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Responding To A Civil Misdemeanor Citation

Civil Misdemeanor Citation are processed by employees of the Traffic Violation Bureau. The citation numbers begin with the letters "CM". They are issued by the Metro Police Department, Park Police and Vanderbilt Police Department for the violation of a broad spectrum of Davidson County Metropolitan Ordinances such as open container, trespassing, alarm violations and taxi cab rates. To see an image of this type of citation, click here.

In order to satisfy a particular citation, the violator must take one of the following actions. For specific instructions, click on the action you would like to take.

  1. Pay the fine and costs in full on or before your compliance date.
  2. Contact the Clerk’s Office and request a court hearing before your compliance date.
  3. NOTE: Compliance date is 45 calendar days from the issuance date.