Assessor George L. Rooker Jr., AAS TMA is on a mission to educate the taxpayers of Nashville-Davidson County, TN about the property assessment process.
Now in his second four-year term, Assessor Rooker committed to provide the highest level of transparency possible, offering taxpayers easy online access to property information in our files and explaining processes used to appraise and assess property.
This website provides access to data on all real property parcels classified, appraised and assessed by the Davidson County Assessor of Property Office. It also describes the processes, standards, laws and regulations we follow in performing our duties.
It offers advanced technological tools enabling taxpayers to compare any property with others within our jurisdiction so they can analyze and judge the fairness of the values shown. Property owners can see sales in their neighborhood and easily compile a comparative sales report of those sales to see how the real estate market is affecting their values.
The assessment data on this site is updated as new assessments are published to notify the owners of the values established by this office. As a general rule, this process occurs in May of each year and is updated again in September to reflect appeal decisions or other major changes in a property after the January 1 appraisal date.
To help you understand the appraisal/assessment process: our staff inventories all parcels of real property within Davidson County boundaries. Appraisers inspect each parcel to determine characteristics, conditions and use of the property. Tennessee law provides that parcels be classified according to their use as Farm, Residential, Commercial-Industrial, Utility or Exempt — or, if there is a mixed use, a combination of two or more of those classifications.
In Tennessee, the State appraises and assesses Utility property and also determines whether a property qualifies to be Exempt from property taxes. The local assessor offices appraise and assess all other real property under guidelines and rules established by the State and in compliance with The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Standard Six-Mass Appraisal (USPAP), which are the generally accepted standards for professional appraisal practice in North America. The resulting work products then are examined by the State to ensure compliance.
The office also assesses the personal property owned or leased by for-profit businesses, sometimes referred to as “personalty,” using depreciation schedules developed by the State.
To explain the major terminology used in the process:
The classification is determined by use, as described above;
An appraisal represents our best estimate of the market value of a property at the time of appraisal.
An assessment represents the appraisal multiplied by the percentage established by state law for each classification — Commercial-Industrial at 40%; Farm and Residential at 25%; and Personal Property at 30%.
After the Assessor Office completes the assessment process, it compiles an assessment roll and informs the executive and legislative bodies of the total assessments on which taxes may be applied.
A budget process then is conducted by the executive branch and a recommended budget is presented to the legislative body, which may change it, and then set tax rates that provide the property tax revenue needed to help fund the budget. The Trustee then applies tax rates to the assessment roll and sends out tax bills.
A more complete explanation of processes is available elsewhere on this website. This includes information on the four-year mass reappraisal cycle, how to compute your property taxes, and the calendar for property assessment.
Please keep in mind that much of the information in our files is provided by other official sources, such as the Metropolitan Nashville Planning Commission, Register of Deeds Office, Department of Codes Administration and other agencies of local and state government. Generally, there is a delay in receiving data from these entities on some transactions, such as conveyance of ownership by sale or subdivision of a parcel, because those offices must process and verify that data first. We endeavor to keep information as current as possible, whenever it is made available to us.
Assessor Rooker encourages all property owners to review our files on their properties and let us know if there are any discrepancies which should be corrected.
Navigating through this website is relatively simple. You can search for parcel information by owner, street name or parcel id number. Once you select a parcel to review, the additional tabs provide a number of formats and choices.
Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Our phone number is: 615-862-6080. Our office entrance is second door on the left just inside the entrance area on the second floor of the Howard Office Building in the Fulton Office Complex at 700 2nd Ave. S. A map is available here.
Deadlines and News
Deadline to file an appeal to MBOE has passedThe deadline to file an appeal to the Metro Board of Equalization has passed. The deadline was June 17, 2016. If you have scheduled an appointment with either a Hearing Officer or the MBOE and need to reschedule or cancel, please contact Herman Ruben at 615-880-2069. Read More
The deadline to file an appeal to the Metro Board of Equalization has passed. The deadline was June 17, 2016. If you have scheduled an appointment with either a Hearing Officer or the MBOE and need to reschedule or cancel, please contact Herman Ruben at 615-880-2069. If you missed the deadline and require additional appeal info, please contact the State Board of Equalization at 615-401-7883.Show Less
Deadline has passed for Schedule B Board FilingThe deadline to file a Schedule B for the Metro Board was June 17th. If you received a “Notice of Appraised Value, Classification, and Assessed Value” with the ASSESSMENT TYPE – FORCED, the assessment was forced due to the failure of the taxpayer to file a Tax Schedule “B” with our office on or before March 1, 2016. Read More
The deadline to file a Schedule B for the Metro Board was June 17th. If you received a “Notice of Appraised Value, Classification, and Assessed Value” with the ASSESSMENT TYPE – FORCED, the assessment was forced due to the failure of the taxpayer to file a Tax Schedule “B” with our office on or before March 1, 2016. If you have any questions, you can call our Personal Property Department at 615-862-6073.Show Less
2016 Notices will be mailed on May 20thThe 1-1-2016 Assessment change notices will be mailed on May 20th. These notices will be mailed to those Property Owners whose 2016 appraised and/or assessed value has changed as a result of a change in their property or as a result of an Informal Review Request. Read More
The 1-1-2016 Assessment change notices will be mailed on May 20th. These notices will be mailed to those Property Owners whose 2016 appraised and/or assessed value has changed as a result of a change in their property or as a result of an Informal Review Request.Show Less