The City of Church Hill maintains a very low property tax of 1.1034 cents per $100 of assessed value. All property taxes, real and personal are payable October 1 and shall become delinquent March 1 of each year. In October of each year, tax notices for real and personal property are mailed out to property owners as recorded by deed on January 1 of that taxing year. You are responsible for both city and county property taxes. City taxes are paid to the City of Church Hill. County taxes are paid to the Hawkins County Trustee. If you do not receive a notice by the end of October from either jurisdiction, you should notify that tax office. You may pay taxes without penalty and interest through the last day of February. However, if you wish to use this deduction on your IRS tax return, payment will need to be made by December 31st. We also send tax information to any mortgage company that request information and to major mortgage servicing companies, like First American, that are hired by mortgage companies to pay taxes on their behalf. To ensure that your mortgage company receives a notice, you may want to forward a copy of the tax bill to them. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to know what taxes are due and when, whether you receive a tax notice or not. It is also your responsibility to provide a current mailing address. If there is a change in your mailing address you need to notify the Property Assessor’s Office:
City of Church Hill | (423) 357-6161 | 300 East Main Blvd | Church Hill (Upstairs)
Hawkins County Trustee | (423) 357-4391 | 300 East Main Blvd | Church Hill
(Downstairs during tax season October - February)
Hawkins County Trustee | (423) 272-7022 | 110 East Main St | Room 203 | Rogersville
Property Assessor | (423) 272-8505 | 110 East Main St | Room 201 | Rogersville
Personal Property Tax
Personal Property Tax is a tax on the equipment you use in the operation of your business. The Property Assessor’s office send a Tangible Personal Property form to be completed by the property owner and the tax is based on the information derived from that form. The amount paid to the county can be used as a deduction from your Hawkins County Clerk’s business tax report, provided it is paid within the business tax period.
Property Tax Relief
The State of Tennessee provides tax relief for the elderly (age 65 and over) and the disabled. Certain criteria must be met in order to qualify. Please call or come by our office to see what the requirements are. The City of Church Hill and Hawkins County both offer this program.