I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Property Assessor of Coffee County.
The primary responsibility of the Property Assessor is to discover, list, classify, and value all real, personal or mixed property within the jurisdiction of Coffee County for tax purposes.
The Property Assessor is also responsible for:
- Maintaining ownership records
- Preparation of the tax rolls for the Trustee and all municipalities
- Maintenance of County property tax maps
- Maintenance of current indexes of taxpayers
- Report assessments to local and state Boards of Equalization
Property Record Information
May 2020 Notice
2020 Assessment change notices will be mailed May 15, 2020. These notices will be mailed to only those property owners whose 2020 appraised or assessed value has changed.
If you have any questions about your value, please call 931-723-5126, and we will be glad to help answer any questions that you may have. Our office hours are 8:00 to 4:30 Monday-Friday. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include map and parcel of property you are inquiring about and a phone number so that we may call you back. Informal hearings will be held during the month of May. An informal hearing is not an appeal, it is an opportunity for the owner to discuss the value with the assessor’s office.
Formal hearings are held by the Coffee County Equalization Board. The board will meet during the month of June and adjourn June 30, 2020.
As of May 15, 2020, our office remains closed to the public, per Mayor Cordell.
The purpose of a reappraisal is to bring property values closer to current market value and maintain equalization throughout the county. Reappraisals are mandated by the state to occur every four, five, or six years. Coffee County is on a four-year cycle. The last reappraisal in Coffee County was 2018. In 2022, Coffee County will go through a state mandated reappraisal.
Our office conducts reviews for properties in the county on site during the first three years of each reappraisal. During construction, we come to the construction site to measure homes to determine the square footage and collect the information needed to determine the value. We also receive electrical permits from local utility companies and building permits from the county and municipalities to make us aware of changes being made to properties that will influence its value.
The Assessor of Property, according to Tennessee State Law T.C.A. § 67-5-1601, is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing each piece of property in Coffee County. This includes both real property and tangible personal property. The Assessor of Property must keep current information of the ownership and characteristics of all property; and to prepare and certify the assessment roll annually in accordance with Tennessee State Law. The Property Assessor’s Office sets value on property based on current market values reflecting real estate property sales. These property transactions must be between a knowledgeable buyer and a willing seller at an agreed upon price.
Below are frequently asked questions that may help to understand how a reappraisal works.