Property Tax Information

The City of Lakeland first established a property tax in 2012.  The City of Lakeland property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021 is $1.24 (this is in addition to the Shelby County property taxes).

Shelby County Trustee

Collecting Authority

The City of Lakeland is pleased to work with the Shelby County Trustee to collect City of Lakeland property taxes.


Paying City and County tax bills:

Payment of Lakeland, as well as Shelby County, property taxes can be made online, via the payitShelby app (Apple and Android), or by calling the Shelby County Trustee’s Office at 901-222-0200, for more information.

Tax Relief, Tax Freeze, and Wheel Tax Programs

There are a number of tax benefit programs available through the State of Tennessee to seniors age 65 and older, disabled veterans and spouses of disabled and deceased veterans.

These programs are administered locally by the Shelby County Trustee. Age and income restrictions apply. Contact the Shelby County Trustee at 901-222-0200. for details.

For information on the State of Tennessee’s Tax Relief Program for low-income/disabled homeowners and disabled veteran homeowners, view the Shelby County Trustee website.

For information on the tax freeze program for seniors 65 and older (restrictions apply), visit the Shelby County Trustee website.

For a qualifying senior or a disabled citizen, a rebate of the wheel tax paid at the time of vehicle registration renewal is available each year. An eligible citizen may look forward to a standard rebate of $50 per year. Applications are processed by the Shelby County Trustee and rebates are mailed on a weekly basis. More information review the Shelby County Trustee website.

Property Tax Rate History:

Year AssessedFiscal Year FundedRate
20202020-2021$1.24
20192019-2020$1.24
20182018-2019$1.25
20172017-2018$1.25
20162016-2017$1.40
20152015-2016$1.40
20142014-2015$0.85
20132013-2014$0.85
20122012-2013$0.85