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Tennessee Property Tax Appeal Approach

Criterion is committed to working with you from start to finish. We’ll evaluate your assessment and if a tax reduction is possible, we’ll pursue every avenue to make it happen – from negotiating an adjustment at the County level or taking it all the way to a State decision. 

Tennessee Property Tax Appeal Approach

Criterion is committed to working with you from start to finish. We’ll evaluate your assessment and if a tax reduction is possible, we’ll pursue every avenue to make it happen – from negotiating an adjustment at the County level or taking it all the way to a State judgement.

Criterion follows a consistent approach to property tax evaluation and appeals:

Fair
Assessment

First Contact/ Contract

No-Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend Against Appeal

Pay Tax

On original assessment

County
Appeal

First Contact/ Contract

No Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend For Appeal

File Appeal

  • Set Appointment w/County Board of Equalization
  • Appearance

Appeal Accepted

Reduction

Pay new amount

State
Appeal

First Contact/ Contract

No Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend For Appeal

File Appeal

  • Set Appointment w/County Board of Equalization
  • Appearance

Appeal

to State Board of Equalization

Negotiate Assessment Adjustments

  • Share Details with Assessors
  • Assessors Evaluate justifications

Settlement

Reduction

Pay New Amount

State
Decision

First Contact/ Contract

No-Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend For Appeal

File Appeal

  • Set Appointment w/County Board of Equalization
  • Appearance
v

Appeal

to State Board of Equalization

Negotiate Assessment Adjustments

  • Share Details with Assessors
  • Assessors Evaluate justifications

Hearing

With State Board of Equalization’s Administrative Law Judge

Decision

State Board of Equalization Decision

Pay Tax

On final assessment

Fair Assessment

First Contact/ Contract

No-Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend Against Appeal

Pay Tax

On original assessment

County Appeal

First Contact/ Contract

No Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend For Appeal

File Appeal

  • Set Appointment w/County Board of Equalization
  • Appearance

Appeal Accepted

Reduction

Pay new amount

State Appeal

First Contact/ Contract

No Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend For Appeal

File Appeal

  • Set Appointment w/County Board of Equalization
  • Appearance

Appeal

to State Board of Equalization

Negotiate Assessment Adjustments

  • Share Details with Assessors
  • Assessors Evaluate justifications

Settlement

Reduction

Pay New Amount

State Decision

First Contact/ Contract

No-Cost Review

Investigate and Evaluate Property, Property Type, Comps, Sales, Income

Recommend For Appeal

File Appeal

  • Set Appointment w/County Board of Equalization
  • Appearance
v

Appeal

to State Board of Equalization

Negotiate Assessment Adjustments

  • Share Details with Assessors
  • Assessors Evaluate justifications

Hearing

With State Board of Equalization’s Administrative Law Judge

Decision

State Board of Equalization Decision

Pay Tax

On final assessment

Since 2021, we have reviewed more than 1,500 parcels with a total appraised value of over $10 Billion and achieved a total property tax savings on these properties of more than $7.6 Million.  

Annual Tax/Appeal Deadlines

January 1

February 28

March 1

March 1

March 15

May 20

June 1-15 +/-

June 15 +/-

June 30

July

August 1*

September 1

October 1

Assessment Date

Single Tax Payment Due – Previous Year

Personal Property Return Filing Deadline

Request Correction of Errors for Previous Two Years Deadline

Greenbelt Application Deadline                 

Assessment Notice Delivery

Appeal Deadline – Most Tennessee Counties

Appeal Deadline – Davidson and Hamilton Counties

Appeal Deadline – Shelby County

Tax Rates Set

State Board of Equalization Appeal Filing Deadline

Last Day for Pro-Rate Assessments

Tax Bills Issued

*Or 45 days after County Board of Equalization notification, whichever is latest

Annual Tax/Appeal Deadlines

January 1
Assessment Date

February 28
Single Tax Payment Due – Previous Year

March 1
Personal Property Return Filing Deadline

March 1
Request Correction of Errors for Previous Two Years Deadline

March 15
Greenbelt Application Deadline

May 20
Assessment Notice Delivery

June 1-15 +/-
Appeal Deadline – Most Tennessee Counties

June 15 +/-
Appeal Deadline – Davidson and Hamilton Counties

June 30
Appeal Deadline – Shelby County

July
Tax Rates Set

August 1*
State Board of Equalization Appeal Filing Deadline

September 1
Last Day for Pro-Rate Assessments

October 1
Tax Bills Issued

*Or 45 days after County Board of Equalization notification, whichever is latest

Criterion will review a property at no cost to the client. Criterion is only compensated if a client saves money on its property taxes.

Criterion Track Record

Vacant land valued in excess of $10 million with a single-year tax savings over

Shopping center valued in excess of $30 million with a three-year tax savings over

Medical office building valued in excess of $7 million with a single-year tax savings over

Shopping center valued in excess of $20 million with a single-year tax savings over

Office building valued in excess of $175 million with a three-year tax savings over

Multi-family apartment complex valued in excess of $25 million with a single-year tax savings over