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General Property Tax Relief Questions & Answers

General Questions about receiving property tax relief

  1. NO. Tax relief is payment by the State of Tennessee to reimburse certain homeowners who meet the legal requirements, for a part or all of property taxes paid, and is not an exemption. You will still receive your tax bill(s) and be responsible for paying your property taxes each year.

  2. The amount will vary depending on your property assessment and your county or city tax rate.

  3. The amount may vary year to year depending on your property assessment and your county or city tax rate.

  4. The state will pay on the first $23,000 of the market value.

  5. Processing time depends on the amount of workload received at any given time within the tax year. So it is not possible to provide a specific length of time in which to expect your application to process.

  6. NO. State checks may not be forwarded.

  7. Notify the collecting official of any address changes or expected absences.

  8. NO. You can only receive tax relief on your primary residence in any given tax year.

  9. You will receive a property tax relief voucher when you receive your property tax bill(s). You will need to present the voucher(s) to the collecting official(s) before the deadline date along with payment of any balance due.

  10. NO. The income of the applicant’s spouse is required to determine eligibility whether they are a resident, or owner, of the property or not.



For additional information choose one of the following:


Adobe PDF File Eligible Elderly or Disabled Homeowner Brochure
Adobe PDF File Eligible Disabled Veteran Homeowner Brochure


Applications can be obtained from your local county trustee's office and city collecting official's office.


For more information contact:

Kim Darden
Supervisor, Property Tax Relief Program
1700 James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1402
Telephone: (615) 747-8858
Email Address: