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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.

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

  • When attorneys cancel hearings, they should notify their clients immediately.  They should also contact the Court immediately.  For docketing assistance, please contact Raechelle at 615-217-0063.

TIP OF THE WEEK--FEBRUARY 17 - 21, 2014

  • We accept partial payments on Court cost bills.  Payment is required to be made every 30 days.  Please contact us at 615-898-7860 for further information.

TIP OF THE WEEK--FEBRUARY 10 - 14, 2014

  • All adoptions are sealed cases.  Our office is limited by Tennessee law regarding the type of information that we can provide.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 615-898-7860.

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

  • Chancery Court files probate cases.  The filing fee for a Large Estate is $344.50, and the filing fee for a Small Estate is $155.50.  Please call the Office of the Clerk and Master for further information.  Our telephone number is 615-898-7860.

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

  • The Chancery Court Clerk's Office accepts fax filings.  Please refer to Local Rule 13 of the Local Rules of the Chancery and Circuit Courts of the 16th Judicial District, which can be found on this site.  Please contact our office at 615-898-7860 for further information.

TIP OF THE WEEK--DECEMBER 2 - 6, 2013

  • Our filing fees our listed on this website under the Filing Fees tab. If you have any questions about a filing fee, just call our office at 615-898-7860.

TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 25 - 29, 2013

  • You can now pay your delinquent property taxes online.  Simply click on the Search & Pay Delinquent Property Taxes Online tab on this website and follow the directions.

TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 18 - 22, 2013

  • The order of conservatorship, without letters of conservatorship, is not effective evidence of conservatorship authority. (T.C.A. § 34-1-109(a).)

TIP OF THE WEEK--NOVEMBER 11 - 15, 2013

  • Please check out the Forms section of this website.  You will find many useful forms available in both Word format and pdf format.

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

  • Under the Forms tab on this website, you will find a "Pendente Lite" section which provides many forms that you will need as you prepare for your pendente lite hearings.  It also includes valuable tips for the hearings before the Special Master.

TIP OF THE WEEK--OCTOBER 14 - 18, 2013

  • Chancery Court dockets are now posted online.  To locate them, simply click on the Dockets tab on this site and select the appropriate link..
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