Indigency Information

CITY OF LEBANON MUNICIPAL COURT
406 Tennessee Blvd.
Lebanon TN 37087
(615) 443-2831

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

NOTICE: REVISED COURT POLICIES FOR INDIGENT PERSONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Tennessee law authorizes the City of Lebanon to report to the Tennessee Department of Safety a failure to pay the fines and costs assessed in a traffic case. The Department of Safety is authorized to suspend your driving privileges if it receives a report of non-payment of traffic fines and costs from the Lebanon City Court.

However, the Lebanon City Court will not report to the Department of Safety a person's failure to pay traffic fines and costs if the person against whom the fines and costs are assessed is determined by the Judge to be unable to pay those fines and costs because of indigency. The Judge will determine that a person is indigent if they meet any of the below requirements.

(A) The person receives public assistance under the Families First (TANF), TennCare (Medicaid), Supplemental Nutrition  
      Assistance Program (SNAP), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs; or

(B) The person's after-tax income is two hundred per cent (200%) or less of the current Federal poverty guidelines; or

(C) The person is either unable to pay the fines and costs of the proceeding in which you are involved or are unable to do so  
      without depriving yourself or your dependents of the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter. 

An Indigency Information Packet is available by clicking HERE. The information packet will also be available in the courtroom or at the court clerk's office when a person makes their initial court appearance on the date indicated on the traffic citation.