Pay Property Taxes Online
The Lawrence County Trustee's Office continually strives to find new ways to benefit our taxpayers. We believe this new service will prove to be extremely beneficial locally as well as worldwide. You now have the freedom to use your credit card or e-check. You may pay your taxes from the comfort of your own home. Lookup is available if you just want to verify that your mortgage company has paid your taxes or you've misplaced your bill and want to know how much your taxes are. Whatever your need, you now have access to the information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
We encourage you to explore our website and contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Our goal is to serve you as efficiently and professionally as possible. We hope this new service will make paying your property taxes more convenient than ever!
Another payment convenience is the after hours drop box in the courthouse east parking lot. NO CASH PLEASE! We ask that you use a check and include the payment stub or print your tax bill number/solid waste account number on the memo portion of the check.
Of course, I will continue to travel into the communities each year for those who prefer to pay in person but find it difficult to make the trip to the office in the courthouse. My schedule is always announced by both newspaper and radio so that you may make your plans to see me.
For those who may find it difficult to pay their taxes in one lump sum, we also accept up to four partial payments on a tax bill. There is no extra charge for that service or any extra paperwork to fill out. Of course any unpaid balance as of March 1st following the tax year accrues 1 ½% each month by law.
Remember, you have several payment options:
(Please make all checks payable to: Lawrence County Trustee)
1. In person, at the Trustee's Office on the first floor of the Lawrence County Administrative Center OR use the convenient drive-thru in the rear of the building. (THIRD LANE ONLY!) Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We are also open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon each Saturday in February.
2. By mail, you may mail your payment to: Lawrence County Trustee 200 W. Gaines St., Suite 101 Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
3. In person, at one of the Community Collection Sites when the Trustee is in your area.
4. After hours, you may drop you payment into the drop box located in the east parking lot of the Courthouse.
5. Online, you may use an e-check or your credit card.
Some points of interest:
The County Trustee's Office acts as the county's banker with three primary objectives:
1. To collect all county property taxes.
2. To keep a fair and regular account of all receipts and disbursements.
3. To invest any idle funds.
4. The Trustee's Office aids elderly and disabled taxpayers in application and certification procedures with the Tennessee Tax Relief Program.
5. The Trustee's Office does not administer nor bill the Lawrence County Solid Waste fee, however we can accept payments on your account for your convenience.
6. Lawrence County property taxes begin to accrue on January 1 and continue through December 31 of the same year.
7. The payment period for county taxes begins on the first Monday of October and continues through the last day of February of the following year.
8. The Trustee's Office accepts postmark. (Just make sure your envelope is postmarked by the last day of February.)
9. On March 1, county taxes become delinquent and begin to accrue 1 ½% per month penalty and interest.
10. The Property Assessor is responsible for appraising the property values on which taxes are assessed.
11. The Lawrence County Commission sets the annual tax rate.
12. Tennessee law does not require the mailing of tax notices indicating the amount of taxes due. Owners of property are presumed to know that taxes are due without personal notice. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the responsibility of payment, nor is it a reason for penalty and interest charges to be cancelled if the tax bill becomes delinquent.
13. If you should change your mailing address, you should notify the Property Assessor's office at (931) 766-4179.
A Personal Message From Your Trustee, Kiley Weathers: