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Hamilton County Tennessee Property Tax

$1,270.00 4th of 95

Median Property Tax In Hamilton County, Tennessee


Median Home Value In
Hamilton County, Tennessee

0.86% 4th of 95

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Hamilton County, Tennessee

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Hamilton County is $1,270.00 per year, based on a median home value of $147,200.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.86% of property value.

Hamilton County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the ninety-five counties in Tennessee, Hamilton County is ranked 4th by median property taxes, and 4th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Compared to other counties in Tennessee, Hamilton County collects a relatively high percentage of each property's value as tax. Combined with home values that are $9,900.00 greater than the Tennessee median of $137,300.00, this results in the relatively high property taxes in Hamilton County.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Hamilton County Tax Assessor.

Hamilton County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

4th out of 95

By median yearly property tax

4th out of 95

By percentage of median home value

3rd out of 95

By percentage of median income

You can see how Hamilton County (highlighted in green) compares to the ninety-five other counties in Tennessee with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Tennessee, see our Tennessee county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Tennessee counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Hamilton County is located in Tennessee, which is ranked 41st highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Hamilton County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1062nd out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1380th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

1312th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Tennessee as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Tennessee property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of ninety-five Tennessee counties in addition to Hamilton County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Tennessee property tax by county to see property tax information for all Tennessee counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Tennessee property tax map.

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Hamilton County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Hamilton County are the responsibility of the Hamilton County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Hamilton County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Hamilton County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Hamilton County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Hamilton County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Hamilton County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
tennessee Property Tax Data
Tennessee Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References