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Vivian Michael Wilhoite is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, who came to Nashville to attend Tennessee State University (TSU).  Upon graduation from TSU, Vivian started her professional career as a Real Estate Appraiser at the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, formerly known as the Tennessee Public Service Commission (“Commission”) now known as the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA). While at the Commission, Vivian was responsible for the appraisal of public utility properties for ad valorem tax purposes.  She was promoted to the position of Assistant Director and later ascended to Chief of the Consumer Services Division.  She concluded her career as the TRA’s statewide representative for Consumer Education & Outreach, a role in which she travelled the state empowering consumers to make informed decisions about their gas, water, electric, and telephone services.

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Vivian believes her purpose in life is to serve others.  She began walking in that purpose as an involved student at TSU.  In 2003, she ran and was elected to serve as Representative of District 29 on the Metropolitan Davidson County Council.  In 2007, she was re-elected by 72% of the votes which was the largest percentage of anyone running for local public office in that election year.  While serving on the Metro Council, Vivian was selected as Vice-President of the National League of Cities Information, Technology and Communications Committee which played a major role in the implementation of the Broadband Plan and Digital Transition for the city of Nashville.

After serving eight (8) years on the Metro Council, Vivian remained active in the community and political arena. Seeing an opportunity to effect change and empower the masses, she again entered the political arena and ran for the Office of the Assessor of Property for Davidson County.  On August 31, 2016, she took the oath of office for the term 2016-2020.  In so doing, she became the first African American to hold the office of Assessor of Property in the history of Davidson County.

Vivian views public service as a lifetime commitment.  She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as numerous other boards and organizations.  She and her family are active members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Vivian most enjoys family time with her husband Larry and their two sons, Lelan and Pherius, as well as their beloved dog Feebie.  She lives her life directed by the adage:
“Do all the good you can, in every way you can, for all the people you can, while you can.”

Deadlines and News

  • Tax Relief & Tax Freeze Programs Deadline For Qualified Residents April 5
    Income and age-eligible households who need financial assistance with their property taxes Read More

    Income and age-eligible households who need financial assistance with their property taxes may apply for help through the Property Tax Relief Assistance program, or the Property Tax Freeze program, administered through the Office of the Metropolitan Trustee.  

    If you, or someone you know, is 65 years of age or older, a disabled veteran, or physically disabled, they may qualify for tax relief. To qualify for Tax Relief, the property owner’s combined income cannot exceed $30,700. The income limit to qualify for a Tax Freeze is $43,810.

    The deadline to apply is Monday, April 5, 2021. 

    For more information, call the Office of the Metropolitan Trustee Erica Gilmore at 615-862-6330 or please visit: https://www.nashville.gov/Portals/0/SiteContent/Trustee/docs/TaxReliefFlyer2019.pdf 

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  • The deadline to file your 2021 Schedule B was Monday March 1, 2021.
    The law requires that the Schedule B forms be mailed by February 1, 2021, and that returns be filed "on or before" March 1, 2021. Read More

    The law requires that the Schedule B forms be mailed by February 1, 2021, and that returns be filed “on or before” March 1, 2021. Since this represents such a short turnaround time, and because our primary interest is in getting all appraisals correct, we will consider all information made available to us for review before we complete the appraisals and send the required assessment change notices in April.

    Please understand that if you did not file on or before the March 1, 2021, deadline, the law requires your assessment for 2021 to be “forced.” Filings prior to the deadline are considered “reported” accounts.

    If you are submitting information after the deadline, please keep in mind that we need to receive it no later than 4:00 pm on April 1, 2021.

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  • 2021 Personal Property Schedule B’s
    The 2021 Schedule B's will be mailed out on Friday, January 29th Read More

    The 2021 Schedule B’s will be mailed out on Friday, January 29th and the deadline to timely file is March 1, 2021. Online filing will be available on Friday January 29th. You will need your original mailed copy of the schedule for the Pin number to use to log into the online filing system.

    If you have any questions about filing your Schedule B, please call our Personal Property Department at (615) 862-6073.

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