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Haywood County
1 North Washington
Brownsville, TN 38012
731-772-1432
countymayor@bellsouth.net



Trustee

Haywood County Trustee
1 North Washington Ave.
Courthouse
Brownsville, TN 38012
731-772-1722
731-772-8391 (fax)
county_ofc@bellsouth.net
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Trustee, William L. (Sonny) Howse




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Trustee, William L. (Sonny) Howse, Trustee

Haywood County Trustee, William L. (Sonny) Howse

William L. (Sonny) Howse, the current Trustee has served Haywood County since September 1, 1986. He is a life long resident of Haywood County. He is married to Fay Leath Howse. They have 2 daughters Kimberly Howse Bishop and Kriste Howse Voss, and 2 grandsons, Will Voss and Hutch Voss. Sonny is a member of the Brownsville Baptist Church in Brownsville TN. He also served as President of COAT (2003), President of the Tennessee Trustee’s Association (2000-2001) and was elected “Outstanding County Official” (2005).



Deputies

  • Vickie Carney, Chief Deputy – September 1986
  • Debra Rodgers, First Deputy – September 1993
  • Tammie Staggs, Second Deputy – August 2006
  • Peggy Porch, Second Deputy – July 2008

It is our mission to provide quality service to the citizens with knowledge and efficiency.



Services

The Trustee serves three primary functions:

  1. collecting all county property taxes (all property, tangible and intangible, must be assessed for taxation by the state or its political subdivisions unless property is declared to be exempt by some provision of Tennessee law)
  2. keeping a fair regular account of all money received
  3. investing temporarily idle funds

The Trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect municipal property taxes and other state and local taxes. The Trustee generally acts as treasurer for the county. The Trustee’s Office must keep a detailed account of these transactions. In addition, the Trustee administers a State funded Tax Relief Program to help the elderly and disabled citizens pay their property taxes. For qualifying applicants, the State of Tennessee will pay a portion of the property taxes for their home.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What Time of the year are property taxes due?
A. Taxes are due and payable from the 1st Monday in October through the last day of February.

Q. What happens if I miss the tax delinquent date?
A. From the first day of each month beginning March 1, penalty and interest of 1.5 percent per month is added to your tax amount. If the Post Office fails to postmark your payment by the due dates, it is considered a late payment. This applies even if you mail your payment on time.

Q. What time period do my annual taxes cover?
A. The taxes that become payable October 1 cover the current calendar year.

Q. Does my mortgage company get a copy of my tax bill mailed to them?
A. Our office supplies tax information to mortgage companies upon their request. If a mortgage company is servicing your loan, contact them to verify that they have requested your tax information.

Q. What if the Haywood County tax rate?
A. Haywood County Property Tax 2006 rate is $2.40 @ $100.00 Assessed Value.

Q. Do you collect city taxes?
A. Our office DOES NOT collect city taxes. Please, make inquiries to respective cities.
Telephone numbers:
093 – Brownsville – 731-772-1212
707 – Stanton - 731-548-2565

Q. Do you issue refund checks?
A. Refunds are issued on parcels already paid by another agency.