Property tax assessments for the Town of Jonesborough are performed by the Washington County Tax Assessor’s Office. Reappraisals are performed every five years. A property reappraisal was completed in 2019. The next property reappraisal will take place in 2024.
If you pay your property taxes by check, please make your check payable to the Town of Jonesborough and provide the tax year and tax receipt number in the notation area of the check. The check should be mailed to the Town of Jonesborough, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659.
Pay 2021 and 2022 Property Taxes by Credit Card online
You can pay your property taxes by credit card or view a history of your property taxes. You can pay 2021 and 2022 taxes online. If you owe taxes prior to 2021 and 2022, please contact the Recorder’s office at 423.753.1040 for payment instructions. For additional information and to make payments, CLICK HERE.
There are three types of property tax assessments:
- Single family dwellings or residential real property is assessed at 25% of the appraised market value of the dwelling.
- Commercial real property is assessed at 40% of the appraised market value of the property.
- Commercial personal property is assessed at 30% of the appraised market value of the property.
The 2022 property tax rate in Jonesborough is $1.20 per $100 of assessed value of property.
The Washington County tax rate is currently $2.15 per $100 of assessed value.
A property owner has the right to appeal the appraised value of his or her property by contacting the Washington County Tax Assessor’s Office at 423.753.1670 during normal business hours, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The Tax Assessor will then schedule a meeting between the property owner and the five-member Washington County Board of Equalization. If not satisfied with the decision of the local Board of Equalization, a property owner may then appeal to the State Board of Equalization and then to the Assessment Appeals Commission. If still not satisfied, then a property owner may seek remedy through the court system.
Property Tax Relief
Property tax relief is available through a program offered by the State of Tennessee for qualified elderly and disabled homeowners and permanently disabled veterans. You may apply when property taxes become due in your city or county. Application may be made in your County Trustee’s Office or the Jonesborough City Recorder’s Office or to receive a tax relief brochure by mail, contact the Jonesborough Recorder’s Office at 423.753.1040 or the Washington County Trustee’s Office at 423.753.1601. If you qualify for State tax relief the Town of Jonesborough will match the amount of the State tax relief, not to exceed your property tax liability.
- For more information about Property Tax Relief for the Elderly, Disabled and Veterans CLICK HERE
2022 Property Taxes
City property taxes for the year 2022 will be mailed in October 2022, and are due and payable from October 2022 through February 2023. City property taxes for 2022 bear penalty and interest at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month for each month the taxes are delinquent beginning March 1, 2023. City property taxes may be paid at the Recorder’s Office (Water Department) in Town Hall or online HERE. If you have questions concerning your city property taxes, please call the Recorder’s Office at 423.753.1040.
2021 Delinquent Property Taxes
Please be advised that on April 1, 2023, additional penalties and costs will be imposed on all unpaid Jonesborough city taxes assessed against real and personal property for the year 2021. These additional penalties and costs are imposed by State statute to cover the expense of filing suit to collect the unpaid taxes. Once the suit was filed on April 1, 2023, the 2021 taxes must be paid at the Office of Clerk & Master located at the Washington County Courthouse in Jonesborough. Until April 1. 2023 the 2021 city property taxes may be paid at the Recorder’s Office (Water Department) in Town Hall or online HERE. If you have any questions concerning your city property taxes please call the Recorder’s Office at 423-753-1040.