Assessor Announces Completion of 2018 Reappraisal Program

Fentress County Assessor of Property announced this week that reappraisal was recently completed in Fentress County.

During reappraisal, property values are updated to reflect current market value.  The Division of Property Assessments assists the Assessor of Property’s office throughout the entire reappraisal process.  All counties across the state are required to have a county wide reappraisal every 4, 5, or 6 years.  The reappraisal program is mandated by the State of Tennessee.  Fentress County is currently under a 5-year schedule.  The previous reappraisal was conducted in 2013.  Notices will be mailed May 4th to notify property owners of an value changes.  These are not bills.  The notices are only to notify the property owner of any value changes made during reappraisal.

New Greenbelt Values are established for each county by the State of Tennessee as part of the countywide reappraisal  program.  Greenbelt is the Agricultural, Forest and Open Space Act of 1976 that helps preserve agricultural, forest, and open space land.  Values are calculated by the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Property, Assessments using the same statutory formula in all 95 Tennessee Counties.  The new Greenbelt values received from the State of Tennessee  are still the lowest assessment for agricultural, forest and open space land, meeting all greenbelt requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Property Assessor’s office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (931)879-9194.