Any property owner who believes that the classification and/or value assigned to his/her property by our office is incorrect has the right to appeal that assessment.

The Change in Appraisal notice (which, for most property owners, is received every four years), will provide information on how to contact the Assessor’s Office should he/she feel that the appraisal or classification is incorrect.

An Appraiser will then review the information made available by the property owner that denotes, changes which may affect the value of the property. Should a correction be in order, a modification may be made without a formal appeal. However, if the change to the property value following this review is unacceptable, the property owner may appeal to the MBOE. If the decision made by the MBOE is unacceptable, the property owner may then appeal to the State Board of Equalization.

Informal Reviews

The deadline to file an Informal Review ended April 26, 2024 at 4:00 pm.  Informal Review decisions will be mailed by May 17, 2024.

Formal Appeals

Beginning May 20, 2024, the opportunity to schedule an appointment for a Formal Appeal begins May 20, 2024 and ends June 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm.  Formal Appeals are filed with the independent Metropolitan Board of Equalization (MBOE).  You can choose to file your Formal Appeal to the MBOE or the MBOE’s Hearing Officers.  To schedule your appointment for a Formal Appeal, please call our Call Center at 615-862-6059 between the hours of 8 am – 4:00 pm.

Need to Cancel/Reschedule Your Appeal?

If you seek to reschedule or cancel an Appeal scheduled, please contact Herman Ruben at 615-880-2069.

If you missed the deadline and require additional appeal information, please contact the State Board of Equalization at 615-401-7883.

Metropolitan Board of Equalization

The Metropolitan Board of Equalization (MBOE), an independent entity from the Assessor of Property’s Office, is the first level of administrative appeal for complaints regarding the assessment, classification, and valuation of property for tax purposes.

Established under Metropolitan Charter Article 11, Chapter 2, to hear property owner’s appeals of their appraisal and assessment, the MBOE is composed of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by majority vote from the Metropolitan Council. Members serve terms of two years. The Board may also employ a temporary staff of hearing officers to conduct hearings on appeals. The hearing officers then send recommendations to the MBOE.

The Board’s duties include:

The MBOE meets beginning the 1st business day of June each year and remains in session until that year’s equalization is complete. Approximately ten days prior to the board convening, the Assessor will publish a public notice in the local newspaper detailing the dates, time, and place the board will be meeting to hear appeals. The procedure for property owners to file an appeal will also be stated in that notice.

A property owner may appear in person or have a family member, attorney, or anyone with written authorization appear on the owner’s behalf. Prior to the appeal hearing, the property owner will be required to complete an appeal form to be submitted to the Board. The appeal form provides the property owner the opportunity to state a proposed classification, appraised value, and assessed value for the subject property. It also contains space in which to include information supporting his/her position. In addition, the property owner is encouraged to bring to the hearing any pertinent information to support his/her appeal, including applicable appraisals, receipts, comparable sales information, income and expense data, cost information, and/or photographs. The materials submitted at the hearing should support the property owner’s theory of the property’s value and/or classification. The property owner also has the right to bring witnesses who can provide relevant information about the subject property. However, any evidence presented should refrain from discussing the property taxes or the property owner’s ability to pay them, as the Board is exclusively concerned with fair and equitable property classification, valuation, and assessment.

After hearing all of the evidence, the Board will make a decision, and results will be mailed to the property owner. This normally occurs prior to the end of August. If the property owner is not satisfied with the decision of the MBOE, the next step is to appeal to the State Board of Equalization.

The decision letter from the MBOE will contain directions on how to file an appeal with the State Board of Equalization. By law, that appeal must be made prior to August 1 or 45 days after the MBOE’s letter is mailed, whichever is later.

You can read the origin and authority of the Metropolitan Board of Equalization by reviewing:

The Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee

MBOE Policies and Procedures

Current members of the Board:
Mr. Derrick StarksMarch 19, 2024 – April 14, 2026
Ms. Deb DawsonMarch 7, 2024 – April 14, 2026
Ms. Melba JacksonApril 2, 2024 – April 14, 2026
Mr. Roger FarmerApril 2, 2024 – April 14, 2026
Ms. Alexa CoultonApril 2, 2024 – April 14, 2026
Mr. John GreenApril 2, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Mr. Michael MillinerApril 2, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Mr. Carnell ScruggsApril 16, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Mr Charles HanklaApril 16, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Ms. Mia ParkerApril 16, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Mr. Patrick FranzoneApril 16, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Dr. Truitt EllisApril 16, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Ms. Lori CasteApril 16, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Ms. Sharon EmersonMay 7, 2024 – June 6, 2026
Ms. Sharilyn PettusMay 7, 2024 – June 6, 2026

View Agendas & Minutes for the Metro Board of Equalization

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