Oak Ridge, Tennessee (July 12, 2023) - City of Oak Ridge residents can expect their property tax statements to arrive in their mailboxes in July.
In accordance with State Law, property tax notices are mailed to the property owner at the address on file with the State of Tennessee as of January 1, 2023. Because of this, some property owners may not receive a statement, a situation normally explained as part of the property closing process. Failure to receive a notice of taxes due does not relieve the property owner of the obligation to pay or provide relief for late payments.
Property owners who do not receive their property tax statement by July 31 should call 865-425-3404 and ask for DeDe, the city's Tax Specialist, or look up how much they owe online in order to pay on time. Property tax information can be found online.
Property owners have until August 31 to pay their property taxes without interest or penalty. On September 1, interest will begin to accrue on the account.
Payments can be made online and at the Utilities Business Office (UBO) located at 200 South Tulane Avenue, in the overnight drop box in the UBO parking lot, or by mail at P.O. Box 1, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831. Payments made with a card, in person, or online, will incur a 2.75% fee. The fee for payments made by eCheck will be $1 per $5,000. These fees are assessed to offset the transaction cost incurred by the City.
For more information, call the Tax Specialist line at 865-425-3404.