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Judge Charles E. Patterson


Municipal Court and Fine Collection:

The City Recorder serves as the Municipal Court Clerk (City Court Clerk) and fines levied in City Court are collected by the recorder’s office staff. Persons issued citations or tickets by the Henderson Police Department will normally be scheduled for either City Court or General Sessions Court depending on the charges. Please refer to your citation for your specific court and court date. City Court is normally held on the third Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 PM in second floor Council Chamber of City Hall. 
Citations issued for City Court can be paid prior to the court date on the citation either in person at the Recorder’s Office at City Hall or by mail. Mailing address is: 

City of Henderson
P.O. Box 68, Henderson
TN  38340-0068

Parking Tickets are issued for violation of parking regulations and can be paid in the Recorder’s Office.

The cost for a non-contested parking ticket is $20.00. Parking tickets are not reported on a driver’s record.

The City Judge is appointed to serve by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and shall preside over City Court. Charles E. Patterson now serves as City Judge, a position in which he has held for more than twenty years. The judge can not discuss any citation except when in court session.