RUTHERFORD COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSOR

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Congrats!

 

On Wednesday July 3rd, Elyse Johnson  was awarded the Rutherford County Property Assessor Quarterly Employee Recognition Award. Elyse is in our mapping department, she has been loyally serving the county for over 40 years. Her mapping knowledge, experience in many departments of the Property Assessor's Office, and dedication to our office and the county is why she was chosen to receive this award.   Her name will be placed on the Employee of the Quarter Plaque in our main lobby.

Thank you Elyse! Our staff of knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly professionals is ready to serve you. If at any time you have a question about an assessment, a Change Notice or any other issue pertaining to your county property appraisals, please contact us. You can call our office at 615-898-7750 or come by our office at 319 Maple Street, Suite 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Our normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday excluding holidays.


News

  • DEADLINE REMINDER:
    All Greenbelt and Forestry applications are due to the Property Assessor’s Office by March 1st. A reminder notice will be sent out this week to all accounts that qualify. To apply, you may fill out an application in our office or you may also call the office and request an application be mailed to you. You must return the notarized application along with a $12 recording fee made payable to the Rutherford County Register of Deeds to our office.

    Please note:

    • The completed applications are due by March 1st, 2019

    • The application MUST BE NOTARIZED

    • It must be the updated application from our office.

    If you have any questions regarding your account or the application, please give our office a call, 615-898-7750! Jennifer Sanborn, in our greenbelt department, will be more than happy to help you!

  • Beginning January 28, 2019, Verizon Wireless Customers will no longer receive automatic text alerts from the Rutherford County Property Assessor's Office. What can you do? For continuing text alerts from the Rutherford County Property Assessor's Office, download the mobile app or enable email notifications, both - free of charge. The team with REMIND is hard at work searching for solutions that will allow messaging to continue through REMIND for Verizon without the mobile app!

  • Congrats to our office for being awarded 2018 Winners of the TNAAO Excellence in Operations Award! Our staff works very hard to ensure that we help meet all of Rutherford County needs! Thank you for letting us serve you!


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  • Who We Are

    We have prepared this site with the purpose of providing the information and tools needed to understand property assessments and appraisal methods. Also available to you is access to many resources through the Assessor’s Office such as downloadable forms and interactive tools that could save you considerable time and effort.

    The Rutherford County Assessor of Property is required to locate, classify and set an appraised value on all taxable property located in Rutherford County and any improvements on it for assessment purposes according to the laws of the State of Tennessee. The exception being for public utility and railroad properties whose value is determined by the Office of State Assessed Properties. We currently have over 111,000 individual real property and approximately 13,000 business personal property accounts.

    The Assessor's office is also responsible for determining the value of Tangible Personal Property, i.e., equipment, vehicles, electronics, etc. of businesses. This value is determined by filing a tangible personal property schedule with our office each year.

    The office hears property owner appeals relative to the value the office has set on their real and personal property. If the appeal cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the property owner, appeals may be filed with the Rutherford County Board of Equalization.

    Assessments provide the basis for determining the amount of real and personal property tax the property owner must pay; however, other offices and entities substantially influence the amount of tax the property owner ultimately pays. The county or city legislative body determines the tax rate.

    Please remember that the Assessor’s office does not raise or lower your tax rate; that is a function of the County Commission. The Assessor does, however, strive to effectively administer Tennessee tax law and fairly appraise all property subject to taxation as mandated by the General Assembly.

    Our staff of knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly professionals is ready to serve you. If at any time you have a question about an assessment or any other issue pertaining to county property appraisals, please call us.

    If you would like to schedule Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to speak at your next event or function, please contact the Assessor's Office at 615-898-7750 or email Assessor Mitchell at [email protected]

    TNAAO Excellence in Operations Award

    CTR Workshop

    This is a seminar is a workshop with county and city officials explaining how to calculate the revenue neutral tax rate during a revaluation year. Even though we do it on a regular basis it is done infrequently. I believed we should all have a refresher the topic to make certain the rates are accurate.

    How Does Property Assessment Work?

    History of Taxation