Past News

PAWS Open House

Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Services is hosting an open house on Tuesday, January 26 from 4pm- 6:30pm. Meet staff, enjoy a tour of the facility, apply for the free spay program, get questions answered and more. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

It's that time of the year again to properly dispose of household hazardous waste in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro will host a collection on Saturday, November 7 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road in Murfreesboro.

Judicial Building Project Page

Rutherford County is building a new Judicial Complex to replace its existing outdated and undersized Judicial building. The structure will be situated three blocks north of the square and will face West Lytle Street, bordered by North Maple Street and North Church Street. Visit the Judicial Building Project page for up to date information, including the relocation addresses of the stores in the area.

Disposal Fee for Televisions & Computer Monitors

Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2015 all citizens will be required to pay a disposal fee for televisions and computer monitors. This is due to the hazardous material content that must be disposed of properly. This is the fee that the County is charged by the vendor for proper disposal; the County does not profit in any way from the fee. All other electronics, either with an electric cord or battery operated, are disposed of free-of-charge. Learn more.

Free Child's Car & Booster Seat Check

Parents who want to get their child's car and booster seats checked for safety may do so for free.The event will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Criminal Investigations Division Office at 964 New Salem Highway. Certified child safety seat technicians from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Rutherford County EMS and MFD and Rescue will examine the seats and show parents how to safely install the seats.

2013 Property Taxes

2013 property taxes must be received in the Trustee's Office no later than Friday, March 27th, 2015 by 4:30pm. The last day to pay with a credit card or E-check online or in the office is Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by 4:30pm. Learn More.

Lighting of the Rutherford County Christmas Tree

Mark your calendars! On December 5th at 6pm be sure to join us at the Historic Courthouse in the Square for the lighting of the Official Rutherford County Christmas Tree! Larry Flowers, WSMV-TV Channel 4 news reporter for Rutherford County, will serve as the evening's emcee. Former American Idol contestant Skyler Dixon will headline a local bill of talent including choirs from Scales and Overall Creek Elementary Schools, as well as St. Paul's Episcopal Church in addition to some unannounced surprises. The stars of the evening will be Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will join the county and city mayors in pulling the switch to light the magnificent evergreen.

Rutherford County to Honor Volunteers

Nominations for the Seventh Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted within our county. The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service. One youth and one adult volunteer will be selected in Rutherford County to receive this prestigious award. Nominees will be judged based on the community’s need of the volunteer service performed, initiative taken to perform the service, creativity used to solve a community problem, and impact of the volunteer service on the community. Learn more.

November 4th Election has Ended

Results for the November 4th Election have been posted, and are available for viewing on the Election Commission page. GIS has offered a visual representation of the results in a mapped form as well. All results are unofficial until approved by the Election Commission.

Rutherford County to Honor Volunteers

Nominations for the Seventh Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted within our county. The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service. Learn more about how to nominate someone here.

Dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste on November 1st

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County, and City of Murfreesboro governments are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road in Murfreesboro. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Read More

Operation: Rutherford Recycles

Operation: Rutherford Recycles is a new campaign that was made to raise awareness about recycling in Rutherford County. Recycling is an important issue in our community, and it will only become more important in the future. Follow Operation: Rutherford Recycles on their Facebook page to stay up to date on events and contests.

Oil-Based Paint Collection to be September 27th

In compliance with standards set by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Rutherford County will host an oil-based paint collection on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Recycling Center at 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, 37130. Learn More.

New Property Search App

The Rutherford County Property Assessor's new Property Search App is now available for free on the Property Assessor's website. Get it in the iTunes Store or Android Store today! These new apps were designed to assist property industry professionals and citizens to access data from the web via moblie devices. This allows them to search for property information in Rutherford County in a more convient manner. Please try these apps out and let us know how to improve them.

Early Voting Begins July 18th

Early voting for the Rutherford County General Election begins on Friday, July 18th. Click here to download a PDF on early voting times and locations. You can also visit the Election Commission page for more info on candidates and polling locations.

New Changes to Haley Road Recycling Center • July 4th, 2014

Effective July 4, 2014 The Rutherford County Solid Waste Department will now have new hours of operation at the Haley Road Recycling Center in Murfreesboro. Mac Nolen, Rutherford County Solid Waste Director states, “For over a decade the County operated several sites that were available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Haley Road is the last unmanned site, and unfortunately the County is no longer able to offer this type of service. Because it is unmanned, some citizens have abused and even vandalized facilities, and contaminated recycling commodities. We must change to operate more efficiently.”
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Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month • June 4th, 2014

June is Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month, do not forget the many cats and kittens at Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Services that are in need of a forever home. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens will be determined by the adopter during PAWS “Name Your Own Price” month long event. All of the cats available will be spayed or neutered, current on their rabies vaccination, feline distemper vaccination and have a feline leukemia test performed.

“We have been fortunate to offer our Name Your Own Price adoption fees for cats and kittens for some time. This has resulted in an increase in those adoptions of 35% this year alone. Unfortunately, we have numerous litters of kittens in the shelter that need a great home. We encourage folks to come to the shelter to pick out the perfect cat or kitten to add to their family.” states Michael Gregory, Rutherford County PAWS Director. Potential adopters will be screened using the shelter’s standard adoption procedure.

RCTV Maintenance • May 19th, 2014

RCTV will be down Friday, May 23rd from 9-5pm for maintenance. If you need to see any of our past videos please visit the Rutherford County YouTube page.

Rutherford County Republican Primary Election • May 6th, 2014

At 7:00pm the polls closed for the Rutherford County Republican Primary Election. For more information on this and upcoming elections, visit the Election Commission page.

Election results will stream live on RCTV, and detailed results will be posted as they are received here.

New PSA for Alert Rutherford • April 28th, 2014

Alert Rutherford - The County Emergency Notification System provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from all jurisdictions within Rutherford County to your cell, work or home phone, via text, email or voice message. Receive notifications about emergencies that may affect your home, workplace, child's school, parents' home, or any other locations within Rutherford County. View the new PSA video to learn more.

2014 City of Murfreesboro Municipal Election • April 15th, 2014

The Murfreesboro Municipal Election was held today. Detailed results are posted here on the Election Commission Webpage.

2014 Rutherford County Annual Rabies Clinics • April 10, 2014

Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Services, in cooperation with the Rutherford County Veterinary Society, will hold the annual Rabies Vaccination Clinics in Rutherford County starting Monday, April 21st through Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Residents are encouraged to contact their veterinarian for hours, locations and pricing. PAWS will be offering this service along with microchipping at their location at 285 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro from 12pm-6pm Monday to Friday and from 11am-2pm on Saturday. Learn More.

Register of Deeds Now Accepts Records Electronically • March 12, 2014

Rutherford County is now ready to electronically record your documents. Sending your documents electronically for recording helps you save time and money. All you need is a PC, scanner, and high-speed internet access. Visit the Register of Deeds E-Recording webpage for more information.

Rutherford County's New Site Design Launches • March, 2014

The Rutherford County Government has launched its new website design making it easier to navigate. From social media links to departmental listings and current information, it’s all right here. Take a look around and let us know what you think. Please submit any comments or inform us of issues using the website contact form here. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the new layout and design.

Online Vendor Registration Offered • January 14, 2014

Rutherford County is pleased to now offer free and easy online vendor registration, powered by Vendor Registry. To register as a vendor of Rutherford County, please click here and follow the directions provided. To register as a vendor of Rutherford County Schools, click here.