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The County Board of Equalization has now concluded.  If you appeared before the County Board and you would like to appeal the Board’s decision, you may contact the State Board of Equalization at:

State Board of Equalization

9th Floor, W. Snodgrass TN Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37423-1102
Telephone – (615) 401-7883
Fax – (615) 253-4847
Email –

You may also appeal online at  Appeals must be postmarked or submitted to the State Board of Equalization on or before August 1, 2017, or within 45 days from the date of your Board of Equalization notice (whichever is later).  Failure to timely file an appeal will result in a loss of your right to any further appeal and the assessment stated on your Board notice will become final.

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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