Understanding Tennessee Property Taxes

Overview of Tennessee Taxes

Tennessee collects a total of $45,948,516,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $5,409,478,000 comes from property taxes, or 11.8% of total revenue. As a result, Tennessee has the 36th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 28.1% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Tennessee is $179,423, meaning the average Tennessee homeowner pays 0.77% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $7.66 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Tennessee's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Tennessee, there are important constants. Tennessee's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Tennessee property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts in June . The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Tennessee or are looking at buying a specific property in Tennessee, check out our Tennessee Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Tennessee and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Tennessee Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Tennessee Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Tennessee.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Anderson County $160,737 $1,267 $7.90
Bedford County $144,653 $895 $6.20
Benton County $111,761 $614 $5.50
Bledsoe County $130,614 $618 $4.70
Blount County $194,681 $1,154 $5.90
Bradley County $169,320 $1,048 $6.20
Campbell County $118,124 $585 $5.00
Cannon County $145,017 $889 $6.10
Carroll County $102,972 $759 $7.40
Carter County $122,584 $763 $6.20
Cheatham County $184,495 $1,139 $6.20
Chester County $123,364 $688 $5.60
Claiborne County $119,361 $734 $6.10
Clay County $112,232 $724 $6.40
Cocke County $127,344 $680 $5.30
Coffee County $139,448 $1,150 $8.20
Crockett County $106,267 $758 $7.10
Cumberland County $188,563 $643 $3.40
Davidson County $237,182 $2,202 $9.30
Decatur County $120,086 $526 $4.40
DeKalb County $159,308 $713 $4.50
Dickson County $181,570 $1,131 $6.20
Dyer County $135,747 $1,059 $7.80
Fayette County $214,330 $961 $4.50
Fentress County $129,691 $518 $4.00
Franklin County $148,163 $1,001 $6.80
Gibson County $117,061 $954 $8.20
Giles County $138,059 $833 $6.00
Grainger County $127,216 $673 $5.30
Greene County $142,888 $686 $4.80
Grundy County $104,410 $481 $4.60
Hamblen County $149,220 $827 $5.50
Hamilton County $196,151 $1,745 $8.90
Hancock County $99,872 $533 $5.30
Hardeman County $117,552 $735 $6.30
Hardin County $132,392 $620 $4.70
Hawkins County $140,749 $860 $6.10
Haywood County $135,938 $934 $6.90
Henderson County $118,993 $726 $6.10
Henry County $137,908 $733 $5.30
Hickman County $139,346 $710 $5.10
Houston County $122,453 $795 $6.50
Humphreys County $134,284 $678 $5.00
Jackson County $118,473 $670 $5.70
Jefferson County $162,253 $865 $5.30
Johnson County $128,297 $594 $4.60
Knox County $194,502 $1,344 $6.90
Lake County $96,808 $765 $7.90
Lauderdale County $124,822 $781 $6.30
Lawrence County $127,764 $794 $6.20
Lewis County $130,383 $536 $4.10
Lincoln County $135,925 $711 $5.20
Loudon County $256,926 $1,106 $4.30
McMinn County $142,718 $656 $4.60
McNairy County $120,914 $695 $5.70
Macon County $117,941 $638 $5.40
Madison County $149,789 $1,159 $7.70
Marion County $147,269 $712 $4.80
Marshall County $147,368 $1,131 $7.70
Maury County $157,560 $1,087 $6.90
Meigs County $135,239 $598 $4.40
Monroe County $153,654 $739 $4.80
Montgomery County $163,617 $1,338 $8.20
Moore County $155,873 $877 $5.60
Morgan County $111,567 $755 $6.80
Obion County $114,886 $789 $6.90
Overton County $128,212 $582 $4.50
Perry County $109,923 $611 $5.60
Pickett County $128,383 $510 $4.00
Polk County $139,888 $766 $5.50
Putnam County $185,605 $1,094 $5.90
Rhea County $134,798 $668 $5.00
Roane County $158,048 $1,052 $6.70
Robertson County $173,567 $1,273 $7.30
Rutherford County $181,621 $1,404 $7.70
Scott County $110,307 $742 $6.70
Sequatchie County $183,493 $865 $4.70
Sevier County $184,346 $704 $3.80
Shelby County $176,795 $2,508 $14.20
Smith County $136,983 $749 $5.50
Stewart County $139,478 $813 $5.80
Sullivan County $150,069 $1,044 $7.00
Sumner County $219,870 $1,412 $6.40
Tipton County $151,513 $1,012 $6.70
Trousdale County $131,237 $914 $7.00
Unicoi County $134,398 $726 $5.40
Union County $130,516 $624 $4.80
Van Buren County $115,451 $466 $4.00
Warren County $124,186 $731 $5.90
Washington County $179,029 $1,208 $6.70
Wayne County $107,911 $562 $5.20
Weakley County $120,946 $723 $6.00
White County $132,826 $678 $5.10
Williamson County $399,477 $2,353 $5.90
Wilson County $217,656 $1,345 $6.20

Want to learn more about Tennessee property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Anderson County Bedford County Benton County
Bledsoe County Blount County Bradley County
Campbell County Cannon County Carroll County
Carter County Cheatham County Chester County
Claiborne County Clay County Cocke County
Coffee County Crockett County Cumberland County
Davidson County Decatur County DeKalb County
Dickson County Dyer County Fayette County
Fentress County Franklin County Gibson County
Giles County Grainger County Greene County
Grundy County Hamblen County Hamilton County
Hancock County Hardeman County Hardin County
Hawkins County Haywood County Henderson County
Henry County Hickman County Houston County
Humphreys County Jackson County Jefferson County
Johnson County Knox County Lake County
Lauderdale County Lawrence County Lewis County
Lincoln County Loudon County McMinn County
McNairy County Macon County Madison County
Marion County Marshall County Maury County
Meigs County Monroe County Montgomery County
Moore County Morgan County Obion County
Overton County Perry County Pickett County
Polk County Putnam County Rhea County
Roane County Robertson County Rutherford County
Scott County Sequatchie County Sevier County
Shelby County Smith County Stewart County
Sullivan County Sumner County Tipton County
Trousdale County Unicoi County Union County
Van Buren County Warren County Washington County
Wayne County Weakley County White County
Williamson County Wilson County