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The Legal Department does not and cannot give legal advice to individual citizens and businesses. The Legal Department only provides legal assistance to the city.
A list of Free Legal Help Clinics may be found here.
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services has both phone (1-844-HELP4TN) and online resources.
If you have a personal legal problem and have a low income, you may be able to get legal help from:
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
The Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association sponsors a Free Legal Clinic:
The Nashville Bar Association sponsors Dial-A-Lawyer on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Call 615-242-9272 and you will be placed in the queue; wait time and availability will vary depending on available attorneys and number of calls.
Legal Aid and Pro Bono of Nashville can be reached at 615-244-6610.
In January 2017, the City of Murfreesboro published its Code of Ordinances online. They are now fully searchable. Below are links.
Murfreesboro City Code
Appendix A, Zoning
Appendix C, Pension Plan
Please review Murfreesboro City Code, Section 21-5.3 Unlawful Solicitations. Depending on your particular situation and questions, we would suggest you search and review the City Code as well.
Community Development maintains information regarding homeless resources.
The police department enforces most laws in the City Code at their discretion. The non-emergency dispatch number is 615-893-1311.
Please review Murfreesboro City Code, Chapter 12, Article II. Pyrotechnics.
Additional questions should be directed to the fire department at 615-893-1422.
Please review Murfreesboro City Code, Chapter 21, Article IV. Noise Control.
Violations may be reported to police non-emergency dispatch at 615-893-1311.
More information on Noise Control may also be found here.
Please review the following Murfreesboro City Code provisions:
Chapter 5, Animals and Fowl.
Section 14-120, Refuse from dogs, cats and domestic fowl (also includes number of allowed animals on a lot of record)
Section 28-22, Feeding animals on streets
Section 28-23, Animals or substances which are nuisances or may imperil life, health or safety
Other City Code provisions may apply to your question. The City Code and Appendix A, Zoning Ordinance are available and searchable online.
Rutherford County PAWS enforces, regulates and maintains animal control within the City of Murfreesboro.
Please review Murfreesboro City Code, Chapter 25.2, Signs
Additional questions, should be directed to the Sign Administrator at 615-893-3750.