Trustee

The Sumner County Trustee’s Office continually strives to find and offer new services to benefit our taxpayers.  We hope that you find these services helpful.

Property Tax Information

Online Research and Payment

You can research your property tax account to verify the amount of your taxes or that your mortgage company has paid your taxes.  Online payment can be made by credit card or e-check. Partial payments cannot be made online or at local banks.   Sumner County does not receive any portion of the convenience fee.

Payment Options

Payment of property taxes can be made in our office, at our drive-thru window, by mail, online,  at participating area banks or drop your payment in our convenient drop box at our drive- thru.  A listing of participating banks can be found on the back of your Property Tax Notice.  Tax Relief payments cannot be accepted at the drive-thru or at area banks.

Partial Payments available for taxes paid at Trustee's office

Property owners can now make up to 5 partial payments toward their property taxes.  Any unpaid portion of current taxes remaining on March 1 will begin accruing penalty and interest. Partial payments cannot be made online or at local banks.

Tax Relief Options

Tax Freeze applications for the 2016 year will be taken beginning August 2016. If you qualify for tax relief, please wait until you receive your tax relief voucher to complete your tax freeze application. 

Those citizens who may qualify are encouraged to call the office for a list of required documentation. Annual requalification is required.

Tax Freeze applications are accepted at the Trustee's Office for qualifying senior citizens 65 years of age and older. Call 452-1260 for income qualifications. Annual requalification is required.

Tax Relief applications for those qualifying citizens (seniors 65 years of age or older, 100 percent disabled, and 100 percent disabled veteran or surviving spouse [service related]) will be accepted when you receive your tax notice. Call 452-1260 for income qualifications. Annual requalification is required.

Trustee Job Description

The Trustee generally acts as treasurer or banker for the county and serves three primary functions:  (1) collecting 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 regular account of all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds.

The Trustee administers a State funded Tax Relief Program to help the elderly, disabled, and disabled veterans (or surviving spouse of a disabled veteran or veteran whose death resulted from a service-connected cause) pay their property taxes.  In addition, the Trustee administers a Tax Freeze Program for the County and a portion of Sumner County cities.  Applications must be completed no later than 35 days after the February tax payment deadline.  FAQ:  www.comptroller.tn.gov/pa/patxr.asp

Office Hours:  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM   Monday – Friday

It is an honor to serve you, the citizens of Sumner County, as your Trustee.  My goal is to serve you with professionalism and integrity worthy of your respect.

Respectfully,
Marty Nelson

 

Contact Information

Marty Nelson, Trustee
355 North Belvedere Drive, Room 107
Gallatin, TN  37066-5414

Phone: (615) 452-1260
Fax: (615) 230-6315

Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.