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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


November 12, 2020

The Property Assessor’s Office

3411 HWY 126 STE 103

Blountville, TN  37617

At this point only the lobby is open.  During the Mayor’s mask mandate a mask is required inside the building.

As we close the 2020 tax year and begin the tax billing cycle, I remind you to be aware of the safety precautions that pertain COVID-19.

Our field appraisers will be conducting reviews of all properties during the next several months as we prepare for Reappraisal in 2021.  You will receive the revaluation notice in the spring of 2021 as we complete the review.  There will be information on the notice to contact us if you have questions about your value, you may call the office and speak to the field appraiser before coming to the office.  We will be open to walk-ins in the lobby and by appointment if you should need to come to the office to speak with someone.  There will also be time to appeal your value to the County Board of Equalization if needed.

Please know that the staff have been continuously working during the pandemic to keep current with the changing real estate market and to make sure the values are equal across the county.

I have added new links for your information about the Reappraisal and the Certified Tax Rate for next year.  Please take time to watch and let us know if you have questions.

Thank you for patience as we continue to serve you, as well as take precaution for everyone’s safety.


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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