Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located and what are your hours? 

We are located on the first floor of the Morristown City Center, at 100 West 1st North Street.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

What is the department’s mailing address?

Our mailing address is:

Morristown Police Department
P.O. Box 1283
Morristown, TN 37816-1283

How else can I contact the department?

Questions regarding citations
(423) 585-2710, select Option 1

Records Section (for accidents and offense reports) and General Police Questions
(423) 585-2710, select Option 2

(423) 585-2710, select Option 4
(423) 587-9518

License Plates, Titles, and Registration

The Morristown Police Department does not issue license plates, titles, or vehicle registration. You may obtain these items at the Hamblen County Clerk’s Office, located at 511 W. Second North Street, Morristown, TN 37814. The phone number is (423) 586-1993.

Driving History

To get a copy of your driving history, contact your local driver’s license office or the Tennessee Department of Safety at:

Tennessee Department of Safety
ATTN: MVR Request
P.O. Box 945
Nashville, TN 37202

For further information, you may contact the Department of Safety at (615) 741-3954 or visit their website at for further information.

Background Checks

To obtain a copy of a local (Morristown City limits only) background check, appear in person with your photo ID and the date of birth of the person you are inquiring about. There is a $10.00 fee for a local background check, and it will only include charges and arrests from within the City of Morristown.

For a local background check for Hamblen County, contact the Sheriff’s Department at (423)586-3781.

For State-wide or entire criminal/arrest history contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at (615) 744-4000 or


Before an arrest warrant may be issued, an offense report must be made by the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the incident. Contact the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction to file a report.