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Tennessee Program Eligibility

Property Tax-Aide features two programs in Tennessee: Property Tax Relief and Property Tax Freeze.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Property Tax Relief for Elderly Homeowners, Disabled Homeowners, Disabled Veteran Homeowners, and Widow(er) of Disabled Veteran Homeowner.

Tennessee state law provides for property tax relief for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as disabled veteran homeowners or their surviving spouses. This is a state program funded by appropriations authorized by the General Assembly. Tax collecting officials, including county trustees, receive applications from taxpayers who may qualify.

Application Deadline

You may apply when you receive your 2023 property tax bill(s). The deadline to apply is 35 days after the delinquency date. Taxes must be paid at this time

Property Tax Freeze

Homeowners qualifying for the program will have the property taxes on their principal residence frozen at a base tax amount, which is the amount of taxes owed in the year they first qualify for the program. Thereafter, as long as the owner continues to qualify for the program, the amount of property taxes owed for that property generally will not change, even if there is a property tax rate increase or county-wide reappraisal.

Application Deadline

35 days after the delinquency date for that tax year

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

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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