How do I apply for an indigency hearing in your court?

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.

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1. What if I want to pay my ticket before my court date?
2. What if I miss my court date and don't pay my ticket before the court date?
3. If I'm assigned to traffic school by your court, when do you need my receipt/certificate of attendance?
4. Do you take credit cards or checks for payment?
5. When should I arrive for court on my court day?
6. If I got a ticket for my vehicle's lights not working, what can I do?
7. Where's your traffic court located?
8. What if I can't go to traffic court on my assigned day?
9. May I talk to the Judge before court about my citation?
10. If I can't pay for my fines and court costs, should I come to court?
11. Can the Court accomodate non-English speakers?
12. Do you have payment plans for court fines and costs?
13. How do I apply for an indigency hearing in your court?
14. What are the fines for traffic offenses (MOVING VIOLATIONS)?
15. What are the fines for traffic offenses (NON-MOVING VIOLATIONS)?
16. What are the Court Costs, Litigation Fee, and Cash Bond Forfeiture Fee?
17. What precautions are you taking regarding the Coronavirus?