Knox County Tennessee

Property Tax Relief/ Tax Freeze

Tax Relief

The Knox County Trustee's Office administers a state funded Property Tax Relief Program to assist elderly, disabled, and disabled veteran as well as surviving spouses of disabled veteran homeowners. For applicants who qualify, the State of Tennessee will pay or reimburse a portion of their property taxes for their primary residence. You may complete the applications by mail OR  request an application by email: Be sure to sign the applications and list at least one phone number where we can reach you.

Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners up to be announced October 1, 2024

You must be 65 or older or have been rated totally and permanently disabled by Social Security Administration or another qualified agency on or before December 31, 2024. Your combined 2023 annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property cannot exceed the income limit to be announced October 1, 2024

Tax Relief for Disabled Veteran & Widow(er) of a Disabled Veteran

Veterans who have an honorable discharge and a total and permanent rating from a service-connected disability or their widow(er) may qualify for tax relief. Income limit no longer applies. If you were not approved in the past due to income, we encourage you to re-apply.

** For a complete list of qualifications and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the State of Tennessee's Tax Relief Website: To hear a recording of the latest information regarding Tax Relief and Senior Tax Freeze, call the Trustee's information line at 865-215-8554 OR visit one of our convenient satellite locations with any questions or concerns OR request an application by email:

Senior Tax Freeze

The State of Tennessee passed legislation that permits counties to “freeze” property tax amounts for homeowners who are 65 or older on or before December 31, 2024, and the combined 2023 annual income for you, your spouse and all other owners of the property cannot exceed $60,000.

Your home and up to five (5) acres can be frozen. The appraisal and assessment values are not affected by the freeze program. If you qualify for Senior Tax Freeze, we will lock in your tax amount due so that it will generally not increase. If your property taxes decrease, your frozen base amount will also decrease.

** Both programs require that you own and use the property on which you apply as your primary residence. Proof of eligibility will be required. Other restrictions may still apply.

For Application, CLICK HERE