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Judicial Building
Suite 302
20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: (615) 898-7860
Fax: (615) 849-9553

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The building closes to the
public at 4:15 p.m.

Filing Fees


Effective July 1, 2016

• Filing Fees Must be Paid in Advance •

Litigation Tax
Category One Cases

Contracts, torts, personal injury, property damage, malpractice, wrongful Death, employment discrimination, civil rights suits, tax disputes, special remedies and cases not otherwise specified.

Category Two Cases

Workers’ comp cases; appeals to Circuit from General Sessions, City Courts or other Courts or hearings; transfers from foreign counties; writs of mandamus; condemnation/inverse condemnation & quo warranto actions.

Category Three Cases

Adoptions, legitimations, paternity cases, termination of parental rights, & other domestic relations matters not otherwise designated; restoration of citizenship, name changes, minor settlements, enforcement of foreign judgments; and orders of protection (fees not required in advance), removal of disabilities (emancipation).

Category Four Cases
Child support enforcement and modification, interstate support cases.  
If serving by certified mail
Large Estate
Small Estate


Annual Accounting     
  with children
  without children
Summons or subpoena served by Rutherford County Sheriff  
  In County
  Out of County
Reopened Cases
  Parenting Plan Modification
  Other Post-Judgment Requests
  If serving by certified mail add
Other Fees  
  Birth Certificate
  Copies – Per Page
  Certification and Seal
  Exemplified Copies
$10.00+ $.50/pg
Fax Fees  
$3.00 + $.50/pg
$5.00 + $1.00/pg
Continuances (Taxes at end of case)
Post-Judgment Requests

Garnishments, execution, levy, post judgment interrogatory, publication request, motions to set installment payments, and post judgment orders and pleas.

Receiving Funds On Confirmation Of Private Sale
Preparing Record On Appeal
Third Party Complaints Same as original complaint  
Cross-Filings and Counter-Complaints
Wage Assignment

  Daily News Journal

Flat fee for divorces and adoptions only.
Clerk will request quotes for other types of cases.

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