Business Licenses

State law requires all businesses inside the city limits to obtain a business license from the City and Rutherford County. There are some exceptions to this law, such as a business that does not gross $3,000 annually in receipts.

Obtaining a License

Here's how you can get your business license

  • Finance Department
    111 W. Vine St. (First Floor)
  • By Mail:
    P.O. Box 1139
    Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1139
  • Download the application

The initial license is $15 and is payable to the city and county. If the applicant has a business in their home, completing an additional form is required to obtain approval from the City's Planning department.

Businesses with gross receipts between $3,000 and $99,999 will need to renew their business license annually with the City of Murfreesboro. Businesses with gross receipts of $100,000 or greater will need to renew their license annually with the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue.

Please contact the City Tax Department at (615) 893-5210 if you need assistance.