County and City Fire Marshals Lift Ban on Open Burning

Rutherford County - TN (October 13, 2022) Fire Marshals from Rutherford County Fire & Rescue and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department have lifted the ban on open burning in their respective jurisdictions. Starting Saturday, October 15th , anyone wishing to burn must call Tennessee State Forestry at 877-350-2876, to request a burn permit. A permit is required every year between the time period of October 15th – May15th.

Labor Day

Rutherford County Offices will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

PlanRutherford Community Meetings Announced

Community open houses for PlanRutherford, the County’s Comprehensive Plan update, have been scheduled. PlanRutherford will provide the framework for growth in unincorporated Rutherford County and address other quality of life matters for the county. The information shared during this initial set of meetings will help identify potential solutions and actions upon which the community will provide feedback. These meetings will focus on learning more about changes and issues that impact residents now and may in the future and creating a community vision and priorities for Rutherford County.

Rutherford County disburses over $26 million in emergency rental and utility assistance since the program began in March 2021

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Relief Program was developed in an effort to support renters who were struggling to pay rent and utilities due to loss of wages/income as a result of the pandemic.  The program was designed to help the residents of Rutherford County maintain their housing and avoid eviction.  The program provided much needed relief to landlords as well.  The successful Emergency Rental program has helped over 3200 households in Rutherford County.  Residents of Rutherford County that are still in need of assistance are encouraged to apply with the Tennesssee Housing Development

Resolution Brought Forward by Rutherford County Representative Would Stop Outside Trash From Entering Rutherford County Landfill

At the Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Board meeting on April 7th, Rutherford County Representative Donna Barrett introduced a resolution that states that the region will prohibit the acceptance of trash from outside counties, including from Davidson County. The Board then moved the resolution forward for consideration following a public hearing at the Board’s next meeting.

Kittrell Public Health & Safety Groundbreaking

Rutherford County broke ground last week for the Kittrell Health & Public Safety Building, the second of six public safety buildings to be positioned in rural areas of the County.

The Kittrell Health & Public Safety Building is one of six public safety buildings made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus Recovery Funds issued from the federal government in 2021.