City property taxes normally become due and payable October 1st of each year, and shall be delinquent the first day of March the following year. There is normally a 2% discount during the month of October which is approved by council on an annual basis. This year (2020) tax cards are being sent out later than usual. Therefore, there will be a 2% discount through November 30, 2020. Delinquent taxes shall bear interest at the rate of one and one half (1.5) percent per month until paid. After a set period, delinquent taxes are turned over to Roane County for collection.
Payment of taxes:
Property tax payments can be made at city hall or over the phone by debit or credit card through a city clerk. There is a convenience charge to pay by card. Payments can also be made by debit or credit card online by clicking the link below. Tax Relief is available for elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as disabled veterans or their widows. Applications and information on tax relief is available at city hall. Applicants must provide all sources of income from prior year when applying for tax relief.