Jim Dooley, Assessor
6 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
FAX: (931) 375-4019
Hours: Mon - Fri
8:00am - 4:00pm
The property assessor is responsible for the valuation of locally assessed real property and commercial/industrial personal property in the County. The Assessor maintains property ownership records and maps and provides tax rolls for the County Trustee and municipal collectors for tax billing and collections.
Most public utility property is valued by the Office of State Assessed Properties. The assessor reports assessments to local and state boards of equalization. Taxpayers who feel that the assessor has placed an unfair value on their property may appeal to the local board of equalization and then to the State Board of Equalization.
The appraised value on the Assessor's records is based on the fair market value of the property as of January 1 of the last reappraisal year, plus the equalized value of any improvements added between reappraisal years. Reappraisals are conducted every four years in Maury County and 2014 is the current reappraisal year.
The assessed value is a percentage of the appraised value used to calculate property taxes.
Reappraisal is a periodic update of values required by State Law.