Property Tax FAQ’s

Tax relief is a Tennessee state law that provides for property tax relief for low-income elderly (must be 65 by 12/31 of the current year) and disabled homeowners, as well as disabled veteran homeowners or their surviving spouse. This is a state program that is funded by appropriations authorized by the General Assembly.

Applications must be completed annually and submitted by the collecting agency.

  • Tax collecting officials, including county trustees, receive applications from taxpayers who may qualify. These applications are sent to the State of Tennessee for approval.
  • If you are an elderly or disabled homeowner, you will be required to provide income documentation such as a copy of your tax return, Social Security documentation, 1099, W-2 etc.

****Disabled Veterans are not required to show proof of income.

  • You will need a valid ID
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of age
  • You must be rated permanently and totally disabled on or before 12/31 of the current year.
  • Determination of eligibility for a homeowner who is a disabled veteran or widow(er) of a disabled veteran will be made based on information provided by the VA through use of consent forms. If you are applying as a disabled veteran, you will need to complete additional forms at the county trustee’s office or the city collection office.
  • The address that you are applying for must be used as your primary residence.
  • Contact Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000

Permanent address changes must be made at the Tipton County Assessor office. 901-476-0213

The appeal process begins in the county assessor’s office by appearing before the Local Board of Equalization.  This board meets annually beginning the first Monday in June.  Appointments can be made by contacting the assessor’s office at 901-476-0213 or visiting their web site at .

Interest of 1.5 percent per month is added to your tax amount the first day of each month beginning March 1.  Mailed payments must be postmarked before March 1 to be considered on time. Office meter dates are not acceptable for mail-in payments.

The Tipton County Assessor is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of property.  The County Trustee nor the City has any authority over the amount of assessments, nor can they be involved in the appraisal process.

The taxes that become payable in October cover the current calendar year January 1 through December 31.

Property taxes are due paid in full by February 28th of each year.  Taxes not paid in full will receive a 1.5% interest charge each month until paid in full.

You will receive your property tax bill in October of each year.

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