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Offices

Murfreesboro
319 N Maple St.
Suite 121
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7800
Fax: (615) 898-7830

Smyrna
205 I St.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-9692
Fax: (615) 355-4118

New Location:
Eagleville

Eagleville City Hall
108 S. Main St
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 274-2922


Hours of Operation

Murfreesboro/Smyrna
8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-5:00 Friday

Eagleville
Open the first working
day of each week,
(one day per week)
8am-4pm
Office building closing one hour for lunch 12pm-1pm


We accept:
Cash
Checks*


*No out of state checks

 

Boat Registration Renewal

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will mail renewal form “Application for Boat Certificate of Number” to current boat owner to complete and return along with the boat registration fee to the following address:

Boat Registration
P. O. Box 41729
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-1729

Renewal form “Application for Boat Certificate of Number” may also be obtained by calling the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at (615) 781-6522 or may be obtained in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Boat Registration Fees

Boat Registration Fees shown on form "Application for Boat Certificate of Number" and are made payable to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fees cannot be transferred or refunded. Do not send cash for renewal of boat registration.

Registration for Boat Purchased from Dealer

If boat &/or trailer are purchased from a Tennessee dealer, the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk does not collect the Tennessee State Sales Tax. The dealer will issue form “Application for Boat Certificate of Number” to customer upon dealer certifying payment of sales tax on the said form. If the dealer does not have the form in stock, please contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at (615) 781-6522 or the form may be obtained in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Please note that the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk does not complete the certification…only the dealer in this instance.

Registration for Boat Purchased from Individual

To register a boat bought from an individual, the applicant must present a Notarized Bill of Sale reflecting the sellers signature has been notarized. The bill of sale must include the make, year, length and manufacturer's ID number (if the boat was manufactured after November 30, 1972), TN NUMBERS (If having been previously registered in Tennessee.)

Please contact the Rutherford County Clerk's office for questions regarding the registration of boats and watercraft.

Tennessee State Sales Tax will be collected by the County Clerk. Contact the office for sales tax fees.

Once the sales tax and the $7.00 certification fee has been paid to the Rutherford County Clerk, the boat owner will be required to mail form “Application for Boat Certification Number” to the following address with the appropriate registration fees as noted on the form:

Boat Registration
P. O. Box 41729
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-1729

Registration and License Plate for Boat Trailer

The State of Tennessee does not require boat trailers to be registered or licensed; however, other states may require boat trailer owners to do so. Because of the differences in laws from state to state, it is strongly recommended that all boat trailers be titled and registered if the boat trailer will be traveling outside the boundaries of the State of Tennessee. It is also strongly recommended that all boat trailers be titled and registered due to theft problems. A boat trailer can be traced much easier if titled and registered.

Registration for Trailer Purchased from Dealer…

Boat Trailer Purchased from an Individual That has Previously Been Titled
To title and register a boat trailer purchased from an individual that has previously been titled, please submit the title signed on the back by the previous owner to the Rutherford County Clerk. The new boat trailer owner will also be required to pay Tennessee State Sales Tax and a fee of $25.25.

 

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail mvdcountyclerk@rutherfordcountytn.gov.

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