McNairy County
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Assessor of Property
SELMER, TN. 38375

(731) 645-5146

Work hours:  Mon. 8:00 - 4:30 ~ Tues. 8:00- 4:30 ~ Thurs. 8:00- 4:30 ~ Fri. 8:00-4:30 ~ Sat. 8:00- 12:00
closed Wednesday and Sunday


Betty Ashe, Assessor of Property

Janet Rhinehart, Deputy Assessor

Angela Martin, Deputy Clerk
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Glenda Williams, Mapper

Don Rhinehart, Field Appraiser

The Assessors responsibility is to discover, list, classify and value all property within the jurisdiction of McNairy County for tax purposes. Taxable property is divided into two class 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.

Field inspections are done on 20% -25% of the county every year to update records of any new construction, additions and demolition of existing improvements. All new construction over the county is done yearly. After locating, measuring and assessing all changes must be entered into the computer.

Maps are a means to inventory all real property within the county. The assessor is required to maintain an up-to-date set of maps that display all the parcels in the county. Maps are updated to reflect new subdivisions, surveys, property splits and the combining of parcels as they occur. These maps are for reference and public viewing. Each year the assessor is required to create and maintain an assessment roll detailing all county property, its owners and its values.

Another duty of the assessor's office is maintaining and providing public information, to assist taxpayers and the general public with questions regarding property ownership, assessments and recent property sales. This office handles thousands of requests annually on the phone, through mail or in person from current or prospective property owners as well as from the real estate, legal and banking communities.

Equitable assessments assure property owners that they are paying only their fair share of the cost of operating school and libraries, providing police and fire protection, road construction and maintenance, water sanitation and other basic services. The assessor of property is responsible to the tax payers to ensure that all property is valued in accordance with state laws, that no property escapes the assessment process or is under assessed and that no property owner receives unauthorized preferential treatment.


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