Criminal Court


The Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk’s office will resume normal business hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) beginning on Monday, May 17th, 2021. 


  • The Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk, Heidi Kuhn, is pleased to announce that the Criminal Court Clerk’s Office is now accepting online payments for Shelby County Criminal Court Cases.
  • Click here to go to and enter your case number, if that case number begins with a C.
  • If it does not begin with a C, enter your indictment number and your booking number. 
  • If you do not know your indictment number and booking number, you will need to use the Shelby County CJS portal to search for your case number. 
  • You will need to register and sign in to the Shelby County CJS portal if you need to search for your case information.
  • Use the Smart Search tool to find the case that you want to pay.
  • Your case number has 8 characters, followed by a dash, then ending with 8 more characters.  The first 8 characters are your indictment number and the last 8 characters are your booking number.  For example, if your case number were 98 76543-12345678, then your indictment number is 98 76543 and your booking number is 12345678.  As shown, spaces matter. 
  • Use these numbers and follow the onscreen instructions to make a payment on a case. 
  • Payments may take up to 2 business days to be reflected on your case.


  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court hereby declares a state of emergency for the Judicial Branch of Tennessee government and activates the "Continuity of Operations Plan for the courts of Tennessee."  (Please click on the link below to view)  This order has been extended through March 31, 2021.


  • In order to help reduce the spread of COVID -19, the Criminal Court Clerk’s Office hours are from 8 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, until further notice.