I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Property Assessor of Coffee County.
The primary responsibility of the Property Assessor is to discover, list, classify, and value all real, personal or mixed property within the jurisdiction of Coffee County for tax purposes.
The Property Assessor is also responsible for:
- Maintaining ownership records
- Preparation of the tax rolls for the Trustee and all municipalities
- Maintenance of County property tax maps
- Maintenance of current indexes of taxpayers
- Report assessments to local and state Boards of Equalization
Property Record Information
The purpose of a reappraisal is to bring property values closer to current market value and maintain equalization throughout the county. Reappraisals are mandated by the state to occur every four, five, or six years. Coffee County is on a four-year cycle. The last reappraisal in Coffee County was 2014. In 2018, Coffee County will go through a state mandated reappraisal.
Our office conducts reviews for properties in the county on site during the first three years of each reappraisal. During construction, we come to the construction site to measure homes to determine the square footage and collect the information needed to determine the value. We also receive electrical permits from local utility companies and building permits from the county and municipalities to make us aware of changes being made to properties that will influence its value.
The Assessor of Property, according to Tennessee State Law T.C.A. § 67-5-1601, is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing each piece of property in Coffee County. This includes both real property and tangible personal property. The Assessor of Property must keep current information of the ownership and characteristics of all property; and to prepare and certify the assessment roll annually in accordance with Tennessee State Law. The Property Assessor’s Office sets value on property based on current market values reflecting real estate property sales. These property transactions must be between a knowledgeable buyer and a willing seller at an agreed upon price.
Below are frequently asked questions that may help to understand how a reappraisal works.