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If you disagree with the appraised value of your property, appeal to the Shelby County Board of Equalization by June 30 of the tax year in question. (Deadline is extended through July 31 during reappraisal years only.) Property owners who do not file within the proper time frame may lose all rights of appeal. Contact the Shelby County Board of Equalization at (901) 222-7300 for more information.
If you disagree with the county board's decision, appeal to the Tennessee State Board of Equalization within 45 days of the Shelby County Board action notice date TCA §67-5-1412(e). The state board may be reached at (615) 401-7883.
Under federal law, the County Trustee and other collecting officials are prohibited or stayed from taking any further action in collecting realty or personalty taxes. This stay is effective until the bankruptcy is dismissed, discharged, or the automatic stay is ordered lifted.
David LenoirShelby County TrusteeP.O. Box 2751Memphis, TN 38101-2751
Payments may also be brought to the Trustee's Office at 157 Poplar Ave. or to one of our branch locations.
Anyone in business on January 1 of the tax year is responsible for paying taxes for that entire year, even if operations ceased prior to December 31. If a business is no longer operating in Shelby County, contact the County Clerk’s Office at (901) 222-3000 to ensure that the business license (for those businesses requiring one) has been canceled. Also, advise the County Assessor at (901) 222-7002, as to the disposition of the equipment, so your account can be removed from the next year's tax roll.
If there is a tax on the roll for a year in which you did no business, the Trustee needs to review the tax liability. To do so, we must have documentation which will substantiate your claim. Documents such as a business license finalized in the year the business closed, proof of sale, electric meter cutoff date, tax returns, and other such documents are required for our review.
Here are the formulas for estimating your 2017 Shelby County tax relief benefit:
Note: If you are 65 years of age or older, or a disabled citizen, and the assessed value of your property is equal to or exceeds $6,750, then use $6,750 in the appropriate formula below. If your assessed value is under $6,750, use the actual assessed value.
If you are a disabled veteran, a widow(er) of a disabled veteran, or a spouse of a soldier killed in action and the assessed value of your property is equal to or exceeds $43,750, then use $43,750 in the appropriate formula below. If your assessed value is under $43,750, use the actual assessed value.
The 2017 Shelby County property tax rate is $4.11:((Assessed Value)/100) * 1.0000 * $4.11 = Estimated Tax Relief Benefit
A person applying for tax relief as a disabled veteran must own and use the property for which application is being made as his/her primary residence. There is no age or income requirement for disabled veterans.
Note: Determination of eligibility will be made based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through use of a consent form available in the Shelby County Trustee's Office. Under no conditions shall property tax relief extend to any person who was dishonorably discharged from any of the armed services.
To apply, call (901) 222-0200.
The surviving spouse must:
To apply for Tax Relief, please call Trustee Customer Service at (901) 222-0200 option 2. Signed applications should be returned by April 5, 2019.
To apply for Tax Relief, please contact Trustee Customer Service at (901) 222-0200 option 2. Signed applications should be returned by April 5, 2019.
When: The redemption period is based on the years of delinquency and from the date of the order of confirmation of sale.
How: File a petition to redeem with the Chancery Court and pay all required funds.
*Note: Please seek the advice of an attorney to insure the petition is filed in a proper and timely fashion.
How much: In general, the amount(s) required are: