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Welcome to DeKalb County's most recent, improved, efficient, and convenient way to pay property taxes....online!Sean

Dekalb_county_sealThe DeKalb County Trustee's Office continually strives to find and offer new services to benefit our taxpayers. We believe another choice for paying property taxes will make the process more convenient. Offering this new service will prove to be extremely beneficial locally as well as statewide. We continually work on finding the least costly and most effective ways to deliver quality service. Our overall goal is to handle your public funds with the professionalism and integrity worthy of your respect.

You now have the freedom to use your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card. You may pay your taxes from the comfort of your own home. Look up is available if you want to verify that your mortgage company has paid your taxes or just want to know the amount of your property taxes. This information can be found 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can also find answers to the most commonly asked questions about property taxes.

Current year taxes run from January 1st through the last day of December, which are due and payable beginning October 1st through the last day of February of the following year. Beginning March 1st property taxes become delinquent and begin to accrue 1.5% penalty and interest on the first day of each month. April 1st, prior year delinquent taxes are turned over to Chancery Court and are handled by the Clerk & Master. For more information, contact the Clerk & Master at 615-597-4360.

The Trustee's office aids elderly, qualifying veterans or their widows and disabled taxpayers in application and certification procedures with the Tennessee State Property Tax Relief Program. For qualifying applicants, the State of dekalb_trustee_pic_1Tennessee will pay a portion of the property taxes for their home. Applications must be completed no later than 35 days after the February 28th tax payment deadline.

The Property Assessor is responsible for appraising the property values on which taxes are assessed. If your mailing address should change, please notify the Property Assessor's office at 615-597-5925.

The Trustee serves three primary functions: (1) collection of all county property taxes (all property, real and personal, tangible and intangible, must be assessed for taxation by the state or its political subdivisions unless property is declared to be exempt by some provision of Tennessee law); (2) keeping a fair and regular account of all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds.

The Trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes. Dekalb_Trustee_Pic_2The Trustee generally acts as treasurer for the county, receiving and paying out funds. The Trustee must keep a detailed account of these transactions. The Trustee’s office is located at 732 S. Congress Blvd Rm 103, Smithville, TN 37166. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm for your convenience. You may contact the Trustee’s office at 615-597-5176.

The Trustee's office accepts postmarked payments. Make sure your envelope is postmarked by the last day of February.