Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Is the Trustee required to mail tax notices?

Tennessee law does not require the mailing of tax notices indicating the amount of taxes due. Owners of property are presumed to know that taxes are due without personal notice. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility of payment, nor is this a reason for interest charges to be dismissed if the tax bill becomes delinquent. (CTAS-1573), T.C.A. § 67-5-2101

When are property tax bills mailed out?

Tax Statements are mailed the last week of October each year. Property tax bills are mailed to the owner of record. New owners should contact their title company or review their closing statement to determine who is responsible for paying the taxes. Payment of property tax depends on when the property is transferred. Unpaid taxes continue to accrue against the property.

What time of year are property taxes due?

Taxes are due and payable on the first Monday of October and must be paid in full by last day of February of the following year to avoid interest.

What happens if I miss the tax payment deadline?

On the first day of each month beginning March 1, interest of 1.5 percent (18 percent annually) is added to your base tax amount.

Is Postmark accepted?

Any tax payment transmitted by U.S. mail is deemed received on the date on the postmark. However, not all items are postmarked by the United States Postal Service. If the Post Office fails to postmark your payment, it is considered paid on the date received by our office. This applies even if you mail your payment on time. For mail-in payments, office meter dates are not accepted.

Payments made on the Trustee's website are recognized by the county as paid on the date of the online transaction. Payments made utilizing your bank's online bill pay service are posted as of the date received.

What time period do my annual taxes cover?

The taxes that become payable in October cover the current calendar year.

Where can I pay my taxes in person?

Click here for our Payments and Branches page We have several local banks which accept payments in person once bills are uploaded October thru February 28th. You must present the original bill or a copy from the Trustee’s website.

Property Tax payments can be made year round at the Montgomery County Trustee’s office is located at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101-B. Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What does the term "EtUx", "EtVir" and "EtAl" on the property tax notice mean?

"EtUx" is a Latin phrase meaning "and wife." The phrase "EtVir" means "and husband", "EtAl" means "and others."

My Name and/or Address are incorrect. What needs to be done?

You can contact the Assessor's Office at 931-648-5709 to get this resolved.

What is the Montgomery County property tax rate?

The 2021 tax rate is $2.99 per $100.00 of assessed value.

How do I calculate my taxes?

To calculate the amount of your taxes, first multiply the total appraised value by the properties classification (see chart below), then divide by 100, then multiply by the tax rate. Using a $50,000 appraised value as an example:

$50,000 X 25% (Residential) = $12,500 Assessed Value

The assessed value of property is a percentage of the total appraisal. The percentage used above is based on the use of the property: 
Residential - 25% 
Commercial - 40% 
Industrial - 40% 
Personal - 30% 
Farm - 25% 
Public Utilities - 55% 
 

Contact the Assessor's Office for questions on property classification and assessment values at: (931) 648-5709. Property Tax Calculator

When are Montgomery County Property taxes due?

Taxes are due the first Monday in October through the last day of February of the following year without interest charges.

My mortgage company pays my taxes. What do I do with the notice?

Tax information may be forwarded to your mortgage company.

Can I make partial payments?

Partial payments can be made on the current year's property taxes beginning July 10th, as long as taxes are paid in full by the February due date.

Do I pay City and County Taxes?

If your property is located within the city limits of Clarksville, you will pay both city and county taxes. If your property is located outside the city limits of Clarksville, you will only pay county taxes. The Trustee only collects county taxes.

How does filing Bankruptcy affect my taxes?

Upon receiving a bankruptcy notice, a deputy in the Trustee's office files a claim. Taxes are generally paid in installments approved by the Bankruptcy Court. Under federal law, the Trustee is prohibited from taking any action in collecting realty and personal property taxes, until the bankruptcy is dismissed or discharged.

What options do I have to pay my county property taxes?

Debit card, credit card, & e-CHECK

NEW- Online: e-check payments processing fee of 1.75% + $1 processing fee

The County Trustee’s Office is now approved to accept Debit/Credit cards for payment of county property taxes; however, if court fees are assessed, we CANNOT accept Debit/Credit cards. Currently Visa and MasterCard are accepted; a processing fee of 2.65% plus $1.00 is charged. You will need to make your payment in person or online Montgomery County TN Trustee.