Houston County

Pay Link

Welcome to Houston County's most recent improved, efficient and convenient way to search and pay property taxes, online!

The Houston County Trustee's Office continually strives to find and offer new services to benefit our taxpayers. We believe this new service will prove to be extremely beneficial locally as well as nationwide. You may pay your taxes from the comfort of your own home. Lookup is available if you just want to verify that your mortgage company has paid your taxes or you've misplaced your bill and want to know how much your taxes are. Whatever your need, you now have access to the information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Remember, you have several payment options:

1. In person, at the Trustee's Office at the Houston County Court House, 4725 East Main St, Room 104, Erin, TN. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

2. By Mail, you may mail your payment to : Houston County Trustee, P.O. Box 210, Erin, TN 37061.

3. You may pay online by credit card.

Some Points of interest:

The Trustee serves as county's banker with 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.

3. Investing temporarily idle county funds until needed to meet county obligations.

The Trustee disburses sales tax revenues and other state and local taxes. The Trustee acts as the general banker for the county, Houston County School System, and Houston County Highway Department, receiving and applying out funds. The Trustee must keep a detailed account of these transactions.

The Trustee administers a state funded tax relief program to help the elderly and disabled citizens to pay their property taxes. For qualifying applicants the state of Tennessee will pay a portion of the property taxes for their home. Application must be completed no later than 35 days after the February 28th tax payment deadline.

Property tax rates are set by the Houston County Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the Assessor of Property. The Assessor evaluates and assigns a value to the property. The assessed value is then multiplied by the tax rate set annually by the Board of Commissioners. The payment period for county taxes begins on October 1st and continues through the last day of February of the following year. On March 1st, County taxes become delinquent and begin to accrue 1&1/2% penalty and interest.

For anyone who may have difficulty in paying taxes in one lump sum, we accept up to four partial payments on a tax bill. Of course, any unpaid balance after March 1st following the tax year accrues each month by law 1.5% penalty and interest.

I am honored to serve you. I strive to serve the people of Houston County by providing the best, convenient, and most efficient service possible.

Physical Address: 
4725 East Main St. Erin, TN 37061

Mailing Address: 
Jimmy Lowery
Houston County Trustee
P.O. Box 210
Erin, TN 37061

Phone Number: (931) 289-4240
Fax: (931) 289-4290
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jimmy Lowery
Houston County Trustee