00 of each Court Cost going to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. NOTE: Berry Hill's Board of Commissioners voted to raise the Court Cost to $50.00 (from $25.00). It went into effect for citations listing the new Court Cost on the back of the citations, and that began with citations written for the December 20, 2019 court date.
The Cash Bond Forfeiture Cost of $13.75 is applied to each ticket (not each offense) if the citation is paid for prior to Court. It is not charged on citations that are heard in Court or on those whose defendants fail to appear in court. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the Cash Bond Forfeiture fees go to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), with other five percent (5%) going to help pay for the costs of citations going through the Court System.
The Litigation Fee of $13.75 may be applied to each offense, as the Judge so determines, for citations heard in Court or for citations whose defendants fail to appear in Court. It would not be charged for citations paid for before court. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of these fees go to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, with two percent (2%) going to help pay for the costs of citations going through the Court system.
As with the fines paid to our Court, all Court Costs, Cash Bond Forfeitures and Litigation Fees may only be paid by cash or money order to The City of Berry Hill. We do not accept credit cards, debit cards or checks for payments for traffic citations.
The administrative offices at Berry Hill City Hall, 698 Thompson Lane, are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (except on holidays). The police department, also located at 698 Thompson Lane, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The police department entrance is on the Thompson Lane side of the building and has "Berry Hill Police" over the door.
In the Archive Center on this website.
The Azalea Park Picnic shelter (on Azalea Place, off of West Iris Drive) and the Berry Hill Community Center (located at 404 East Iris Drive next to City Hall's parking lot) may be reserved for noncommercial purposes. There are six large picnic tables at Azalea Park. There is seating for approximately 30 people in the main room of the Community Center. Berry Hill residents and businesses may reserve on a first come/first served basis up to one year in advance (maximum of twice per month), and they do not have to pay a deposit. Nonresidents may reserve on a first come/first served basis up to one month in advance (maximum of six uses in a 12-month period), and nonresidents would have to pay a $100 deposit for use of the Community Center. The deposit will be returned if all the rules are followed and the Community Center is left in acceptable condition. The key to the Community Center only may be picked up (and returned) by the person who reserved the Community Center. There is no charge or deposit for using the Azalea Park Shelter if you clean up after your event, . Each reservation is limited to six hours only, including setup and cleanup time. To reserve, call City Hall at (615) 292-5531. Request forms to reserve either place are to be filled out and given to City Hall within three business days after you contact us to hold that date for your reservation. The deposit must be brought to City Hall no later than three business days prior to the scheduled use. The key for the Community Center may be picked up at Berry Hill Police Dispatch (through the door that says "Police" facing Thompson Lane) at 698 Thompson Lane no earlier than 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled use time. The City no longer allows the use of bouncy houses or water slides. There is no use of alcoholic beverages allowed at either the Community Center or the Azalea Park Shelter.
Yes, The City utilizes Language Line Services to provide translation services over the telephone. The City's Limited English Proficiency Procedure may be downloaded
For all open recruitments, job openings are advertised in The Tennessean newspaper and posted on this website.
Applications are only accepted for current job openings. When there is an opening, an application may be downloaded from this website or picked up at City Hall. The job qualifications and deadline for applying will be stated in the job posting.
While you may download an application from this website, your original signed application must be delivered by mail or in person to the city by the application deadline.
Contact the Administrative Services Office at 615-292-5531 to have your house added to the residential trash/recycling collection list. We do not offer trash or recycling pickup for businesses--just for single-family home or two-family residences.
Trash and recyclables are collected from all single and two-family residences each Wednesday. For instructions on how to separate trash and recyclables, please see the Resident Services page. Trash and recycling containers must be put out for pickup before 7 a.m. on Wednesdays. If residents need a bulk pickup (large items), please contact City Hall at 615/292-5531 to arrange the bulk pickup. (No hazardous materials will be accepted.) If the regular Wednesday trash/recycling pickup falls on a holiday, the trash and recycling will be picked up on the Saturday following the holiday.
Berry Hill has four parks: Azalea Park, our largest park with a large shelter, is located on Azalea Place off West Iris Drive. Columbine Park is located at the intersection of Columbine Place and East Iris Drive. Iris Park is located on East Iris Drive at Erica Place. Rosedale Park is located on Rosedale Place off Rosedale Avenue.