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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.


Vehicle Emissions Testing Exemptions

All vehicles are required to complete Vehicle Emissions Testing except as follows:

  • If vehicle was built in 1974 or before.

  • If vehicle has a GVWR greater than 10,500 lbs.

  • If exemption exists, owner must complete and sign a Inspection Exemption Form. Please visit How To Apply For A Vehicle Exemption for additional information and click here to download the current form.

If vehicle is out of emissions testing area when tags expire. In such circumstances, the State offers a temporary exemption for vehicles that fall into this category. The first step is to fill out the Application for Vehicle Exemption and return it to the address shown below. Please do not return this application to the clerk's office. The Division will review your application for completeness. If the vehicle qualifies, a Certificate of Exemption will be mailed approximately 60 days before the tags expire. This certificate will be a substitution for having the vehicle tested at this time. The exemption must be submitted to the clerk's office upon renewal of the vehicle's registration. When the vehicle returns to the emissions testing area, it must be taken to one of the testing centers for an emissions test. Mail the testing Certificate of Compliance to the following address:

Division of Air Pollution Control
Mobile & Air Resources Management Program
401 Church St. L & C Annex 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (615) 532-0534 or the testing Hotline (615) 532-TEST.


If you have any questions or comments please e-mail