Perry County Trustee's Office
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Shane Copeland, Trustee
Rhonda Weakley, Deputy Trustee

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P.O. Box 910
Linden TN 37096
931-589-2313
FAX: 931-589-3232

Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The Trustee for Perry County, Tennessee, serves the county with the collection and management of Perry County’s funds. The Trustee has three major functions:

  1. Collecting all state and county taxes on property
  2. Accounting for and disbursing county funds (including proper apportionment and determination of fund availability)
  3. Investing temporarily idle county funds.

To pay your property taxes in person, you may visit the County Trustee’s office located inside the Perry County Courthouse in Linden, Tennessee, or mail your payment directly to our office:

Perry County Trustee
PO Box 910
Linden, TN 37096

You can reach us by phone at 931-589-2313, Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm. Our office can best advise you on your situation, access your records to confirm what is due and confirm if your payment was received.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding making payments in person, online and general tax bill questions.

Is the Trustee required to mail tax notices?

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. (CTAS-1573), T.C.A. § 67-5-2101

When are property tax bills mailed out?

Tax Statements are mailed in October each year. Property tax bills are mailed to the owner on record.  New owners should contact their title company or review their closing statement to determine who is responsible for paying the taxes.

What happens if I miss the tax payment deadline?

On the first day of each month beginning March 1, interest of 1.5 percent (18 percent annually) is added to your base tax amount.

Is Postmark accepted?

Any tax payment transmitted by U.S. mail is deemed received on the date on the postmark, but not all items are postmarked by the United States Postal Service. If the Post Office fails to postmark your payment, it is considered paid on the date received by our office. This applies even if you mail your payment on time. For mail-in payments, office meter dates are not accepted. 

Payments made on the Trustee's website are recognized by the county as paid on the date of the online transaction. Payments made utilizing your bank's online bill pay service are posted as of the date received.

What time period do my annual taxes cover?

The taxes that become payable in October cover the current calendar year.

My name and/or Address are incorrect.  What needs to be done?

You may contact the Trustee’s Office at 931-589-2313 or the Perry County Accessors Office at 931-589-2277 to get this resolved.

My mortgage company pays my taxes.  What do I do with this notice?

Tax information should be forwarded to your mortgage company.

Can I make partial payments?

We currently accept partial payments in our office only, online payments must be made in full.

What options do I have to pay my County property taxes?

Debit card, credit card, ACH, Check by Mail or in person at our office. 

The County Trustee’s Office is now approved to accept Debit/Credit cards for payment of county property taxes; however a processing fee of 2.5% is charged. You can make your payment in person or online at gov.perrycountytn.com.  You can use the following button to go directly to the payment portal.

Make a payment online

How safe is it to pay property taxes online?

Our website uses a secure socket layer to provide a safety measure against your information being stolen.  In fact, your online payments are more secure than sending a check through the postal system.

How do I know my payment has been received?

Once you have submitted your payment, a printable receipt page of the transaction will be available for immediate printing and retention for your records.  The transaction page will contain all the information about your payment, as well as your payment confirmation number.  Be sure to print this for your records and/or in case you need to show proof of payment.

How will I know my taxes were paid before the due date?

The date shown on the confirmation page is recognized as the date you made your payment.

 

 

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