Tax Relief Program

The Anderson County Trustee administers a state-funded Tax Relief Program to help elderly, disabled, disabled veterans, and widows of disabled veterans pay their property taxes.

Eligibility Requirements for Elderly Homeowners

  • Must be 65 or older during the current year
  • Must provide evidence of age
  • Must own and use the property on which you live as your primary residence
  • Combined income of the applicant, applicant’s spouse, and all co-owners of the property cannot exceed income limits
  • Annual income includes all sources listed below
  • Income limit for 2019 tax year is $30,700

Eligibility Requirements for Disabled Homeowners

  • Must own and use the property on which you live as your primary residence
  • Must provide proof of disability
  • Combined income of the applicant, applicant’s spouse, and all co-owners of the property cannot exceed income limits
  • Annual income includes all sources listed below
  • Income limit for the 2019 tax year is $30,700

Eligibility Requirements for Disabled Veteran/Widow Disabled Veteran Homeowners

  • Veteran must be totally and permanently disabled
  • Must own and use the property on which you live as your primary residence
  • Widow/surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at time of death and not remarried
  • There is no income limit

Proof of Income

If you filed a 2019 Federal Income tax return, signed copies of the tax returns for each person in the household and copies of all of the following earnings statements for each person in the household, where applicable:

  • Supplemental Security income
  • Social Security benefits
  • Veterans benefits
  • Wages earned
  • Retirement income
  • Dividends
  • Pensions
  • Interest income
  • Tips
  • Rental income
  • Workers compensation
  • Any other income

Other Documents

Other documents that may be required, if applicable, include but are not limited to:

  • Driver’s License
  • Medicare card
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Title or bill of sale for mobile home
  • Power of attorney papers
  • Award letter for veterans
  • Social Security disability Letter
  • Death Certificates

Enrollment

Enrollment period for 2020 is October 1, 2020 through April 5, 2020

Applications are accepted at the following locations

Please call to make appointments


Anderson County Courthouse
RM 121 (first floor)
100 North Main Street
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-6280
Hours accepting applications – Monday to Friday, 9:00 -4:00 


Anderson County Courthouse
Room 203 (second floor)
100 North Main Street
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-6233
Hours accepting applications – Monday to Friday, 8:00 -5:00 


North Anderson County Office
Hensley Shopping Center
3310 Andersonville Highway, Suite D
Andersonville, TN 37705
(865) 494-7044
Hours accepting applications – Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 


Oak Ridge Office
Larry Dickens Building
728 Emory Valley Road, Suite D
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 483-7999
Hours accepting applications – Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 4:00 


Note: 

  • Tax relief applications or vouchers cannot be taken at the drive-thru windows
  • Property tax payments must be current.  All delinquent property taxes must be paid before applications can be accepted.

Cities That Offer Property Tax Relief for City Taxes:

  • Oak Ridge
  • Clinton
  • Oliver Springs
  • Rocky Top
  • Norris

The Anderson County Trustee also collects the Tax Relief applications for the City of Oak Ridge and the City of Clinton.  Tax relief applications for city taxes in Oliver Springs, Rocky Top, and Norris should be taken to their appropriate city office.