Tax Relief

Tax relief is payment by the State of Tennessee to reimburse homeowners meeting certain eligibility requirements for a part or all of paid property taxes. Tax relief is not an exemption. You still receive your tax bill(s) and are responsible for paying your property taxes each year.

The amount you will receive if approved varies depending on your property assessment and your county or city tax rate.

You can only receive tax relief on your primary residence in any given tax year.

When to Apply

You can apply as soon as you receive your city property tax bills which are sent in early October as a courtesy to our residents. The deadline to apply is 35 days after the city's delinquency date. Taxes must be paid prior to receiving relief.

Where to Apply

You can apply for the tax relief program at the City of La Vergne Tax Department at 5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne, TN 37086. Contact Tax Department Specialist Becci Steed with any questions, (615) 793-3388.

Eligibility Requirements

Elderly HomeownerDisabled HomeownerDisabled Veterans HomeownerWidow(er) of Disabled Veterans Homeowner
Must be 65 by Dec. 31Yes (#1)NoNoNo
Must own home and use as primary residence (#2)YesYesYes
Maximum income for applicant, spouse and all owners of property (#3)$33,460$33,460
Not applicableNot applicable
Must be totally & permanently disabled on or before December 31NoYes (#4)Yes (#5)No (#6)

  1. Must provide evidence of age if you do not draw social security or if disability is not through social security.
  2. Must own and use property on which you apply as your primary residence (proof of residency may be requested). If your residence is a mobile home, a copy of your title or bill of sale is required.
  3. Annual income from all sources includes, but is not limited to:
    • Social Security (after Medicare is deducted)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Retirement or Pension Benefits
    • Veterans' Administration Benefits
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Salaries or Wages
    • Interest or Dividends
  4. Must have been rated totally and permanently disabled by Social Security Administration or other qualified agency.
  5. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from any armed services. Your disability that resulted in:
    • Paraplegia; OR
    • Permanent paralysis of both legs and lower part of the body resulting from traumatic injury or disease to the spinal cord or brain; OR
    • Loss, or loss of use of, two (2) or more limbs; OR
    • Legal blindness
    • A total and permanent disability rating from a service-connected disability.
    • A 100% total and permanent disability rating from being a prisoner of war.
  6. Property tax relief shall also be extended to the surviving spouse of a disabled veterans who, at the time of the disabled veteran's death, was eligible for disabled veterans' property tax relief. If a subsequent amendment to the law would have made the decreased veteran eligible, then property tax relief shall also be extended to the surviving spouse. One of the above categories must be met; OR
    • Death resulting from (1) a service-connected, combat-related cause or (2) KIA (combat-related); OR
    • Death resulting from being (1) deployed, (2) away from any home base of training, and (3) in support of combat or peace operations.

      The surviving spouse must:
    • Provide a copy of spouse's death certificate.
    • Provide a form of personal ID such as your social security card, or driver's license.
    • Have been married to the veterans at the time of their death and NOT have remarried.