Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Property tax base still growing


Clint Confehr

Lewis County Property Assessor Travis R. Hinson speaks with a constituent on the phone from his office desk in the courthouse; the same place his father, Doil Hinson, used when he was sheriff.

Lewis County's property tax base increased by $21.5 million as reported to the state this year. The previous year, the growth was $157.3 million.

"I guess that 2020 was the covid year," County Property Assessor Travis R. Hinson said of growth that was approximately one seventh of the increase during 2019. "But I was blown away that it was still growing."

Continued growth in the value of all properties - the property tax base - is a good thing, Hinson said, because nearly two thirds (66%) of the revenue supporting Lewis County's annual budget is from property tax revenue.

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