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Rutherford County, TN Public Records

Circuit Court
20 N Public Sq, Rm 201
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/courts/
Hours: 8AM-4:15PM CST
F: 615-217-7118
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records: No expunged, sealed criminal records released
General Sessions Court
20 N Public Sq
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/courts/
Hours: 8AM-4:15PM CST
F: 615-898-7835
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Domestic, Juvenile, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Civil is in room 107, Criminal in room 101.
County Court
319 N Maple St, Ste 121
County Clerk's Office
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/county...
Hours: 8AM-4PM M-TH; 8AM-5PM F CST
P: 615-898-7800 ext. 4
F: 615-898-7830
Jurisdiction: Probate, Guardianship
The county clerk handles business licenses, marriage licenses, conservatorships, guardianships and the probating of estates (wills).
Chancery Court
20 Public Square North, Ste 302
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 http://rcchancery.com/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 615-898-7860
F: 615-849-9553
Jurisdiction: Civil, Probate
Types of cases handled by the Chancery Court include: Divorces, Child Support and Alimony, Delinquent Property Taxes, Trust Account for Minors, Adoptions, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Land Disputes, Workers' Compensation.

Rutherford County, TN Vital Records

Contact the Rutherford County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Rutherford County
Register of Deeds
319 N Maple St, Rm 133
Murfreesboro, TN 37133 rutherfordcountytn.gov/registerof...
8AM-4PM CST
Phone: 615-898-7870
Fax: 615-898-7987
Recorded Documents

Rutherford County Vital Certificates

Rutherford County Vital Certificates

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Rutherford County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 618.91 sq mi
Population (2009): 257,048
  • Females: 50.4%
  • White: 83.1%
  • Black/African American: 12.4%
  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 6.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 77.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 75,025
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 22.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.65
Housing Units (2000): 70,616
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.8%
Migration Flow to Rutherford County, TN from (2007-2008):

Rutherford County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $6,011,436
  • Construction: $410,464
  • Retail Trade: $377,234
  • Professional and Technical Services: $192,099
  • Healthcare: $561,441
  • Banking: $296,456
  • Retail Trade: $377,234
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $141,118
  • Manufacturing: $1,851,358
  • Farms: $-8,790
  • Government: $710,386
Employed (2000): 95,968
Unemployed (2000): 5,035
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,761
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $363,328 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $515,650 (thou. dol.)

Rutherford County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,976
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.4
Deaths (2007): 1,355
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 15
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.8

Rutherford County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,220
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 9
  • Forcible rape: 71
  • Robbery: 210
  • Aggravated Assault: 930
Property Crimes (2008): 7,748
  • Burglary: 2,019
  • Larceny-Theft: 5,274
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 455

Rutherford County Genealogy Records