Henry County Trustee

About Property

General Property Questions

When are property tax bills mailed out?

In October the property tax bills are mailed to the owner of record as of 1 January. If a deed change occurs after the first of the year, a tax bill is mailed to the new owner of the property as a courtesy. New owners should contact their title company or review their closing statement to determine who is responsible for paying the taxes.

What time of year are property taxes due?

Taxes are due and payable from the 1st Monday in October through the last day in February.

Are partial payments accepted for my taxes?

Yes. Any amount left unpaid when the taxes become delinquent is assessed interest. Until the tax amount is paid in full, a tax lien will remain in effect on your property.

What happens if I miss the tax payment deadline?

From the first day of each month beginning March 1, interest, which accrues at the rate of 1.5 percent per month, is added to your tax amount. If the post office fails to postmark your payment by the due date it is considered a late payment. Online property tax payments are recognized by the county as paid on the date of the online transaction.

What time period do my annual taxes cover?

The taxes that become payable on the 1st Monday in October cover the current calendar year

What does the term “Etux” beside my husband's name on the property bill mean?

Etux is a Latin phrase meaning “and wife.” The phrase “Etvir” means “and husband,” Etal means “and others.”

What do some of the terms on my tax bill mean?

Check the online glossary section for definitions of terms on your tax bill.

Does my mortgage company get a copy of my tax bill mailed to them?

No. It is the property owner's responsibility to forward tax bills to their mortgage company. Tax bills are mailed to the property owner to review the information.

Reviewing Your Property Info

Is there a charge for reviewing information about my property?

For an individual property, there is no charge for reviewing tax information.

Is my property information viewable by other people?

Any individual or company is allowed to review it. Property tax information is public record.

Property Assessment

Where can I find information about the assessed value of my property?

The county assessor is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of property. You may contact the Assessor's Office at:

(731) 642-0162.

How are the Assessor’s Office and the Trustee’s office related?

The assessor is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of property, according to state law. The Trustee's Office is responsible for billing and collection of taxes based upon assessments. The trustee has no authority over the amount of assessment, nor can he/she be involved in the appraisal process.

What is the appeal process?

Appointments can be made by contacting the Assessor's Office. The appeal process begins in the Assessor's Office by appearing before the Local Board of Equalization. This board meets annually during the month of June.

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