Property taxes are due from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 each year. Penalty for late payment begins accruing Jan. 1 at the rate of 1.5 percent per month, or any portion of a month, applied to the base tax.
Property tax assessments are made by the Rutherford County Property Assessor. Rutherford County prints out the property tax notices and forwards them to the City of Murfreesboro after applying our tax rate to the county’s assessment value. For the year 2006 the property tax rate for the City of Murfreesboro is $1.407 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.
Annually the city reconsiders its tax rate as it deliberates budget needs. You can compute your tax amount to see how tax increases/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 percent if your property is residential, 30 percent if your property is commercial personal property, and 40 percent 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.
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The 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. Currently this includes all real property taxes for tax years 2010 and prior. This is one way we are promoting good customer service by making it easier to conduct business online.