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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.
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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.
The Murfreesboro City Code requires any plan to modify a public drainage easement be approved by the city engineer. Contact the department at 615-893-6441 to make a request.
Sheds, swimming pools, detached garages, and other similar construction are not permitted to encroach in a public drainage easement. Some requests will also require a permit from the Building and Codes Department.
First, you can contact the Building and Codes Department at 615-893-6441 to see if they have one on file. They If they do not, you will have to hire a land surveyor to prepare an Elevation Certificate for your property.
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 emailing email@example.com.
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.
No, the Citizens Fire Academy does not have any baring or significance with employment at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.
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 out your application here.
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 out 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
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 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
526 N. Walnut St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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.
Sports*Com2310 Memorial BlvdMurfreesboro, TN 37133Ph: 615-895-5040
Patterson Community Center521 Mercury BlvdMurfreesboro, TN 37133Ph: 615-893-7439
McFadden Community Center211 Bridge AvenueMurfreesboro, TN 37133Ph: 615-893-1802Athletics Office: 615-907-2251
Cannonsburgh Village321 South Front St.Murfreesboro, TN 37133Ph: 615-890-0355
Wilderness Station697 Veterans ParkwayMurfreesboro, TN 37133Ph: 615-217-3017
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.
To find out how your property is zoned, find your property on the GIS Map (search the address in the top left hand corner in the search box) and check the Zoning box under the layer list on the right-hand side. When you zoom into your property you will see a zoning district. You can see what you can put in that zone by visiting our Land Use Chart.
If you still have questions about what zone you are in, you can contact the Planning Department at 615-893-6441.
Possibly. Please call 615-893-6441 and provide a street address and the staff will find your property on the GIS Map and give you a very definite answer. You may also find an answer to this question by accessing the city’s web site and finding your property on the GIS Map, searching your for your address in the top left-hand corner and checking the "National Flood Hazard Layer" box under the Layer List on the right-hand side.
Murfreesboro City Hall
First Floor - Tax Department
111 West Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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).
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 6pm 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.
Unfortunately, no. Whoever’s name the account is under is only allowed to make payment extensions. Your spouse will need to be present and have valid identification to get the extension.
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 www.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.
Sometimes our billing mail out dates do not align with those of the postal office. However, we offer several other payment options and ways to see your bill electronically.
Click the link to see more: http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/1256/Payment-Options
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 [www.murfreesborotn.gov] as we may be able to assist you by having your information faxed to the office.
You have until 9:00 AM the day after your bill is due to pay your bill.
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.