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Sullivan County Tennessee

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Property Assessor

Donna Whitaker, Assessor
Contact Information:
Sullivan County Department of Property Assessor
 3411 Hwy. 126, Suite 103
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: (423) 323-6455
Fax: (423) 279-2808

COVID-19 Policy


Discontinues “Walk-In” Constituency Services Until Further Notice 

Blountville, TN (March 17, 2020) – Sullivan County Assessor of Property Donna Whitaker today issues a temporary end to walk-in constituency services until further notice. Assessor Donna Whitaker encourages constituents that have questions or comments about their property and property values to call, email or mail the Assessor’s office.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have to adjust our normal every-day operations. We want to do all we can to protect the community and our staff.

Property owners or anyone with questions or comments regarding their property or property values are encouraged to contact the Property Assessor’s Office in any of the following ways rather than walk-in:

Directly by phone at (423) 323-6455
Email at
Postal Mail Address: Sullivan County Property Assessor
3411 Highway 126, Suite 103
Blountville, TN 37617

Office Hours

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday except designated holidays.

Property Assessor

Phone: (423) 323-6455
Fax: (423) 279-2808

Responsibilities of Property Assessor

The primary responsibility of the Assessor of Property is to discover, list, classify and value all real and personal property within the jurisdiction of Sullivan County.

Responsibilities of Property Assessor

Donna Whitaker is a lifelong resident of Sullivan County.  She began working in the Assessor’s Office August of 2001 in the Reappraisal Department.  In August 2002 she moved to the Mapping Department as a Deputy Assessor.  Donna was elected Assessor of Property in 2018.  Having previously served in the School Department since 1992 she has 28 years of County service.  She and her husband Perry have been married 35 years and they have two children, Wes and his wife Laura, Clarissa and her husband Taylor.  They have one granddaughter Charlotte.  Donna and Perry are active members of Indian Springs Baptist Church in Kingsport.

The Assessor of Property is a Tennessee constitutionally elected official who serves the Sullivan County Citizens for a four-year term.

The primary responsibility of the Assessor of Property is to discover, list, classify and value all real and personal property within the jurisdiction of Sullivan County.  This includes conducting a state mandated county wide reappraisal every four years.  The next reappraisal is scheduled for 2021.  This office is also responsible for maintaining ownership records, editing and maintaining assessment maps, preparing tax rolls for the county Trustee and all municipalities, reporting assessments to the local and State Board of Equalization and managing Greenbelt and Forestry assessments.

Now that you have a better idea of what the Assessor of Property does. Here are a few things the Assessor does not do.  Contrary to popular belief, the Assessor:

Does not set the tax rate

Does not send out the tax bill

Does not collect property taxes

Property Assessor Documents

Sullivan County Courthouse

3411 Hwy 126

Blountville, TN 37617


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