Sunday, April 29, 2007

New Home Prices going up in Murfreesboro

Planning Department Taxes (euphemistically known as FEES) will be going up in Murfreesboro. Most of them will double (see schedule in sidebar of article). Home buyers will, of course, see the prices of new homes increase as a result.


Costs of submitting many building designs to Rutherford County planners will double starting Tuesday. The fees have been increased to help pay for about half of staff operations, said Rutherford County Planning Director John Davis.

"The county is trying to make as many departments as it can self-sufficient and, in order to do so, needs to raise fees," he said.