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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

 

Appointment of Conservator or Guardian

To be appointed Conservator of an incompetent person or Guardian of a minor child an attorney must first be retained. The attorney will prepare the appropriate documents to be filed with the court and make an appointment with one of the General Sessions Judges to hear the request for appointment of Conservator or Guardian.

Office of the General Sessions Judges
20 Public Square North
Judicial Building, Suite 301
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 217-1138
Fax: (615) 217-1140

Once the General Sessions Judge has heard the request and has signed the Order appointing the Conservator or Guardian, the newly appointed Conservator or Guardian is required to file the court documents and the signed Order with the Rutherford County Clerk.

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

Bond of Conservator or Guardian

Before the Conservator or Guardian can officially perform the duties as required by law a Bond must be filed with the Rutherford County Clerk, unless otherwise noted in the Order signed by the General Sessions Judge. The General Sessions Judge will set the dollar amount of the Bond. The Bond can be issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Tennessee or may be issued by two personal sureties (two people who own real estate in the State of Tennessee). The two personal sureties are required to appear, in person, before the Rutherford County Clerk to sign the Bond.

Court Costs – Fees

Once the documents have been filed, court costs is required to be paid to the Rutherford County Clerk in the amount of $214.85. The court costs includes filing the petition and Order appointing the Conservator or Guardian, Litigation Tax and the issuance of one letter of Conservatorship or Guardianship. Additional court costs may apply; therefore please refer to the price list below.

$12.00 – for entering order appointing guardian ad litem.
$6.00 – for issuing additional letters of conservatorship or guardianship.
$2.00 – for making certified copies of documents, per page – plus $2.00 for attaching the seal.
$0.50 – for making photocopies of documents, per page.
$10.00 – for filing inventory.
$12.00 – for filing and entering order to record inventory.
$22.00 – for entering order increasing bonds of conservators or guardians and recording bond.
$40.00 – for filing and recording annual accountings of conservators or guardians plus $1.00 for each additional page of accounting in excess of three (3) pages.
$40.00 – for filing and recording final accounting of conservators or guardians plus $1.00 for each additional page of accounting in excess of three (3) pages.

Inventory of Conservator or Guardian

Upon being appointed Conservator of an incompetent person or Guardian of a minor child, the Conservator or Guardian is required to file an Inventory of the Estate with the Rutherford County Clerk within sixty (60) days of appointment.

Annual or Final Accounting of Conservator or Guardian

The Conservator or Guardian is required to file an Annual Accounting Form, once a year, with the Rutherford County Clerk unless otherwise noted in the Order signed by the General Sessions Judge.

The Conservator or Guardian is required to file a Final Accounting Form with the Rutherford County Clerk upon the death of the incompetent person or minor child or at such time the ward is no longer in need of a Conservator or Guardian.

 

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

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