Grainger Today Editor
RUTLEDGE – Gladys Davidson was one of the first in Grainger County to pay her property taxes this year.
Property tax statements have been mailed, and collections have begun. Property owners in Grainger County have several options when it comes to paying property taxes.
Property tax prepayment may help those who might find it easier to pay a little at a time, throughout the year. Automated Clearing House (ACH) prepayments allow property owners to make smaller payments throughout the year, based upon an estimated property tax amount. Adjustments to the payment amount can made in the event of a change in the tax rate by the county commission. ACH prepayments may be made from either checking or savings accounts. Miscellaneous receipts are given throughout the year, which are converted to a property tax receipt when the tax is paid in full. Receipts may be received by email or regular mail.
For those who don’t use a checkbook, payment for property taxes may be made by credit/debit card. Those who choose to utilize a credit/debit card will incur a 2.75 percent transaction convenience fee to cover the costs of processing. Online payments maybe made by credit/debit card or echeck at www.tntrustee.com. Those who choose online payment will also be charged a convenience fee.
Payments may be made each day, during business hours, in the trustee’s office at the Grainger County Courthouse, in Rutledge. Payments may also be made in person at offsite locations throughout the county, based upon the following schedule:
- First Tuesday – Washburn community building;
- second Tuesday – Blaine City Hall;
- third Tuesday – Thorn Hill Community Center; and
- fourth Tuesday – Bean Station Town Hall.
Property owners may now receive their tax statements and receipts via email, by putting their email address on file at the trustee’s office.