McMinn County

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Welcome to McMinn County's most recent, improved, efficient, and convenient way to pay!

The McMinn County Trustee's Office continually strives to find and offer new services to benefit our taxpayers. We believe this new service will prove to be extremely beneficial locally as well as statewide.

The current year taxes are due and payable beginning October 1st through the last day of February of the following year. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm for your convenience. 

The Trustee serves three primary functions: (1) collection of all county property taxes (all property, real and personal, tangible and intangible, must be assessed for taxation by the state or its political subdivisions unless property is declared to be exempt by some provision of Tennessee law); (2) keeping a fair and regular account of all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds.

The trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes. The trustee generally acts as treasurer for the county, receiving and paying out funds. The trustee must keep a detailed account of these transactions.

In addition, the Trustee administers a State funded Tax Relief Program to help the elderly and disabled citizens pay their property taxes. For qualifying applicants, the State of Tennessee will pay a portion of the property taxes for their home. Application must be completed no later than 35 days after the February 28th tax payment deadline.

Phil Tuggle serves as Trustee and was elected in 2002 and relected in 2006. In 2005 he was awarded the designation of Certified Public Administrator by The University of Tennessee Institute for public service,and also also a graduate of the University of Tennessee Local Government Leadership Program. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, Phil attended McMinn Central High School and Cleveland State Community College. Phil is a member of County Officials Association of Tennessee, Tennessee Trustee Association and the East Tennessee Trustees Association.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays: Last Saturday in December 8:30 - 12:00 noon
All Saturdays in February 8:30 - 12:00 noon

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