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Rutherford County, TN Public Records

There’s always much going on with many good things to do and great sights to see with family and friends in Rutherford County, Tennessee. In fact, Rutherford County’s Courthouse happens to be a circa 1859 Classic Revival structure that’s just one of six such buildings in the entire Volunteer State that managed to survive the Civil War and continues to thrive to this very date. You can find court records there, but you will need some guidance if you hope to find other public records that are available in the county. Below is a basic plan of attack to design a customized search for localized county records with optimized time and cost efficiency via high-tech arenas.

Begin at ground-floor levels with local building blocks and go up

As true for virtually all American municipal governments, applicable Volunteer State laws dictate that localized Rutherford County property records must be subdivided into two distinct types. Each is perhaps respectively categorized as “money” and “legal” matters.

Property records that mostly pertain to financial matters

All documentation regarding local property taxation rates and procedures are maintained by the Rutherford County Assessor’s Office. The Assessor provides a publicly accessible online database of local Rutherford County properties that is searchable by owner name, street address, assessment data or parcel number.

Rutherford County Assessor’s Office contact data is listed below:

Real Property Administrator
319 N. Maple St., Suite 200
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7750
Fax: (615) 898-7854

Business Personal Property
319 N. Maple St., Suite 218
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7761
Fax: (615) 898-7854

Local property records more relevant to legal matters

The Register of Deeds has legislated responsibilities for the recording of and long-term preservation of documentation filed by law to convey notice of legally-protected real property rights and interests that directly affect Rutherford County local citizens’ public interests. While those basic duties are relatively standardized nationwide, the Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office holds a very rare unique distinction. Funding is fully derived from patron fees rather than public taxpayer revenues and any surplus funds are promptly repaid to the county at end of affected budgetary FY.

Rutherford County Register of Deeds contact data is listed below:

319 N. Maple Street, Rm 133
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7870
Fax: (615) 898-7987

How vital birth and death records maintained for Rutherford County may be obtained

Although exceptionally diligent background research failed to yield any explicit references to specific local sources of countywide vital birth or death records, the County Clerk’s website does provide access to statewide Vital Records Offices.

Where to find records pertaining to weddings and divorces in Rutherford County

In exchange for a small fee, the County Clerk will provide copies of marriage licenses issued countywide during several decades prior. The County Clerk’s website provides information on required processing fees, request form information and supporting documentation.

Requests are processed by the Murfreesboro Office address below and may be submitted in person or via U.S. Mail.

Office of the Rutherford County Clerk
319 North Maple Street, Suite 121
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7800
Fax: (615) 898-7830

To obtain Rutherford County divorce records, visit the State Vital Statistics Office online.

Where to look for local Rutherford County Jail inmate locator tools

The Sheriff’s Dept. countywide inmate records are publicly accessible online via a statewide Tennessee System for Automated Victim Information & Notification (TN-SAVIN) portal. You can also contact the local Sheriff and Jail:

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Dept. & Jail
940 New Salem Hwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Sheriff’s Phone: (615) 898-7721
Sheriff’s Fax: (615)217-4760
Jail Phone: (615) 904-3107
Jail Fax: (615) 217-0044