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Application and Special Event Permit

Special Events held within the city limits require a Special Event Permit approved by the City Manager.

"Special Event" is defined as "Any event which occurs in whole or in part on public property or public right-of-way which affects the ordinary use of public streets, rights-of-way, sidewalks or other public infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to, parades, fairs, carnivals, foot races, bicycle races, and block parties. Private gatherings which make no use of public property or streets other than for lawful parking are not included, unless the event constitutes a use of private property that is not usual or customary for that property and zoning district, and any of the following apply: (a) event duration of more than two consecutive days or two consecutive weekends, (b) overnight camping, (c) sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages, including beer, or (d) estimated daily attendance of more than 250 people." (City Code Chapter 21, Article II: Special Events)

No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any special event unless a permit has been granted by the City Manager.  Exceptions, where a special event permit is not required: (1) funeral processions; (2) wedding processions; (3) governmental agencies acting within the scope of their functions; and (4) spontaneous events occasioned by news or affairs coming into public knowledge within five days of such public assembly so long as the ability of pedestrians and motor vehicles to use public streets and sidewalks is not compromised.

The application must be received at City Hall at least thirty (30) days before the scheduled special event and must be approved by the City Manager. An earlier filing is highly encouraged to facilitate the application review process.  Completed applications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or delivered to:
 
Traffic Engineering Department
111 W. Vine St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Fax: 615-849-2606
Email: rbalachandran@murfreesborotn.gov

Application to Serve on a City Board or Commission
If you are interested in serving on a city board or commission, please download this form and submit it to the city.
Boards and Commissions
This is a list of citizens serving on the various boards and commissions of the City.
Questionnaire for Appointment to Board / Commission
A completed questionnaire is requested from any city of Murfreesboro resident who wishes to serve on a city board or commission. Fax the questionnaire to the Mayor's Office at 615-849-2679, or deliver to:
111 W. Vine St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

Civic Plaza

Form Directions
Civic Plaza Use Fee Schedule Review the fees associated with using the plaza. Submit to the Urban Environment Department.
Civic Plaza Use Guidelines and Regulations Learn the rules and guidelines of using the Civic Plaza. Submit to the Urban Environment Department.
Civic Plaza Use Request Form Request the use of the Civic Plaza. Submit to the Submit to the Urban Environment Department.

Finance & Tax

Form Description
Hotel - Motel Tax Form Hotels and motels should fill out and submit this form by the 20th of the current month to reflect occupancy during the month preceding.

Building & Codes

Form Description
Accessory Structure
Fence permit informational brochure.
Affidavit of Compliance - Residential
Compliance regulations for residential properties.
Affidavit of Exemption
Details about exemption.
Application for a Sign Variance
Apply for a sign variance.
Building Permit Application
Addition and Remodel, Form 2011.
Building Permit Application
Commercial fences, tents, and construction trailers application.
Building Permit Application
Residential accessory structure application.
Building Permit Request
Residential Building Permit request.
Electrical Permit
All other than one to two or multi-family electrical permit.
Electrical Permit
One and two or multi-family construction electrical permit.
Final Inspection Deposit Agreement
Agreement for final inspections.
Flag Pole Permit
Get a permit for a flag pole.
Gas Permit Request
Get a gas permit.
Gateway Design Review Committee Application
Application process for the Gateway Design Review Committee.
Home Building Manual
Manual for home building.
Home Owner Agreement
Certify that you are the home owner.
Inspection Request
Request an inspection of your property.
Land Disturbance Permit Application
Apply for a Land Disturbance Permit.
Local Code Adoption Ordinances
Learn the different ordinances to ensure you stay on code.
Mechanical Permit Request
Get a mechanical permit.
Onsite Interstate Signs
Plan requirements and application for plan review.
Onsite Permanent Ground Sign
Plan requirements and application for plan review.
Onsite Permanent Sign
Plan requirements and application for plan review.
Onsite Permanent Sign (Avenue)
Plan requirements and application for plan review specific to the Avenue.
Onsite Permanent Sign (MTMC)
Plan requirements and application for plan review specific to Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
Onsite Permanent Sign (Stones River)
Plan requirements and application for plan review specific to Stones River Mall.
Plans Review Checklist and Application
Requirements and application for plan review.
Sign Ordinance
The city's sign ordinance regulates the location, size, placement, and features of signs.

Communications

Form Description
Cable TV Complaint Form If you are a city resident and have contacted Comcast cable about a problem or question but have been unsuccessful in resolving your issue, feel free to complete the online Cable TV Complaint Form for resolution.
CityTV Programming Schedule CityTV Programming schedule lists when city council meetings and other government meetings and programs will be broadcast.
Programming Policy and Procedures for CityTV CityTV programming policy and procedures govern the program sources, priorities and scheduling for the city's government access channel.

Community Development

Form Description
Affordable Housing Assistance Brochure Get information about getting assistance on affordable housing.
Fair Housing Brochure Information regarding fair housing in the city.
Housing Rehab Family Survey Survey for a family housing rehab.
Housing Rehab Owner's Manual Owner's manual for housing rehab facility.
Housing Rehab Policies and Procedures Manual All important information about housing rehab.

Planning & Engineering

Form Description
Board of Zoning Appeals Overview The BZA Overview is a summary of the Murfreesboro Board of Zoning Appeals and the requirements for granting variances and special use permits. Its next agenda is available by clicking on BZA Agenda. For the current year's meeting dates and deadlines, click BZA Calendar.

To bring a matter to the BZA, fill out this application and submit it to Murfreesboro's Planning and Engineering Department at:
111 W. Vine St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Murfreesboro's Historic Zoning Commission meets at 3:30 p.m. every third Tuesday to review, among other things, applications for building or demolition permits within Murfreesboro historic district overlay.

See more information on the origin of the commission and its various duties by visiting their section on the website.
FAQ (Growth Policy) Public Chapter 1101 The Tennessee General Assembly enacted Public Chapter 1101 in 1998 and this pamphlet explains how this new law affects countywide growth policy, municipal boundary changes through annexation, and the incorporation of new municipalities.
Land Disturbance Permit Application
Apply for a Land Disturbance Permit.
Street Design Specifications The purpose of these design specifications is to provide adequate standards for the construction of public street and drainage infrastructure that is in the best interest of the health, safety, welfare, aesthetics, convenience, and prosperity of the community.
Subdivision Regulations These subdivision regulations are designed to encourage the development of sound, healthful, and economically stable residential, commercial, industrial, and public areas.
Zoning Map For the latest department projects and the current year's Planning Commission meeting dates and deadlines, visit the Planning Commission section.
Zoning Ordinance The Zoning Ordinance establishes classifications, regulations and restrictions for the location of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional uses.

This download includes procedures, definitions, illustrations and other requirements for zoning, variances, special use permits, annexation, and development in the city.

Police Department

Form Description
Alarm Permit
Get information regarding the different alarm permits.

Senior Center

Form Description
Senior Center Newsletter This calendar lists the classes, trips and other events for the current month at the St. Clair Senior Center.

Solid Waste

Form Description
Garbage and Yard Waste Ordinance This document provides rules for garbage refuse, yard waste, bulk items, bagging, etc.

Transportation

Form Description
Sidewalk Cafe Application and License Information regarding applications and licenses dealing with sidewalk cafe's.
Transportation Improvements Projects The city's transportation director maintains a list of over 30 street projects, their status, funding, and construction schedule. This download should answer your questions about when a project will be completed. A schedule of projects soon to be let for bids is available online.

Urban Environmental

  Description
Agreement To Landscape In City Easement
Stay up to standards of city code.
Civic Plaza Use Fee Schedule
Review the fees associated with using the plaza. Submit to the Urban Environment Department.
Civic Plaza Use Guidelines and Regulations
Learn the rules and guidelines of using the Civic Plaza. Submit to the Urban Environment Department.Click to edit
Civic Plaza Use Request Form
Request the use of the Civic Plaza. Submit to the Submit to the Urban Environment Department.
Crape Myrtles
Get information on Crape Myrtles.
DRC - Notice of Completion
Find out what to do when you are complete with changes.
Landscaping Certificate of Compliance
Learn about the Landscaping Certificate of Compliance.
Landscaping Ordinance
Review the landscape ordinance of the city.
Letter of Credit
View the letter of credit.
Performance Bond Learn about the Performance Bond
Site Plan Review Checklist
Be prepared for any site plan review.
Tree Management Ordinance
Read the ordinance about tree management.
Tree Work Permit
Get a permit for tree work.
Undesirable Plant List
List of plants that are undesirable and should be avoided.

Water Resources

Cross Connection Department
 
Certified Plumbers List
A list of certified plumbers for cross connection devices.
Control Statement
If an irrigation system is supplied by a well or river the Water Resources Department requires you to fill out this form.
Program Procedures Manual
All cross-connection control requirements includes approved devices and installation criteria.
Customer Service Department
 
Agreement for Service Terms and Conditions
Agreement for service terms and conditions
Bank Draft Form
Pay your monthly water bill by automatic debit of your bank account.
Bank Draft Termination or Change
To terminate or change the automatic debit of your bank account for your monthly water bill.
Leak Adjustment Form
If you experience a leak that causes your bill to be higher than normal, contact customer service for an adjustment.
Leak Adjustment Policy
Policy for leak adjustments.
Pool Adjustment
You may be eligible for an adjustment when filling your swimming pool
Request for New Service (Business)
Business or corporate request for new service
Request for New Service (Residential)
Residential request for new service
Sample Bill
An example of how to read your water bill.
Engineering
 
Bond for Performance
Surety bond for water and sewer line construction
Contract
Development contract for water and sewer projects
Fence agreement in an easement
Agreement for fencing in a water or sewer easement
Landscape agreement in an easement
Agreement for landscaping in a water or sewer easement
Sign agreement in an easement
Agreement for signs in a water or sewer easement
Letter of Credit
Surety for water and sewer line construction
Procedural Guidelines Ver 4.0
 The purpose of this Policies, Procedures and General Design Requirements guidelines manual (“Guidelines”) is to provide a guide to the Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (“MWSD”) procedures for handling the multitude of service requests received. This Manual will also provide a listing of the general design criteria for each of the three types of systems the Department operates and maintains; domestic water, sanitary sewer, and repurified water. Additionally, MWSD administers the City’s stormwater utility and inspects construction sites and privately operated and maintained stormwater quality BMP’s.
Sewer Charge Reduction
stormwater quality BMP’s.
FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Department
 
FOG Management Policy
Management policy for Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Program
Grease Interceptor Information
Information on grease interceptors
Wastewater Grease Interceptor Trap Application
Application for grease interceptors
Grease Control Equipment Sizing Worksheet
A worksheet for sizing grease control equipment
Industrial Customers Department
 
Application for Industrial Discharge Permit
Application for industrial discharge permit
Enforcement Response Plan
Enforcement Response Plan for Industrial Customers
Fiberglass Monitoring Manhole Specifications
Specifications for Fiberglass Monitoring Manholes
Hauled Septage Discharge Permit Application
Hauled Septage Discharge Permit Application
Hauled Septage Discharge Permit Special Permit Conditions
Hauled Septage Discharge Permit Special Permit Conditions
Sewer Usage and Specifications Ordinance
Sewer Usage and Specifications Ordinance
Surcharges for Excessive and High Strength Discharges
Surcharges for Excessive and High Strength Discharges
Surveillance Fees
Surveillance Fees
Stormwater Department
 
Application for Credit
The purpose of this form is for one to apply to the City of Murfreesboro for a reduction in the storm water user fee that has been applied to your property.
Credit Appeals Stormwater User Fee
The city of Murfreesboro (City) stormwater user fee is a mechanism for recovering the costs of operating and maintaining the City’s stormwater management system.
Stormwater User Fee Ordinance
Ordinance for Stormwater User Fees
Stormwater User Fee Resolution
Resolution for Stormwater User Fees
Engineering Construction and Maintenance

Post Construction Standards and Forms
Stomwater Quality Requirements
Post Construction Stormwater Forms
Maintenance Plans, agreements and recordkeeping for stormwater quality management controls.
Land Disturbance Permitting
 
Application for Land Disturbance Permit
Application for Land Disturbance Permit
Construction Activity Inspection
Construction Activity Inspection Form
Contact Information to Post On-Site
Contact information to post on-site
Documents to Post On-Site
Documents to post near construction entrance
EPSC Plan Checklist
Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Plan Checklist
Notice of Intent
Notice of Intent (NOI) for General NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities
Notice of Termination
This form is required to be submitted when requesting termination of coverage from the CGP.
Pre-Construction EPSC checklist
Pre-Construction Activity Inspection Checklist
Project Information to Post On-Site
Project Informaton to post on-site
Residential Lot Level EPSC Diagrams
One and Two Family Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Plan
Residential Lot Level EPSC Guide
One- and Two-Family Residential Construction Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Best Management Practices Manual
TDECC SWPP Checklist
TDECC SWPP Checklist
Twice Weekly Inspection Forms
Construction Stormwater Inspection Certification (Twice-Weekly Inspections)
Maintenance Plans and Agreements
 
Legal Description Example
Legal Description to be attached to stormwater operation and maintenance agreement
Maintenance Checklist Filtration
Operations and Maintenance Inpsection Report for Filtration Activity
Maintenance Checklist Infiltration Trench
Operation and Maintenance Inspection Report for Infiltration Trenches
Maintenance Checklist Ponds
Operation and Maintenance Inspection Report for Stormwater Management Ponds
Maintenance Checklist Swales Channels Filters Strips
Operation and Maintenance Inspection Report for Enhanced Swales / Grass Channels / Filter Strips
Stormwater Maintenance Corp LLC
Inspection and Maintenance Agreement for private stormwater management facilities - Corporate and LLC
Stormwater Maintenance Individual
Inspection and Maintenance Agreement for Private Stormwater Management Facilities - Individual Owner
Stormwater Maintenance Partner
Inspection and Maintenance Agreement for Private Stormwater Management Facilities - Partnership
Monitoring and Assessments
 
2010 Town Creek Watershed IDDE
Illicit Discharge Detection Elimination 2010 Town Creek Watershed Conducted by Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department June 2010
2011 Dry Weather Screening and Illicit Discharge Detection Elimination
2011 Dry Weather Screening and Illicit Discharge Detection Elimination (West Fork Stones River Watershed)
2012 Lytle Creek Watershed Illicit Discharge Detection Elimination
2012 Lytle Creek Watershed Illicit Discharge Detection Elimination October 22-24, 2012 Including Town Creek, and Spring Branch
EFSR 2011 VSA Watershed Characterization
 
Quality Design Manuals
 
Appendix D Stormwater Control Design Examples
Stormwater Control Design Examples
Certification of Stormwater Quality Controls
The purpose of this form is for the engineer to certify that stormwater runoff quality controls have been installed for post-construction/permanent treatment of the runoff from a new or redevelopment project.
LID Option
Determine the criteria associated with small sites employing low impact development (LID) techniques in lieu of requiring extended detention of the streambank protection volume.
Manufactured Treatment Devices
The purpose of this memorandum is to describe the method by which the City will evaluate the effectiveness of manufactured treatment devices (“vaults”), especially those available from commercial vendors.
PCR Stormwater Requirements
New development and redevelopment involving increase of 10,000 square feet of impervious area, on a lot or within a common plan of development of at least one acreClick to edit
Record of Revisions
Record of Revisions to the Murfreesboro Stormwater Planning and Low Impact Design Guide
Stormwater Controls Manual
 
Stormwater Management Record Sheet
 
Stormwater Planning Low Impact Design Guide
 
Water Quality Design Stormwater
Water Quality Design for Stormwater
Wetlands and Water Quality Treatment
Use of wetlands to meet stormwater quality and quantity management requirements
Regulations and Forms
 
Stormwater Management Code
Sets general policy and stormwater management program direction and is supported and enforced through other more detailed regulations.
Runoff Reduction and Green Infrastructure
 
Growth and Water Resources
EPA Brochure showing the Link Between Land Use and Water Resources
Streamside Buffers
 
Creating a Streamside Buffer
Creating a Streamside Buffer
Stormwater Management Plan Documents
 
Table of Stormwater Management Plan Documents
Table of Primary Storm Water Management Plan Documents
What You Can Do
 
A Guide for Operators of Automotive Businesses and Parking Lots
A guide for operators of automotive businesses and parking lots
Automotive Maintenance
This pamphlet tells you how to prevent pollution from entering

our streams and rivers from polluted storm water.
Pollution from Surface Cleaning
Information on pollution from surface cleaning
Restaurant and Food Industry
Restaurants and food establishments may not be aware of activities that could negatively impact our local streams and rivers. The by-products of food-related businesses can harm water quality and stream life if they enter the storm drain system.
Car Wash Fundraisers
 
Car Wash Brochure
Whether you are washing a personal car in your driveway or participating in a local fundraiser, if not done in an appropriate manner, car washing can pollute local waterways.
Car Wash Kit - Liability Release Waivers
Car Wash Kit Rental Liability Waiver Form
Notice of Fundraiser Car Wash
This form is intended for any Fundraiser Carwash for record purposes only.
Professional Car Wash Coupon Notice
Professional Car Wash Coupon Notice
Professional Car Wash Program
The Water and Sewer Department would like to encourage professional car wash businesses to participate in a program that will help insure good water quality of local streams.
Residential
 
25 Ways to Prevent Water Waste
25 Ways to prevent water waste
Homeowners Guide to Cleaner Water
How you can protect cleaner water
Rain Barrels
Benefits of using a rain barrel
Rain Garden Basics
Presentation on rain garden basics
Recycling Used Oil
How to recycle or dispose of used oil
Storm Drain Labeling Request Form
The purpose of this form is for an organization or team of volunteers to request materials and permission from the City of Murfreesboro to do a storm drain labeling project.
Storm Drain Labeling Fact Sheet
How to label storm drains
Summertime Tips for Ensuring Water Quality
Summertime tips for ensuring water quality
Used Oil Recycling
Used Oil Collection Sites