General FAQ

What is the Anderson County property tax rate?

The 2017 Anderson County tax rate, as set annually by the County Commission, is $2.6016per $100 of assessed value in Clinton, $2.4560 per $100 of assessed value inside Oak Ridge, and $2.6289 per $100 of assessed value in all other areas of the county.

How do I calculate my taxes?

To calculate your property taxes multiply the appraised value by the assessment ratio to get the assessed value, divide the assessed value by 100, then multiply by the tax rate.

Assessment Ratio by classification as set by the State:

  • Residential = 0.25
  • Commercial = 0.40
  • Industrial = 0.40
  • Personal Property = 0.30
  • Farm = 0.25

For property classification questions, contact the Anderson County Assessor’s Office at (865) 457-6225.

Example tax bill calculation for a $100,000 house:

  • Appraised Value: $100,000
  • Taxable Ratio: 0.25
  • Assessment Value: $100,000 X 0.25 = $25,000
  • Tax Rate outside cities: $2.6289 per 100 of assessed value
  • $25,000/100 = 250
  • Multiply by $2.6289.
  • Tax Bill: 250 x 2.6289 = $658
  • Tax bills ending in $0.01 to $0.49 are rounded down to the nearest dollar, while bills ending in $0.50 to $0.99 are rounded up to the nearest dollar.

How are my tax dollars used?

Please look at your bill. They will be a breakdown of where all your money goes within the county.

My name (or address) is incorrect. What needs to be done?

Contact the Property Assessor’s Office at (865)457-6225 to update your information.

The property ownership is incorrect. What needs to be done?

Contact the Property Assessor’s Office at (865) 457-6225 or Register of Deeds Office at (865) 457-6235 to update your information.

I filed bankruptcy. How does this affect my taxes?

Taxes are usually a high priority debt in any type of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy filers generally pay taxes in installments through a plan approved by the Bankruptcy Court. Once notified of the bankruptcy filing, the Trustee’s bankruptcy coordinator will file a claim for the full amount of taxes due plus interest, penalties, attorney fees, filing costs, and miscellaneous costs. Once this claim has been filed, penalties stop accruing until the bankruptcy is dismissed or discharged. Interest continues to accrue at the rate the debtor and the Anderson County Trustee agree on, or at the rate approved by the Bankruptcy Court. Under federal law, the County Trustee and other collecting officials are prohibited or stayed from taking any action in collecting realty or personal taxes. This stay is effective until the bankruptcy is dismissed or discharged.

I own a mobile home and received a bill for a year in which I did not live at the property location. Do I owe this bill?

If you own a mobile home and move it from its property location at any time, it is your responsibility to notify the Anderson County Property Assessor’s Office at (865) 457-6225. If the owner of the mobile home fails to pay their portion of the property taxes, then the owner of the land becomes responsible for the taxes.