20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7860
Fax: (615) 849-9553
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The building closes to the
public at 4:15 p.m.
News and Alerts
TIP OF THE WEEK--JUNE 27 - JULY 1, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, the fee for each process to be served by the Sheriff will increase from $28.00 to $42.00. Copies of the new filing fee list are currently available in our office (Room 302) and will be posted on our website on June 30, 2016. Please contact our office for additional information.
TIP OF THE WEEK--MAY 16 - 20, 2016
Chancery Court filing fees will increase by $60 effective June 1, 2016, due to an increase in the County litigation tax. Copies of the new filing fee list are currently available in our office (Room 302) and will be posted on our website on May 31, 2016. Please contact our office for additional information.
TIP OF THE WEEK--FEBRUARY 24 - 28, 2014
TIP OF THE WEEK--FEBRUARY 17 - 21, 2014
TIP OF THE WEEK--FEBRUARY 10 - 14, 2014
TIP OF THE WEEK--FEBRUARY 3 - 7, 2014
Effective January 26, 2014, the certified mail fee was increased by the United States Postal Service. Please refer to the Filing Fees tab on this site or call our office at 615-898-7860 for further information.
TIP OF THE WEEK--JANUARY 27 - 31, 2014
The next delinquent tax sale will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Historic Courthouse, 1 Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN. A list of properties to be sold will be available about a month before the sale.
TIP OF THE WEEK--JANUARY 20 - 24, 2014
T.C.A. §36-1-108 was amended effective July 1, 2013, by our legislators as it pertains to parental relocation. The law now mandates that the distance that the child may be relocated is 50 miles instead of 100.
TIP OF THE WEEK--JANUARY 13 - 17, 2014
A new change to the Conservatorship/Guardianship law took effect on July 1, 2013. The first accounting is now due six (6) months + sixty (60) days from the entry date of the Order Appointing Conservator/Guardian. For more information, please review T.C.A. §34-1-111(a).
TIP OF THE WEEK--JANUARY 6 - 10, 2014
FREE LEGAL HELP!!! There is a FREE legal clinic on Thursday nights at Greenhouse Ministries. Members of the Rutherford County/Cannon County Bar Association volunteer their time to answer legal questions. The hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The address for Greenhouse Ministries is 309 South Spring Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130.
TIP OF THE WEEK--DECEMBER 30, 2013 - JANUARY 3, 2014
- Did you know that you can pay court costs online by credit card now? Just click on Pay Court Costs Online tab on this website and follow the directions.
TIP OF THE WEEK--DECEMBER 23 - 27, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--DECEMBER 16 - 20, 2013
- There is a NEW STATE-MANDATED Wage Assignment. You can find it under the FORMS section of this website. Also, please make sure a Demographic Sheet is completely filled out and filed with the Wage Assignment.
TIP OF THE WEEK--DECEMBER 9 - 13, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--DECEMBER 2 - 6, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 25 - 29, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 18 - 22, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 11 - 15, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 4 - 8, 2013
If you do not plan to hire a Court reporter for your pendente lite hearing, please fill out and sign a Waiver of Filing Transcript before your hearing date. You will then bring the waiver with you to your hearing and present it to the Court for filing. To obtain a copy of this form, simply click on the Forms tab on this website and select the "Waiver of Filing Transcript" link in the "Pendente Lite" section.
TIP OF THE WEEK--OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Do you have questions regarding conservatorships and guardianships? John Bratcher, the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Rutherford County, has prepared a Conservatorship/Guardianship Handbook that contains valuable information and necessary forms for conservatorships and guardianships. To access the handbook, simply click on the Forms tab on this website and select the handbook link.
TIP OF THE WEEK--OCTOBER 21 - 25, 2013
TIP OF THE WEEK--OCTOBER 14 - 18, 2013