2019 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 10 - Accidents, Arrests, Crimes and Penalties
Part 3 - Penalties and Procedure
§ 55-10-303. Disposition of collections.
(a) All fines, penalties and forfeitures of bonds imposed or collected under any of the provisions of chapters 8 and 9 of this title, parts 1-5 of this chapter and § 55-12-139, except such as may be imposed or collected under § 55-10-401, shall, within fifteen (15) days following the last day of the month in which the fines, penalties and forfeitures of bond were received, be paid to the commissioner of safety, with a statement accompanying the same, setting forth the action or proceeding in which the moneys were collected, the name and residence of the defendant, the nature of the offense and fines, penalties, forfeitures or sentence, if any, imposed.
(b) The fines, penalties, and forfeitures of bonds imposed or collected under § 55-10-401 shall be paid to the jurisdiction that initiated the arrest; provided, that the collections that were initiated by state officers shall be retained and deposited in the general funds of the county wherein the case is tried. In counties having a population over six hundred thousand (600,000), according to the 1970 federal census or any subsequent federal census, the collections shall be retained and deposited in the general fund of the county wherein the case is tried, except that whenever the case is tried in a municipal court of a municipality that lies in any county falling within the population category hereinbefore provided, the collections shall be retained and deposited in the general fund of the municipality.