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

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

New Location:

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

Hours of Operation

8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-5:00 Friday

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

We accept:

*No out of state checks

**Please note that if you choose to use any of the cards listed above, a service charge of 2.25% plus .25 cents will apply to the total charge. This service fee is administered through a third party and Rutherford County Clerk does not receive these fees.


Notary Name Change Application and Instructions

To change the name on an existing Notary Public for the State of Tennessee, please complete the following:

File one of the following Rider Bonds showing the name change with the County Clerk:

  • a surety bond from an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Tennessee

  • a surety bond signed by two (2) people who own real property in the State of Tennessee. When notified that your Notary Public for the State of Tennessee Commission has been received, both personal sureties will be required, to appear in person, to sign your bond in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk.

File a certified copy of the document proving the change of name such as:

  • Marriage Certificate

  • Divorce Decree

  • Name Change Order from the Court

File the original Notary Public Commission issued by the Secretary of State.

Pay a recording fee of $7.00.  The Clerk's office accepts notarized applications only.  Should the applicant appear before us with an unsigned application, a member of the Clerk's staff will witness the applicant's signature and notarize for an additional fee of $2.25.

After the above mentioned steps have been filed in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk, the County Clerk will then order your Notary Public for the State of Tennessee Commission from the Tennessee Secretary of State. Once the Notary Public Commission has been issued, you will be notified by the County Clerk to appear, in person, before the County Clerk to take your Oath of Office before obtaining the Commission.


If you have any questions or comments please e-mail