Molly Hartup, Assessor of Property
200 E. Race Street, Suite 5
Kingston, TN 37763
Molly Hartup is a life-long resident of Roane County, Tennesssee. She is a graduate of Calvary Baptist School and has also received her AAS from Roane State Community College. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) Certified Public Administrator County Officials Training Program (COCTP). She has six years experience in the Property Assessor’s office before being elected as Roane County Property Assessor in 2016. Her goal is to serve Roane County and make them proud.
Roane County Tax Rates:
|Outside all cities||2.575
|Inside Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood||2.515
|Inside Oak Ridge||2.35
Appraise, classify and assess all taxable property in Roane County.
Update property ownership and tax maps per recorded deeds.
January 1st- Assessment date to have ownership, assessments and tax maps completed for the year.
February 1st- Deadline for mailing Tangible Personal Property Schedules to business for reporting of commercial and industrial equipment.
March 1st- Deadline for all business to file their Tangible personal Property Schedule with the Property Assessor’s office.
March 1st- Deadline to apply for greenbelt (property with 15 acres or more used for agricultural or forestry purposes).
May- Assessment change notices are mailed to property owners who have had a change in their appraisal and assessment from the previous year.
June 1st- The County Board of Equalization begins hearing appeals.
October- The current year’s tax bills are mailed by the Trustee’s office.
As of January 2017, Roane County has in excess of 37,760 parcels.
Greenbelt property is subject to roll-back tax once the land ceases to qualify for greenbelt status. The roll-back is the amount of taxes saved in the last three years by the property being on greenbelt.
It is the responsibility of the Property Assessor to discover, list, classify and value all property within the Jurisdiction of Roane County for tax purposes. Taxable property is divided into two classes, real property and personal property. Real property includes land and all buildings, structures and improvements to the land. Personal property is machinery and equipment , fixtures, furniture and other items that are movable in nature used by a business.
Every county in Tennessee is either on four, five or six year appraisal cycle. Roane County is on a five year reappraisal cycle. This is a mass appraisal and values will remain stable between cycles unless there are physical changes or some other type of change other than just an ownership change.
The Property Assessor is responsible to the taxpayers of Roane County to ensure that all property is valued in accordance with state laws. It is the County Commission’s responsibility to set the tax rate and the collecting officials to mail the bills and collect the taxes.