2022 Property Tax Notices to be Mailed This Week (View Video Here)

September 28, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

It’s almost time to pay your county property taxes!

2022 property tax notices will be going out in the mail Friday, September 30 bearing the color of red to symbolize confidence, strength, passion, prosperity, and victory.

Property taxes will be due and payable starting October 1, 2022 through February 28, 2023 before any interest becomes due on March 1, 2023. Interest will accrue on March 1, 2023 @ 1.5% per month. If you choose to mail in your tax payment, it must be postmarked on or prior to February 28, 2023 to avoid any accrued interest.

For 2022, the tax rate is 1.7308% per $100.00 of your assessed value. The tax notices include an example provided by Trustee Sean Driver on how the property taxes are calculated.

Example: Appraisal Value————$125,000 X Assessed Value @25%—-$31,250 X Residential Tax Rate @ 1.7308%——$541 Tax Amount to Pay.

“Well folks, here we are again, passing through another year of living in great ‘ole DeKalb County,” said Trustee Driver. This year you will see a new “RED” color on the 2022 property tax notices. I have chosen the color “RED” this year because of what the color represents and what the color has attributed to my life. To me, this color represents confidence, strength, passion, prosperity, and victory. I do wish for all of you to experience all these representations of the color “RED” for your lives the same as they have done for me. For me, I attribute my victories through claiming Christ’s Holy Name. And for this, we are all blessed by the color “RED”, said Driver.

The Trustee’s office offers up to 6 different options to pay your property taxes:

*Come in person to the office to pay

*Mail in your payment

*Pay online @, then select DeKalb and follow the instructions to the next screens. The Vendor BIS (Business Information Systems) accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express-The Vendor convenience fee of 2.75% on the total tax bill will apply and fees are subject to change for using credit/debit cards. Also, a $2.75 fee will be assessed on an e-check payment of any amount. DeKalb County does not collect any online payment fees.

* A QR (Quick Response Code) is also on your notice to access the website with your I-phone, smartphone, etc @

* Dropbox located on the outside of the building at the County Complex (County Offices Section) for your convenience after hours and/or on weekends.

*Partial Payments are accepted and you the taxpayer sets the amount to pay until full payment is made.
The Trustee’s office will start accepting applications for the Property Tax Relief Program on October 3, 2022 through April 5, 2023. If you would like to inquire more about a possible tax relief for property taxes, come by the Trustee’s office in the County Complex at 732 S Congress Boulevard-Room 103, Smithville or call 615-597-5176.

Eligibility for Property Tax Relief:

*The State of Tennessee offers qualified property owners tax relief on property taxes. This program was implemented in 1973 and has a few changes every year. At this time, DeKalb County has 404 applicants on the program for 2022. As a property owner for 2022, you can qualify for Tax Relief if:

( A.) Your DeKalb County home is your primary residence, ( B.) You are 65 years old (or older) on or before December 31, 2022, (C.) Under 65 years of age with a total and permanent disability per the SSA or another qualifying agency, and (D.) The 2021 Annual Income of all living owners on the deed and their spouses DID NOT exceed $31,600. If the State of Tennessee qualifies you for Tax Relief, then you can receive a rebate up to $130 for the 2022 tax year. You must pay your 2022 tax bill IN FULL to start the application process. Applications are handled, executed, and sent to the State of Tennessee by the Trustee’s office.

* Also, the State of Tennessee offers TAX RELIEF to Disabled Veterans and the surviving spouses of a disabled veteran. You must provide proof from the Veteran’s Administration that you have a total and permanent disability rating that was service connected. You and your spouse will NOT have to report any amount of income to apply as a disabled veteran or the widow or widower of a disabled veteran. If the State of Tennessee qualifies you as a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran, then you can receive a rebate up to $757 for 2022.

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