Property Tax Questions

When are Rutherford County Property Taxes due?
Property taxes are due the first Monday in October of the current year. You may pay your taxes through the last day of February of the following year without penalty and interest charges.
What is the Rutherford County Property Tax Rate?
The 2015 property tax rate is $2.68 per $100.00 of assessed value.
Do I pay city and county taxes?
If your property is located within the city limits of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne or Eagleville you will pay both city and county taxes. If your property is outside these city limits you pay county taxes only.

For more information please call:
Murfreesboro (615) 893-5210
Smyrna (615) 459-2553
Lavergne (615) 793-3388
Eagleville (615) 274-2922
What time period do my annual taxes cover?
January 1st to December 31st
I purchased the property this year. Who is responsible for paying the taxes?
New property owners should review their closing statement or contact their title company to confirm who is responsible for paying taxes. Unpaid taxes continue to accrue against the property.
My mortgage company pays my taxes. What do I do with the tax bill?
This tax bill is for your information. The tax information is forwarded to the mortgage companies upon their request.
Can I receive an early payment discount?
No. Rutherford County does not provide early payment discounts.
What are Personal Property taxes?
Personal property taxes (sometimes referred to as personalty taxes) are levied on the business furnishings and equipment that you report to the Rutherford County Assessor of Property.
I am out of business. What do I do with this bill?
Anyone in business on January 1st of the current tax year is responsible for paying the taxes for the entire year, even if they ceased operations prior to December 31st. If a business is no longer operating in Rutherford County, please contact the: County Clerk’s Office (615) 898-7800 and the Property Assessor’s Office (615) 898-7750.

Tax Freeze/Tax Relief Questions

Where can I find information about the tax freeze program?
Please click this link to visit our tax freeze section.
Where can I find information about the tax relief program?
Please read the information provided for Elderly Homeowners, Disabled Homeowners and Veterans.

Terms and Definitions

What do the terms "Etux" "Etvir" and "Etal" mean?

• "Etux" is a latin phrase meaning "and wife".
• "Etvir" is a latin phrase meaning "and husband".
• "Etal" is a latin phrase meaning "and others".