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The Informal Appeals process is now closed.  If you filed an Informal Appeal, you should expect the results of your appeal by May 20, 2017.

If you wish to appeal your new assessment, the Knox County Board of Equalization meets in the month of June and represents the beginning of our formal appeals process.  You may make appointments for the Board of Equalization starting May 25, 2017.

John Whitehead, CAE - Property Assessor

Property Assessor

My name is John Whitehead.  I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as your Property Assessor.

Our office will strive to serve you, the taxpayer, with quality achievement regarding your property. I am proud to state my staff is extremely competent, dedicated, and fully aware of the importance of the responsibility to value your property, possibly the biggest investment one makes, in a fair and equitable manner.

My promise to Knox County citizens is thus:  I am, and will continually remain, steadfast in working to make this office the absolute finest in every facet.  Please know, we are your employees and my office door is open to any and all citizens of Knox County.

With kindest regards,

John Whitehead

John R. Whitehead, CAE
Knox County Property Assessor

USMC (Vietnam veteran)

Over 30 years of experience in property appraisal

Professional Certifications from IAAO - International Association of Assessing Officers:

CAE - The Certified Assessment Evaluator designation is IAAO’s flagship designation, denoting the highest level of education and experience in residential and commercial real-property appraisal, assessment administration, and tax policy.

Professional Certifications from the Tennessee State Board of Equalization:

Master Assessor

Assessment Level V

Certified Assessor

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Property Assessor

City County Building
Suite 204
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2360
Fax: 865-215-3671

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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