Property Taxes

Property taxes are due from October 1 through December 31 each year. Interest on late payment begins accruing January 1 at the rate of 1.5% per month, or any portion of a month, applied to the base tax.

Property Tax Assessments

Property tax assessments are made by the Rutherford County Property Assessor. Rutherford County prints out the property tax notices after applying our tax rate to the county’s assessed value. The tax bills are mailed by the Assessor's Office and the tax is collected by the City's Finance and Tax department.   

For the year of 2017, the property tax rate for the City of Murfreesboro is $1.2066 per $100 of assessed value. If a property owner has questions regarding his of her assessment or needs to correct the mailing address, they should contact the Rutherford County Property Tax Assessor’s office at 615-898-7750.

Annual Tax Reconsiderations

Annually the City reconsiders its tax rate as it deliberates budget needs. You can compute your tax amount to see how tax increases or decreases will effect you.

First, you need to find your notice from the County tax assessor’s office to see the appraisal value of your property. To compute the assessed value, you will multiply the appraisal amount by 25% if your property is residential, 30% if your property is commercial personal property, and 40% if your property is commercial. Next, you will take the assessed value of your property and divide it by $100 and then multiply that by the tax rate. The City of Murfreesboro rounds the tax bill to the nearest dollar.

Payment Options

Find out how to pay within the City of Murfreesboro.

For Rutherford County Chancery Court payments, delinquent property taxes can now be paid online The new Chancery Court website (which includes delinquent real property tax amounts and the ability to pay those bills) now has a link from the City's website to Rutherford County Chancery Court. Their website is