Tennessee property taxes are charged at the local level. Cities and counties in Tennessee rely heavily on property taxes to fund their budgets. Items such as public schools, police and fire support and public libraries are funded by Tennessee property taxes. In Tennessee, the largest portion of Tennessee property taxes is used to fund public schools.
Tax rates are determined at the local level as well and can vary. However, the overall tax rate in Tennessee is quite low. Like in most states, the amount of Tennessee property taxes you’ll pay is dependent upon two factors: your home’s fair market value and the millage rate. The local tax assessor will estimate your home’s value and notify you of its value. Your property will be reassessed for tax purposes every six years. However, a higher property value during valuation does not necessarily mean that your taxes will go up.