Rutherford County Assessor of Property Discusses New Short Term Rental Identification Law

Apr 23, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell’s Office recently received a directive from the State of Tennessee’s Division of Property Assessment regarding a new state law which requires assessors to identify all short term rental properties in their jurisdictions and to assess them to the specifications of the provision.

Tenn. Code Ann § 13-7-602 defines “short term rental unit” as “a residential dwelling that is rented wholly or partially for a fee for a period of less than thirty (30) continuous days and does not include a hotel as defined in § 68-14- 302 or a bed and breakfast establishment or a bed and breakfast homestay as those terms are defined in § 68-14-6502.”

“If you are unsure if your property is considered a short term rental, please contact our office. We’ve created a simple questionnaire that can help us make the determination,” said Mitchell. “Our office is happy to work with property owners who need assistance with the identification process. We want to make certain your property is assessed correctly.”

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