Do I Qualify for Tax Freeze?

  • Are you 65 or older?
  • Do you own and live in a home in Shelby County that is your primary residence?
  • Is the total income for you, your spouse, and all parties listed on your property deed less than $38,480 for 2017?

Legislation requires the income of the applicant's spouse to be included, regardless of ownership and regardless of whether or not the spouse is living on the property.

You may be eligible for Tax Freeze in 2018 if you answered “yes” to ALL.

**If you are a new applicant this year, the Tax Freeze Program will freeze your 2019 taxes based on the property tax amount for 2018.


Applications may be obtained by calling Trustee Customer Service at (901) 222-0200, option 2. Signed applications must be postmarked no later than April 5, 2019. Please provide a copy of your last tax return or complete the online Affidavit (PDF) verifying income if no tax return is available.