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Offices

Murfreesboro
319 N Maple St.
Suite 121
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7800
Fax: (615) 898-7830

Smyrna
205 I St.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-9692
Fax: (615) 355-4118

New Location:
Eagleville

Eagleville City Hall
108 S. Main St
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 274-2922


Hours of Operation

Murfreesboro/Smyrna
8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-5:00 Friday

Eagleville
Open the first working
day of each week,
(one day per week)
8am-4pm
Office building closing one hour for lunch 12pm-1pm


We accept:
Cash
Checks*


*No out of state checks

 

Beer Permits

Any business desiring to sell beer that is located within Rutherford County, Tennessee but outside the city limits of Murfreesboro, Smyrna or LaVergne.

Complete a Rutherford County Beer Permit Application, carefully following the instructions.

For further information, please contact the Rutherford County Beer Permit Department in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk at (615) 898-7800.

The Rutherford County Beer Board holds its meetings at 6:00 p.m. at the following location:
Office of the Rutherford County Clerk
319 North Maple Street, Suite 121
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Privilege Tax

Tennessee Code Annotated 57-5-104 requires that any person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, syndicate or association engaged in the selling, distributing, storing or manufacturing beer shall remit a $100.00 Privilege Tax to the County Clerk each year on January 1st but no later than January 31.
If any person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, syndicate or association obtains a Rutherford County Beer Permit after January 31 of the year a privilege tax shall be due on the following prorated basis:

Month Prorated Privilege Tax Month Prorated Privilege Tax
January $100.00 July $49.98
February $91.63 August $41.65
March $83.30 September $33.32
April $74.97 October $24.99
May $66.64 November $16.66
June $58.31 December $8.33

Please Note: If a beer permit holder does not pay the Privilege Tax by January 31, the Rutherford County Beer Board shall suspend or revoke the beer permit or impose a civil penalty upon the owner of the beer permit if the Privilege Tax is not paid within ten (10) days after receiving notice of delinquency by certified mail from the Rutherford County Clerk. Where a Beer Permit has been revoked, no new Beer Permit shall be issued to permit the sale of beer on the same premises until after the expiration of one (1) year from the date the revocation becomes final and effective. The Rutherford County Beer Board, at its discretion, may determine that issuance of a Rutherford County Beer Permit before the expiration of one (1) year from the date of revocation becomes final is appropriate, if the individual applying for such issuance is not the original holder of the Beer Permit or any family member who could inherit from such individual under the statute of interstate succession.

Criminal Search on My Employees

Tennessee Code Annotated 57-5-105(a)(3) states..."No person, firm, joint-stock company, syndicate or association having at least a five (5%) percent interest in the beer establishment nor any person to be employed in the distribution or sale of beer be convicted of any violation of the laws against possession, sale, manufacture, or transportation of beer or other alcoholic beverages or any crime involving moral turpitude within the past ten (10) years".
Tennessee Code Annotated 57-5-105(a)(4) states..."No person employed by the applicant in such distribution or sale has been convicted of any violation of the laws against possession, sale, manufacture, or transportation of beer or other alcoholic beverages or any crime involving moral turpitude within the past ten (10) years".

To obtain a criminal check on your partners or employees, please take the following steps:
Murfreesboro City Court
111 West Vine Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
(615) 893-5210

Appear, in person, before a Clerk at Murfreesboro City Court located on the second floor of Murfreesboro City Hall.
Provide Identification such as a Driver's License to the Clerk.
Pay a fee of $5.00 to the Clerk. (Please note that this fee may change without prior notice.)
Rutherford County General Sessions Court
20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
(615) 898-7831

Appear, in person, before a Clerk at General Sessions Court located on the first floor of the Judicial Building.
Search said criminal check on computer.
No fee is required for this service. Please note that a charge may be accessed without prior notice.

 

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail countyclerk@rutherfordcountytn.gov.

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