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County Commission Doubles Amount of Tax Relief Aid

Elizabethton Star – March 5, 2017

During the Carter County Commission Meeting on February 21, 2017, the Commission voted in the affirmative to double the amount of relief tax that the County offers to approved individuals who are disabled, elderly, veterans and widow(er) of veteran homeowners. Last year the amount of relief aid offered by the County was $20. The new amount of County tax relief aid is $40 for those that qualify.

In addition to the above County program, the State of Tennessee offers a Property Tax Relief Program for elderly, disabled, disabled veteran, and widow(er) of disabled veteran homeowners. For more information about the State’s program, please see the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s website at http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/pa/patxr.asp . This website provides general property tax relief questions and answers.

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Applications for the State and County Tax Relief Aid can be obtained in the office of Carter County Trustee Randall Lewis. His office is in the Carter County Courthouse at 801 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The Trustee’s office phone number is 423-542-1811. The Trustee’s website is http://www.cartercountytn.gov/government/officials/county-trustee/.

For more information from the State, you can contact:

Kim Darden, Property Tax Relief Program Supervisor
Division of Property Assessments
505 Deaderick Street
Suite 1700, James K. Polk State Office Building
Nashville, TN 37243-1402
Phone (615) 747-8858
Kim.Darden@cot.tn.gov

You can also check the status of your application on the State’s website at https://www.comptroller2.cot.tn.gov/TR_ApplicationStatus/ . If you meet the Eligibility Requirements for the Tax Relief Program, the State of Tennessee and Carter County urge you to apply.

Please feel free to contact me at mayor@cartercountytn.gov or by phone at 423-542-1801 if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you. My office is located at 801 East Elk Avenue, Suite 201 located in the County Courthouse in Elizabethton. I have an open-door policy and everyone is always welcome.

Leon Humphrey

Carter County Mayor