Property taxes going up in seven Middle Tennessee counties

Property taxes going up in seven Middle Tennessee counties

Property taxes in at least seven of Middle Tennessee’s 32 counties are going up, according to those county’s property appraisers.

Residents in Hickman, Maury, Giles, Bedford, Moore, DeKalb, and Bledsoe counties will pay higher property taxes for the 2016-17 fiscal year, property appraisers say.

Officials in six Middle Tennessee counties say they are lowering property taxes.

Residents who live in 13 Middle Tennessee counties will see no change.

Officials in six Middle Tennessee counties, meanwhile, say they have yet to determine if property tax rates will go up, go down, or stay the same for the new fiscal year.

Tennessee Watchdog reported earlier this week that property taxes are going up in two West Tennessee counties.

WHERE PROPERTY TAXES ARE GOING UP PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE

• Hickman County: Officials say the rate will likely increase from $2.5395 to $2.9395.

• Maury County: County officials have approved a rate increase from $2.62 to $2.815.

• Giles County: The rate will increase from $2.77 to $2.97.

BEDFORD COUNTY: Property taxes will increase from $2.27 to $2.52 (photo courtesy of Bedford County's official website).

BEDFORD COUNTY: Property taxes will increase from $2.27 to $2.52 (photo courtesy of Bedford County’s official website).

• Bedford County: The rate will increase from $2.27 to $2.52.

• Moore County: The rate will increase from $2.43 to $2.65.

• DeKalb County: The rate will increase from $1.78 to $1.8335.

• Bledsoe County: The new rate is not official, but county commissioners want to increase it from $2.2162 by about 10 additional cents, according to the county’s property appraisal office. Members of that office said they don’t know when commissioners will vote on the matter.

WHERE PROPERTY TAXES ARE GOING DOWN PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE

• Dickson County: The current property tax rate is $2.90, but commissioners might lower it to $2.70 sometime this month.

• Lawrence County: The rate will decrease from $3.06 to $2.9589.

• Cheatham County: The rate will decrease from $2.901 to $2.6134.

• Williamson County: The rate will decrease from $2.31 to $2.15.

• Trousdale County: The rate will decrease from $3.10 to $2.93.

• Putnam County: The current rate is $2.805 but will likely decrease to $2.63.

WHERE PROPERTY TAXES WILL STAY THE SAME

• Montgomery County: The rate will remain $3.07.

• Lewis County: The rate will remain $2.2941.

• Sumner County: The rate will remain $2.50.

• Marshall County: The rate will remain $3.22.

• Lincoln County: The rate will remain $2.34.

• Macon County: The rate will remain $2.40.

• Smith County: The rate will remain $2.32.

• Marion County: The rate will remain $2.1618.

• Clay County: The rate will remain $3.10.

• White County: The rate will remain $2.05.

• Van Buren County: The rate will remain $1.9299.

• Rutherford County: The rate will remain $2.68.

• Sequatchie County: The current rate is $2.5686. Members of the Property Appraiser’s Office believe that rate will remain the same.

STILL UNDETERMINED

• Robertson County: The current rate is $3.085. Commissioners will set the new rate sometime this month.

• Davidson County: The current rate for Urban, which receives fire and police protection within the city limits, is $4.56. The current rate for General, which does not receive fire and police protection is $3.294. The current rate for Central Business is $4.7521. County officials will establish new rates at an unspecified date later this year, said members of the County Appraiser’s Office.

• Wilson County: The current rate is $2.5704. County commissioners will determine the 2016-17 rate at an undetermined time.

• Warren County: The current rate is $1.9661. Commissioners will decide on a new rate before the middle of September.

• Grundy County: The current rate is $2.5383. Members of the Property Assessor’s Office do not know when commissioners will set the rate for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

• Jackson County: The rates for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years are unknown. The county mayor, the property assessor and members of other county offices did not answer their phones Wednesday and did not immediately return repeated requests for comment via phone and email.

Contact Christopher Butler at chris@tennesseewatchdog.org 

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