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Visit our webpage for information on how to contact the Mayor and City Council.
The agenda for City Council meetings can be found in the Agenda Center. Paper agendas are available in the Finance & Tax Department at City Hall.
Visit the meeting calendar to find out when boards and commissions meet.
Complete and submit an application or contact the City Manager’s Office at 615-849-2629 for more information.
You can contact our Public Information Director, Mike Browning via email.
Converting other rooms of a house into sleeping rooms is not permitted unless the emergency egress window, smoke detector and septic system (if applicable) requirements are met.
A permit is required in order to construct, alter, convert, repair, enlarge, move or demolish any building or structure or part thereof, or any appurtenances connected or attached thereto including, but not limited to fences, storage buildings, pools, decks, and finishing out expandables. Contact the Murfreesboro Planning Department at 615-893-6441 before doing any exterior renovations or modifications to a structure inside the Historic Zoning District.
Normal maintenance repairs of an existing building or structure may be made without a permit, provided such repairs do not violate any provisions of the code. The term, "normal maintenance repairs", means repairs to an existing building or structure, including but not limited to exterior and interior painting, papering, glazing of windows or doors, floor finishing, minor repairs to chimneys, porches, underpinning or roofing. Contact the Murfreesboro Planning Department at 615-893-6441 before doing any exterior renovations or modifications to a structure inside the Historic Zoning District.
In a word, safety - your safety, and that of your family, visitors and guests.
There are no setback requirements for fences - but please take care not to encroach upon your neighbor's property, on a drainage or utility easement or the public right of way. A building permit is required in order to construct the fence. The building and codes department will assist you in determining if easements are located on your property.
Before you dig call TN One-Call at 1-800-351-1111
Complete the online form.
The programming schedule can be found here. Sign up to receive the monthly guide.
Our assistance is a no interest, no payment loan due when you sell your home. The city’s loan is secured in the form of a second mortgage. Contact the Community Development Department for more information.
Rehabilitation work or reconstruction for eligible owner-occupied, single-family homes should correct deficiencies and return them to a safe, sound and sanitary condition. Depending on the condition of your home, the Murfreesboro Housing Rehabilitation Program may be able to help you repair or reconstruct your home. If your home is repaired, the City would assist you with a five-year forgivable loan. If your home is reconstructed, the forgivable loan will be for 15 years. Contact
Tim Jackson at the City of Murfreesboro Engineering Department can be contacted at 615-893-6441 with the address of the property and a description of the concern. The Engineering Department will evaluate the system for proper function and need for correction.
Sheds, swimming pools, detached garages, and other similar construction are not permitted to encroach in a public drainage easement. Landscaping and fences are sometimes permitted in drainage easements. You must make a request to the Engineering Department and staff will determine if a fence or landscaping will be permitted to encroach into said drainage easement. Under no circumstances should a fence or landscaping cross the flow line of a ditch. Please note: If encroachment is allowed with a fence or landscaping, the homeowner will be required to sign an Easement Agreement. This document states that the homeowner understands that if the fence or landscaping creates a problem, or if the easement has a need for work, the fence or landscaping will be removed at the homeowner's expense. This includes the removal and the replacement.
The City of Murfreesboro does not issue burn permits. However, you must contact the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (MFRD) Administration at 615-893-1422, between 8 and 10 a.m. the day you would like to burn to find out if the fire marshal is allowing burning. The fire marshal decides on a daily basis whether or not it is a burn day according to weather, atmospheric conditions, etc.
You will be asked for your contact information and where you will be burning. On weekends, you may contact MFRD Headquarters at 615-849-2661. If you are in the county, you must contact the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry at 877-350-2876.
MFRD has ten fire stations. However, station tours are conducted at Headquarters located at 202 E. Vine Street. You may schedule a tour for your group by sending an email.
The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department does not solicit funds. The Murfreesboro Fire Fighters Association has an outsourced agency that will call for donations or selling tickets to a concert. They are not affliated with MFRD.
You can take advantage of the Project SAFE Program by contacting the Fire Administration Division at 615-893-1422.
You can only apply for a position when the department has an opening. View current job openings for the city. Contact the Employee Servces Department for more information.
No, the Citizens Fire Academy does not have any baring or significance with employment at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.
If you need assistance with retrieving an animal from a tree, we will try our best to assist (within reason). For more information contact the Fire Administration Division at 615-893-1422.
To report a damaged fire hydrant contact Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department at 615-848-3214 or the Consolidated Utility District at 615-893-7225.
If you live in the city limits of Murfreesboro and want to register your storm shelter, contact the Fire Administration Division at 615-893-1422.
We will ask for your name, address, type of shelter, where it is located, phone number, and name / phone number of someone outside of the home.
To file a blasting complaint contact the Fire Marshal's Division at 615-849-2605.
You will get your Food Truck Permit APPLICATION from the Planning Department located on the second floor of City Hall (111 W Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130). After you get the application, you will need to compile all the items on the checklist. Once you have done so, you will go to the Building and Codes Department (located just down the hall from the Planning Department) to pay and have your application processed.
You may also print the application.
The Murfreesboro Fire Marshal's Office visually inspects each new food truck permit applicant. Mobile Food Service Vehicle (MFSV) Fire Safety Inspections are conducted by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at (615) 849-2605 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Below is a copy, for information purposes only, of the inspection form that the Fire Marshal's Office will use. You do not need to print this form. You will receive a carbon copy of your inspection report from the Fire Marshal's Office at the time of your inspection.
MFSV Fire Safety Inspection Form
Old Fort Golf Club offers a frequent player’s card at a cost of $15 a year. The player receives points for dollars spent on green, cart and pull cart fees. Three hundred points results in a complimentary 18-hole green fee for their next visit. Discounts on range balls and non-sale merchandise are also included.
Yes, tee times can be made five days in advance.
You can reserve a tee time at Old Fort Golf Club by visiting our website, or by calling 615-896-2448.
No. Historic zoning (H-1) regulations only concern is the exteriors of homes and buildings in the designated zone. Remodeling, renovation and all other interior changes are exempt.
A COA would not be required for repainting a house or other structure in the district. However, the Historic Zoning Commission maintains information and will advise on appropriate historic paint colors if requested, and could be of assistance in choosing colors that would contribute to the established district.
If you decide to replace the damaged boards to match the existing wood siding, no COA would be required. If the damage turned out to be substantial, requiring the replacement of a great deal of siding and trim, an administrative approval from the Historic Zoning Commission's staff planner would be required. If you decided to reside your house with new material such as vinyl siding, you would have to apply for and obtain a COA from the Historic Zoning Commission.
The Historic Zoning Commission is composed of nine members consisting of a:
The Historic Zoning Commission shall be appointed by the chief executive of the municipality, subject to confirmation by the local legislative body.
Activities that would not require a COA:
Activities that would require an Administrative Approval for a COA:
Activities that would require a COA from the Historical Zoning Commission:
Notify your supervisor and seek medical care as needed. For an emergency, call 911. Your supervisor will complete a C-20 form.
31 days from the day of the event.
Eligibility for voluntary coverage ends at age 26, and employees are responsible for notifying the Employee Services Department to stop coverage.
ADA/Civil Rights Information
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) 844-435-7486 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.
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.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Administrative Office 697 Veterans Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Ph: 615-890-5333 Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Ph: 615-895-5040 Patterson Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Ph: 615-893-7439 McFadden Community Center 211 Bridge Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Ph: 615-893-1802 Athletics Office: 615-907-2251 Cannonsburgh Village 321 South Front St. Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Ph: 615-890-0355 Wilderness Station 697 Veterans Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Ph: 615-217-3017 Greenway Ph: 615-893-2141
To rent a picnic shelter call 615-890-5333 to make a reservation. See the guidelines for shelter reservations for more information. Rates and hours are also available online.
For general information call 629-201-5500. For other, non-emergency dispatch needs, please call 615-893-1311.
Murfreesboro city code requires an alarm permit for businesses and residences.
You can only apply for a position when the department has an opening. Current job openings for the city can be found here. Contact the Employee Services Department for more information.
Yes, MPD investigates every complaint. Typically minor complaints ( i.e. rudeness) are handled by the employees direct supervisor. Complaints of a more serious nature are investigated by the Office of Professional Responsibility.
Yes, a phone call or letter mailed to the complainant will outline the investigation and the findings.
Corrective action taken against an MPD employee is the responsibility of the Chief of Police. The action taken is dependent on the seriousness of the sustained violation. This can include verbal reprimands to termination and or criminal prosecution.
Typically, investigations are completed within 30 days. However, the more complicated the allegation the longer the investigation can take. There are no limits to the number of days for an investigation to be completed.
Once you have been advised of the final disposition, you may request a Citizen Review Board Hearing by contacting the Office of Professional Responsibility. The request will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Review Board Chairmen and/or the Chief Of Police.
You can purchase Murfreesboro Transit multi-day passes at Murfreesboro City Hall.
First Floor - Tax Department111 West Vine StreetMurfreesboro, TN 37130
Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The City of Murfreesboro provides weekly residential collection service. We also collect yard waste, brush and limbs. However, there are additional fees if we collect loose grass clippings or bulky items.
No, we will not pick-up anything you set out by the curb. We only empty what is inside your garbage container. If you have furniture items you may call and schedule an appointment. The phone number to schedule that appointment is 615-893-3681.
Sixty years of age and older or the spouse of a senior.Visit the St. Clair Senior Center pages on our website.
Yes, you are able to signup for activities over the phone, unless there is a cost for the activity.615-848-2550Visit the St. Clair Senior Center pages on our website.
There is no cost to become a participant of the senior center.Visit the St. Clair Senior Center pages on our website.
If you see a tree in the City's right-of-way that is dead, please contact the Street Department at 615-893-4380.
If you live in the unincorporated portions of Rutherford County please call the Rutherford County Highway Department at 615-898-7856. If you live within the limits of Smyrna, please call the Town of Smyrna Public Works Department at 615-459-9766. If you live within the limits of LaVergne please call the LaVergne Public Works Department at 615-793-9891. If you live within the limits of Eagleville please call Eagleville City Hall at 615-274-2922.
An easement is a legal right to use property owned by another party for a special purpose (i.e. a drainage easement). The easement holder (The City) has the right to access and inspect the property contained within the easement and to place certain restrictions on how the property can be changed, maintained or used. The easement holder is not responsible for the beautification of an easement but merely the functionality.
Right-of-Way (ROW) is the city-owned strip of land from the edge of the street back a specified distance. Its purpose is to allow the city to build and maintain the street, curb, gutter and storm sewers. This land is the responsibility of the landowner but the city has the right to determine what takes place there. Property records may need to be reviewed to determine the exact dimension since the depth of a ROW varies from location to location.
Residential street lights in the City limits are the responsibility of the Murfreesboro Electric Department. Please call 615-893-5514 to report an outage.
The Engineering Department is responsible for all road projects and road closings. Please call 615-893-6441 for further information.
Any issues with traffic lights or street signs should be directed to the Traffic Department at 615-893-6441.
Property taxes are due December 31 each year. If this falls on a weekend you have until the next work day the city is open to pay without penalty and interest being added. We take post office postmark as proof of the payment being sent on or before December 31. The penalty and interest is 1.5% per month the payment is late. Please call our office if you have additional questions. 615-893-5210
Yes we take partial payments. We have guidelines that would need to be followed and any amounts unpaid will be turned over to Chancery Court at the proper deadline. Please call 615-893-5210, and let us discuss this with you if you are interested.
Yes, we do offer credits for pool adjustments. Call our Customer Service office at 615-848-3209 before downloading and submitting the pool adjustment form found here: http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/430/Billing
It sounds like you may have a leak. If this is the issue, call our Customer Service Department at 615-848-3209. We may be able to help you obtain an adjustment to the sewer portion of your bill. However, we can only apply leak adjustments after plumbing has been done to repair the broken pipe(s).
Click here to sign up for Alerts, Monthly/Daily water consumption, or create a monthly goal: http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/1491/AMI-Customer-Portal
The information needed to purchase a tap for your business includes the address, lot number, tax ID, driver’s license, and/or business name. We can accept checks, debits/credit cards, and cash.
For further questions related to fees for taps, contact our Engineering department at 615-893-6441.
There is a way to have your service reconnected after hours, but a $75 after-hours fee will be added to your next month’s balance. The past due balance plus the $40 non-payment fee will need to be paid.
The time it takes for our meter readers to reconnect your service usually depends upon the time in which the bill is paid. The earlier you pay, the quicker your service reconnection moves to the top of our priority list. You have until 4:30 pm to pay your bill to receive a same-day service reconnection.
A state issued driver’s license is an acceptable form of identification to get an extension on your bill.
Yes, if you are not the account holder you will be required to have a good contact phone number.
Bring your relative/family member’s death certificate into the office, along with your ID to set up a new account and/or terminate the previous one. Also, this will have to be done within 2 weeks of being notified.
Once you’ve transferred your services to a new address, you now have a new account number. Call our office at 615-848-3209 to speak with a Customer Service Rep who can look up your new account number, so you are able to pay online.
Our Stones River Water Treatment Plant issues a Water Quality Update each day. Please contact us at 615-848-3222 with any questions about your water quality. You can also check out our Facebook page at Murfreesboro Water Resources Department where a Daily Water Quality Update is posted each morning.
You can sign up for our customer account access portal, LINK, to request an e-bill, which reminds you when your bill is due each month, through email.
Go to https://mwsdlink.murfreesborotn.gov/ to sign-up for e-bills.
At MWRD, we understand unforeseen situations can occur that may affect when you are able to pay your water bill. So yes, you can use our “Below 50” system when your bill is over $50. We subtract $50 from your balance due and you can pay the remaining amount, so that your service will not be interrupted. The amount subtracted is then added to the balance of your next bill.
If your sewer is stopped, please call 615-893-1223. MWRD will come out and identify the problem. If the issue is on the City’s side, there will be no charge to clear the line. However, MWRD cannot clear blockages within the customer’s plumbing.
Usually, there are 14 -16 days after the due date before your service is disconnected.
You can access your home’s water usage by signing up for our AMI Customer Portal. With the AMI Customer Portal, you can monitor your consumption, set usage goals, and set up continuous alerts.
Sign up for an account and learn more about it here: http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/1491/Customer-Portal
There is not a way to change your bill’s due date because our dates are based upon your billing cycle in a prewritten, yearly billing calendar.
Yes, the transaction fee still applies whether you pay with your card online or in person.
Yes, we offer several other payment options and ways to see your bill electronically. Once the bill is carried to the post office, we can not control the delivery date.
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The additional $40 is a non-payment fee which was applied to your account because your bill may have exceeded $50 and is more than 20 days past due.
You will need to come to the office for new service. The office is located at: 300 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
There is a $40.00 non-refundable service initiation fee. We request that you have identification (i.e. state issued driver’s license or id, passport or military id), social security number, and the address where service is needed.
If you are a business, we will need a request on company letterhead with your driver’s license and tax id number, signed by a responsible party.
If you are unable to come in, please contact our office at 615-848-3209 or go online to the City’s website as we may be able to assist you by having your information faxed to the office.
If you pay online or IVR you have until Noon. If you pay on the due date in the night deposit, the fee will be added.
Click here to pay online
Automatic Grease Recovery Units (AGRU’s), on the other hand, are small by comparison and are easily maintained on a daily basis by Food Service Establishment personnel. Small volumes of recovered FOG can be recycled or disposed of with solid waste after mixing with an oil absorbent material such as cat litter.
Be advised that Grease Interceptor (GI) installations must not be backfilled prior to inspection; and Automatic Grease Recovery Units must be equipped with the manufacturer’s flow control device installed and vented on the inlet side of the unit. Please contact the FOG Program Coordinator to schedule inspections.