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If you would like to appeal your new appraisal, you may choose from the following options:

APPEAL IN PERSON BY APPOINTMENT:  To schedule an appointment, please call (865) 215-2006.  Appointments are available from April 17 - April 22 and from April 24 - April 29 at the following locations:

RESIDENTIAL -   Cedar Bluff Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive

                             Fountain City Library, 5300 Stanton Road

COMMERCIAL -   City County Building, 400 West Main Street

APPEAL BY PHONE: You may appeal informally by phone.  The phone number to appeal is (865) 215-3003.

APPEAL ONLINE: You may submit an online appeal by clicking the link above and following the instructions given.

PLEASE BRING YOUR NOTICE OF APPRAISAL TO YOUR INFORMAL HEARING.  Additionally, please provide any evidence you feel will support your contention for a new appraised value or change in property classification.  This may include photographs, appraisals, sales contracts, etc.

You should receive the results of your appeal by May 20, 2017.  If you cannot attend a hearing or are not satisfied with the results of your hearing, you can schedule a hearing with the Knox County Board of Equalization starting June 1, 2017.

John Whitehead, CAE - Property Assessor

Property Assessor

My name is John Whitehead.  I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as your Property Assessor.

Our office will strive to serve you, the taxpayer, with quality achievement regarding your property. I am proud to state my staff is extremely competent, dedicated, and fully aware of the importance of the responsibility to value your property, possibly the biggest investment one makes, in a fair and equitable manner.

My promise to Knox County citizens is thus:  I am, and will continually remain, steadfast in working to make this office the absolute finest in every facet.  Please know, we are your employees and my office door is open to any and all citizens of Knox County.

With kindest regards,

John Whitehead

John R. Whitehead, CAE
Knox County Property Assessor

USMC (Vietnam veteran)

Over 30 years of experience in property appraisal

Professional Certifications from IAAO - International Association of Assessing Officers:

CAE - The Certified Assessment Evaluator designation is IAAO’s flagship designation, denoting the highest level of education and experience in residential and commercial real-property appraisal, assessment administration, and tax policy.

Professional Certifications from the Tennessee State Board of Equalization:

Master Assessor

Assessment Level V

Certified Assessor

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Property Assessor

City County Building
Suite 204
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2360
Fax: 865-215-3671

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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