Here is an updated list of local government functions that have changed because of the COVID-19 coronavirus situation.

Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Schools’ Central Office is closed to the public.

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron is urging all citizens to follow federal and state guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 and social distancing but is not currently placing restrictions on local businesses.

“We will continue to work with our state and local health departments to provide guidance based upon their recommendations,” said Ketron.

Ketron made the decision to limit public meetings to standing committees and full commission meetings until further notice. For committees, only committee members will be allowed in the meeting room, but the meeting will be broadcast live into the main courtroom for others wishing to attend.

Signs have been placed at the Rutherford County Judicial Center notifying the public that admission to the building is limited until March 31.

The Juvenile Court of Rutherford County has limited permitted in-court proceedings to attorneys, witnesses, deputies, court officers, and other necessary persons as determined by the judge until March 31.

All jurors who are summoned to report for jury service on March 26, at 1 p.m. have been rescheduled to Monday, April 6, at 8:30 a.m.

Building and Codes has asked builders, developers, and subcontractors to conduct transactions by phone or electronically. Inspections will be carried out without disruption.

Rutherford County Clerk

Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell said that her offices are closed to the public for inside services until further notice.

The website is There is a chat system during business hours.

A drive-through is open for vehicle registration. Tag renewals may also be handled by phone using a credit or debit card.

Marriage licenses will be processed by appointment only. Only the couple will be allowed to enter the office.

Business hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Murfreesboro number is (615) 898-7800. The Smyrna number is (615) 459-9692.

City of Murfreesboro

Government meetings: The city is discouraging citizens from attending city council meetings in person until further notice. All scheduled public hearings for March 19 will be rescheduled to the end of April.

The public is encouraged to watch the meetings on CityTV or the City’s Facebook Page as in-person attendance by members of the public.

City Court: The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended all in-person court proceedings through Tuesday, March 31. Cases are being rescheduled. 

Murfreesboro Greenway System including trailheads and restrooms, the trails at Barfield Crescent Park, parks and playgrounds are open.

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