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Sandy McLain, Circuit Court Clerk

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday -Friday

Mailing Address:
Circuit Court
41 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401

The Circuit Court Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining all records in Circuit Court, General Sessions Parts I & II and the Juvenile Court of Maury County. The Circuit Court Clerk's office also issues passports. Beginning April 1, 2016 the Clerk's office will no longer accept walk-ins for passport application processing, an appointment will have to be made.  Please click Passport Information for information on making an appointment and what to bring with you for your appointment.

Circuit Criminal Court is responsible for the Grand Jury Indictments of Maury County, coordination of Grand Jury & Grand Jury Reports, Trial Dockets, Court Calendars, Jury selection, coordination of sequestered trial jurors, appeals from lower Courts, appeals and transfers from Juvenile Court, appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, bad check complaints, Bail Bondsmen and deeds of trust among other things.

Some examples of cases filed in Circuit Civil Court are lawsuits in excess of $25,000, Divorces, Adoptions, Surrenders, Name Changes and condemnations. Circuit Civil is responsible for Trial Dockets, appeals from lower courts, Appeal to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, Newspaper Publications, etc.

General Sessions Criminal/Traffic Court is responsible for criminal warrants for Maury County and traffic tickets that are issued by TN State Troopers or the Maury County Sheriff's Department. This office handles the Court Docket and is also responsible for the issuance of certain Court documents such as subpoenas, re-arrests, scire facias, etc.

General Sessions Civil Court is responsible for all small claims lawsuits (under $25,000) filed in Maury County. This office handles the issuance of Court documents such as summons, subpoenas, detainer warrants, writs of possession, etc.

Juvenile Court is responsible for all juvenile matters such as delinquent and unruly petitions, juvenile traffic violations, petitions for dependency & neglect, etc.

Online Payments:

To make a payment online please be careful to choose the correct Court. If you are paying a traffic ticket please be sure it was given to you by a State Trooper or the Maury County Sheriff’s Department as we do not handle traffic tickets given by the City of Columbia, City of Mt. Pleasant or the City of Spring Hill. If you are unsure please contact our office.

GENERAL SESSIONS I COLUMBIA (criminal or traffic)

To make a payment on a General Sessions I case for Columbia:



To make a payment on a General Sessions I (Columbia) Civil Case please click here:



To make a payment on a Circuit criminal or civil case click here:



To make a payment on a Juvenile Court case click here:



To make a payment on an General Sessions II case in Mt. Pleasant please click here:


If appearing in Circuit, General Sessions or Juvenile Court the following dress code is enforced. No shorts, tank tops or hats will be allowed in the courtroom. Also, no children under the age of 18 are allowed in the courtrooms and cellphone use is prohibited.





REMINDER:  Please make sure to select the correct Court:  Paying to the wrong Court will delay the payment process.  Our Office handles traffic citations issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol & the Maury County Sheriff’s Department, but please be aware there are other agencies who issue traffic citations such as the City of Columbia, the City of Mt. Pleasant, & the City of Spring Hill.  If you have questions please call our office at 931-375-1103, 931-375-1104 or 931-375-1105.  Thank You.


Contact  Phone  Fax 
General Sessions Part I Criminal/Traffic (Columbia)
General Sessions Part I Civil (Columbia)
Circuit Civil
Circuit Criminal/Passport Information
Juvenile Court Part I (Columbia)
Child Support (Columbia)
General Sessions Part II & Juvenile Court (Mt. Pleasant)
 Jury Message  931-388-0738  


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