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Please contact Samantha at svanalstyne@lookoutmtn.us  or (423) 821-1226 for tax information.

Property Tax Questions

General Questions

Is the Town 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.

When are property tax bills mailed out?

Tax Statements are mailed the first week of October each year. Property tax bills are mailed to the owner of record as provided by the county. 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.

What time period do my annual taxes cover?

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

 

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