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Shelby County Tennessee Property Tax

$1,872.00 2nd of 95

Median Property Tax In Shelby County, Tennessee


Median Home Value In
Shelby County, Tennessee

1.38% 0th of 95

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Shelby County, Tennessee

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Shelby County is $1,872.00 per year, based on a median home value of $135,300.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.38% of property value.

Shelby County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the ninety-five counties in Tennessee, Shelby County is ranked 2nd by median property taxes, and 0th by median tax as percentage of home value.

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 Shelby County Tax Assessor.

Shelby County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

2nd out of 95

By median yearly property tax

0th out of 95

By percentage of median home value

1st out of 95

By percentage of median income

You can see how Shelby 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.

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

526th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

595th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

611th 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 Shelby 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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Shelby County Property Tax Assessor

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

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