Wayne County

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Welcome to Wayne County's most recent way to pay property taxes....online! It is an easy and convenient way to pay your taxes without leaving the comfort of your home.

The Wayne 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 new payment convenience is the after hours drop box that has been installed in the courthouse south parking lot. NO CASH PLEASE! We ask that you use a check and include a copy of your tax bill or print your tax bill receipt number on the memo portion of the check.

Remember, you have several payment options:
(Please make all checks payable to: Wayne County Trustee)

1. In person, at the Trustee's Office on the second floor of the Wayne County Courthouse. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

2. By mail, you may mail your payment to: 
Wayne County Trustee

P.O. Box 338
Waynesboro, Tennessee 38485

3. After hours, you may drop your payment into the drop box located in the south parking lot of the Courthouse.

4. 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. Wayne County property taxes begin to accrue on January 1 and continue through December 31 of the same year.

6. 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.

7. The Trustee's Office accepts postmark. (Just make sure your envelope is postmarked by the last day of February.)

8. On March 1, county taxes become delinquent and begin to accrue 1 ½% per month penalty and interest.

9. The Property Assessor is responsible for appraising the property values on which taxes are assessed.

10. The Wayne County Commission sets the annual tax rate.

11. 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.

12. If you should change your mailing address, you should notify the Property Assessor's office at (931) 722-5282.

A Personal Message from Your Trustee, Janice Smith:

Since taking office in September 1998, my office and staff have strived to serve Wayne County in an efficient and convenient way. I hope our new hours and way of collecting property taxes better serve you. I value your comments and feedback. You may reach me at (931) 722 -3269. I always look forward to seeing or hearing from you!