The homeowners filed the lawsuit last Thursday and pursued legal help from Knoxville-based Citizens for Home Rule, a group dedicated to helping fight unwanted annexation.
"The governing body of the city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has no power to provide any services to the citizens and residents of Rutherford County," the lawsuit states.
Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg said he hopes the issue will eventually be resolved.
"We did not take the action lightly," Bragg said. "We as a city staff and as a council spent considerable time learning and educating. I believe all parties have been and will be heard."