Business Personal Property
Welcome to the website of the Rutherford County Property Assessor. We have prepared this site with the purpose of providing the information and tools needed to understand property assessments and appraisal methods. Also available to you is access to many resources through the Assessor’s Office such as downloadable forms and interactive tools that could save you considerable time and effort.
The Rutherford County Assessor of Property is required to locate, classify and set an appraised value on all taxable property located in Rutherford County and any improvements on it for assessment purposes according to the laws of the State of Tennessee. The exception being for public utility and railroad properties whose value is determined by the Office of State Assessed Properties. We currently have over 101,000 individual real property accounts and approximately 11,000 businesses.
The Assessor's office is also responsible for determining the value of Tangible Personal Property, i.e., equipment, vehicles, electronics, etc. of businesses. This value is determined by filing a tangible personal property schedule with our office each year.
The office hears property owner appeals relative to the value the office has set on their real and personal property. If the appeal cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the property owner, appeals may be filed with the Rutherford County Board of Equalization.
Assessments provide the basis for determining the amount of real and personal property tax the property owner must pay; however, other offices and entities substantially influence the amount of tax the property owner ultimately pays. The county or city legislative body determines the tax rate.
Please remember that the Assessor’s office does not raise or lower your tax rate; that is a function of the County Commission. The Assessor does, however, strive to effectively administer Tennessee tax law and fairly appraise all property subject to taxation as mandated by the General Assembly.
Our staff of knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly professionals is ready to serve you. If at any time you have a question about an assessment or any other issue pertaining to county property appraisals, please call us.
The mission of the Rutherford County Assessor of Property is to discover, list, classify, and value all taxable property in the jurisdiction of Rutherford County, Tennessee for Ad Valorem (according to value) tax purposes. The Assessor of Property is responsible to the property owners and taxpayers of Rutherford County to ensure that all property subject to taxation is valued in accordance with state laws, that no property escapes the assessment process or is under-assessed, and that no property owner receives unauthorized preferential treatment. In the performance of these duties, it is the goal of this department to provide the highest level of professional service and technical assistance to the public on all matters relating to property assessment and tax policy.
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