Hamilton County Trustee

Welcome to the Trustee's office! Check out our key services and our Frequently Asked Questions section. Click here for information on Property Tax Relief for the Elderly. Or contact the Trustee directly with your questions.   Click here to view directions to the Trustee Satellite location.

Online Payment Fees assessed by Lexis Nexis:

  1. Online Check - $1.50 per bill
  2. Online Debit Card - $5.00 per bill
  3. Credit Card - 2.39%

Tax Records

Past tax records are available for download and viewing.

Download tax-roll records
Download delinquent tax records

Occupancy Taxes

The Hamilton County Trustee oversees the Hotel-Motel Occupancy Taxes for Hamilton County, City of East Ridge, City of Collegedale, City of Red Bank and the City of Chattanooga. County and City forms are available on the Business page: Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Forms.

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Bill Hullander

Trustee Office (Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays)

Address: 625 Georgia Avenue, Room 210 Chattanooga, TN 37402-1494.

2nd Location Address: 6125 Preservation Drive

Phone Number: 423-209-7270 and FAX Number: 423-209-7271

About the Trustee

The County Trustee is an elected constitutional officer who acts as Treasurer for all funds to collect all county property taxes, keep a fair regular account of all money received for County Government, and invest temporarily idle County funds. The Hamilton County Trustee also collects property taxes for the cities of Collegedale, East Ridge, Lakesite, Red Bank, Ridgeside, Soddy Daisy, and Walden.

Property tax rates are set in conjunction with the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and the Assessor of Property. The Assessor evaluates and assigns a value to the property. The assessed value is then multiplied by the tax rate set annually by the Board of Commissioners. The Trustee’s office then receives the tax roll, prints notices, and mails them in late September of each year. The payment period for County taxes begins on October 1st and continues through the last day of February of the following year. On March 1st, County taxes become delinquent and begin to accrue 1 ½ % per month interest.

Tennessee law does not require the mailing of tax notices indicating the amount of taxes due. Owners of property are presumed to know that taxes are due without personal notice. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility of payment, nor is this a reason for interest charges to be dismissed if the tax bill becomes delinquent.

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