Rutherford County to mail property taxes first week of October
The Rutherford County Trustee’s office will send out property taxes the first week of October.
Taxes collected from property owners and mortgage companies provide much of the funding to operate government and public education services in Rutherford County and county towns.
Trust staff collect property taxes for the county, Smyrna, and Eagleville, while Murfreesboro and La Vergne collect taxes for their towns. The trustee’s office is on the first floor of the Rutherford County Courthouse in the center of historic downtown Murfreesboro. The address is 1 S. Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Trustee Teb Batey’s office also collects property taxes through an online option at www.rctrustee.com. The office of the trustee can be reached by telephone by dialing 615-898-7705.
The 2022 property tax rates for the county and cities are listed at the bottom of this story.
County property taxpayers have until the end of February to pay their bills without having to pay late interest of 1.5% per month on the bill. Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville have the same deadline to pay taxes as the county. Murfreesboro homeowners have until the end of December without paying similar interest charges.
The tax bills are based on property appraisals and property assessment values from the staff of Rutherford County real estate appraiser Rob Mitchell. The total value of all assessments in the county is approximately $55 billion.
Combined county and city taxes total approximately $327.9 million.
Total county taxes on real and personal property are $239.5 million.
The property tax total for the cities combined (Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville) is nearly $88.4 million.
Assessments are 25% of the property’s assessed value for residential properties and 40% for commercial properties. The assessed value multiplied by the property tax rate for the county and cities determines the bills.
The department has 121,939 real estate parcels and 15,615 personal property accounts that are taxed, according to the Assessor’s Office.
The total of invoices sent by post is 75,756.
Mortgage companies handle tax bills for 59,279 accounts.
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Property tax rate for 2022
- Rutherford County – $1.6162 per $100.00 of taxable value.
- Town of Murfreesboro – $0.9526 per $100.00 of taxable value.
- City of La Vergne – $0.05363 per $100.00 of taxable value.
- City of Smyrna – $0.5257 per $100.00 of taxable value.
- Town of Eagleville – $0.4051 per $100.00 of taxable value.