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Tax Freeze Program

The tax freeze program was approved by Tennessee voters in a November, 2006 constitutional amendment referendum. The Tax Freeze Act of 2007 permits local governments to implement the program, and Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County became the first jurisdiction in the state to establish a tax freeze program.

Under the program, qualifying homeowners age 65 and older can "freeze" the tax due on their property at the amount for the year they qualify, even if tax rates increase. Applicants must present:

  1. Proof of age - birth certificate, Medicare card, driver's license, passport, etc.;
  2. Proof of ownership - current tax bill or receipt, recorded deed, etc.;
  3. Evidence property is principal residence - voter registration card, etc.

Further, income records must be provided showing the total income of all owners of the property during 2012 does not exceed $39,680 for Davidson County. Income records include Federal tax returns or other items acceptable to the Trustee. All applicants must sign an income verification form permitting the Trustee to contact IRS, SSA or the State Division of Property Assessment to verify income. The application is a public record, but the financial documents remain confidential.

Applications for the Tax Freeze must be filed by April 5th each year, and applicants may contact the Office of the Trustee at 862-6330 to schedule an appointment. If you need information concerning the program, please feel free to call us with any questions.

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Register for E-billing
Request Statement by Email
Change Mailing Address
Email the Trustee's Office
Pay/Check Taxes

NOTE: When writing checks, please make checks payable to:
Metropolitan Trustee
PO Box 196358
Nashville, TN 37219-6358

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Important - There is a 2.30% processing fee for taxes paid with a credit or debit card. These fees are not retained by Metropolitan Government. There is no processing fee for taxes paid by E-Check.

Department Locations

  • Office
    700 Second Avenue South
    Suite 220
    Nashville, TN 37210
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