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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
$162.50
Category One Cases
$389.50

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
$314.50

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
$264.50

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
$77.00
Child support enforcement and modification, interstate support cases.  
If serving by certified mail
$83.67
Probate        
Large Estate
$394.50
Small Estate

$205.50

Guardianship/Conservatorship       
$324.50
Annual Accounting     
$40.00
Divorces  
  with children
$364.50
  without children
$289.50
Summons or subpoena served by Rutherford County Sheriff  
  In County
$42.00
  Out of County
$42.00
Reopened Cases
  Contempt
$77.00
  Parenting Plan Modification
$77.00
  Other Post-Judgment Requests
$25.00
  If serving by certified mail add
$6.67
Other Fees  
  Birth Certificate
$30.00
  Copies – Per Page
$0.50
  Certification and Seal
$5.00
  Exemplified Copies
$10.00+ $.50/pg
Fax Fees  
  Out
$3.00 + $.50/pg
  In
$5.00 + $1.00/pg
Continuances (Taxes at end of case)
$7.00
Subpoenas
$6.00
Post-Judgment Requests
$25.00

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
$40.00
Surrenders
$50.00
Expungements
$100.00
Preparing Record On Appeal
$300.00
Third Party Complaints Same as original complaint  
Cross-Filings and Counter-Complaints
$100.00
Wage Assignment
$31.46
Publication  

  Daily News Journal

$225.00
Flat fee for divorces and adoptions only.
Clerk will request quotes for other types of cases.
 
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