Property Assessor

125 Court Ave.
Suite 210 West

Sevierville, TN 37862
Voice: 865.453.3242    Fax: 865.774.3957
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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20200717-085002-01Thomas King grew up in Sevier County and graduated from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. He was a Tennessee Scholar and National Merit Scholar and graduated from The University of Tennessee Cum Laude with an Honors Diploma. Mr. King also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Tennessee with a Dual Concentration in Finance and a secondary concentration in Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Mr. King's prior experience includes the District Attorney's office, Law Office, and a horseback-riding guide at a stable in the Smokies. He has a Real Estate Brokerage License and has worked in the real estate field for eight years before serving as Property Assessor. He managed over 100,000 Square feet of commercial space and performed multiple Broker Price Opinions (BPO) concerning land valuations.  Other experience includes appraisal and management of commercial and residential properties.

Mr. King is active in church and community activities. He loves spending time with friends and family, horseback riding, and fishing.

Services Provided:
  • Appraise, classify and assess all taxable property in Sevier County
  • Update property ownership and tax maps per recorded deeds
Important Dates:
  • Jan. 1 – Assessment date to complete ownership, assessments, and tax maps for the year.
  • Feb. 1 – Deadline for mailing Tangible Personal Property Schedules to businesses for commercial and industrial equipment reporting.
  • March 1 – Deadline for all businesses to file their Tangible Personal Property Schedule with the Property Assessor’s Office.
  • March 1 – Deadline to apply for greenbelt (property with 15 acres or more used for agricultural or forestry purposes).
  • May – Assessment change notices are mailed to property owners who have changed their appraisal and assessment from the previous year.
  • June 1 – The County Board of Equalization begins hearing appeals.
  • October – The current year’s tax bills are mailed by the Trustee’s Office.
Additional Information:
  • As of January 2010, Sevier County had more than 96,700 parcels.
  • Greenbelt property is subject to roll-back tax once the land ceases to qualify for greenbelt status. The rollback is the amount of taxes saved in the last three years by the property being on the greenbelt.
  • The Property Assessor's responsibility is to discover, list, classify and value all property within the jurisdiction of Sevier County for tax purposes. Taxable property is divided into two classes, real property, and personal property. Real property includes land and all buildings, structures, and improvements to the land. Personal property is machinery and equipment, fixtures, furniture, and other items that are movable in nature and used by a business.
  • Every county in Tennessee is on a four, five, or six-year appraisal cycle. Sevier County is on a five-year reappraisal cycle. This is a mass appraisal, and values will remain between cycles unless there are physical changes or some other type of change other than just an ownership change.
  • The Property Assessor is responsible to the taxpayers of Sevier County to ensure that all property is valued following state laws. It is the County Commission’s responsibility to set the tax rate and the collecting officials to mail the bills and collect the taxes.
Thomas King
125 Court Ave.
Suite 210 West
Sevierville, TN 37862
Voice: 865.453.3242    Fax: 865.774.3957