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

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

New Location:

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

Hours of Operation

8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-5:00 Friday

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

We accept:

*No out of state checks

**Please note that if you choose to use any of the cards listed above, a service charge of 2.25% plus .25 cents will apply to the total charge. This service fee is administered through a third party and Rutherford County Clerk does not receive these fees.


Emissions Testing

Take your vehicle to one of the official vehicle emissions inspection stations, and bring your title and/or vehicle registration documentation. You can have your vehicle tested at any testing station regardless of where your vehicle is registered.

Fees are $10.00 cash, credit and debit cards. No bills larger than $20 accepted.

**Effective, July 1, 2014 the emissions test will change to $9.00.

Once your vehicle has satisfied the test requirements, you can renew your registration online or in person. You can mail or take your renewal form, your emissions compliance certificate, and the proper fees to the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk.

Emissions tests are valid for 90 days.

Safety Considerations – Your vehicle may not be tested if:

  • It has fuel, oil, or coolant leaks

  • It has visible smoke It has excessive exhaust leaks

  • The idle is not set to factory specifications

  • It doesn't have catalytic converter(s)

  • The inspector would have to reach more than elbow's length under the vehicle to insert the sampling probe.

Helpful Tip: Always have the vehicles engine warmed to operating condition prior to testing To avoid potential long wait times, avoid testing at the end of the month and on Tuesdays.

New Testing Requirements

Beginning April 1, 2005, two new classes of motor vehicles must pass an emissions test before they can be registered in Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson Counties.The vehicles subject to testing are:

  • Gasoline-powered vehicles 1975 and newer with a gross vehicle weight 10,500 pounds or less; previous limit was 8500 pounds; weight information is located on the vehicle's door jam.

  • Diesel-powered vehicles 1975 and newer with a gross vehicle weight 10,500 pounds or less; diesel vehicles were not previously inspected.

While the majority of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles will be subject to testing, electric cars, motorcycles and antiques are among a limited group of exempt vehicles. For more information, please call (615) 399-8995 or visit the web site.

Light-duty motor vehicles are major sources of air pollution that leads to smog, or ozone. Vehicle inspection programs reduce ozone, a major public health hazard. The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board's new rules are designed to improve air quality by expanding the testing of motor vehicle emissions in Middle Tennessee.

Most motorists have easy access to specially designed, high-volume inspection stations within five miles of their home, or along their normal daily commute. The Middle Tennessee vehicle inspection program began in 1985; it eliminated nearly 70,000 tons of pollution from 1996-2002.

Questions? Please call (615) 399-8995 or visit the web site: