Haywood County Trustee
Trustee, William L. (Sonny) Howse
1 North Washington Ave.
Brownsville, TN 38012
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Trustee, William L. (Sonny) Howse, Trustee
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 Morris, 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
Vickie Carney, Chief Deputy –
Tammie Staggs, First Deputy –
Peggy Porch, First Deputy – July
It is our mission to provide quality service to the citizens with knowledge and
The Trustee serves three primary functions:
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)
keeping a fair regular account of all money received
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
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 is the Haywood County tax rate?
A. Haywood County Property Tax 2013 rate is $2.3956 @ $100.00 Assessed Value.
Q. Do you collect city taxes?
A. Our office DOES NOT collect city taxes. Please, make inquiries to respective
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.