Five things to know about Hamilton County's senior tax relief program

District 6 Hamilton County Commissioner David Sharpe speaks during a County Commission meeting in the County Commission assembly room at the Hamilton County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

With the possibility of a property tax rate increase looming, some in Hamilton County are speaking out about the impact rising taxes can have on those living on a fixed income.

Hamilton County Commissioner David Sharpe plans on proposing a solution to help alleviate some of the burden on the county's senior citizens, and a senior tax relief program already exists thanks to the state of Tennessee.

Here are five things you need to know about Hamilton County's tax relief program.


' For more information on the city of Chattanooga's programs, call the city treasurer's office at 423-643-7262 or visit ' For more information on Hamilton County's tax relief programs, call the county's trustee's office at 423-209-7799 or visit

1. Residents at least age 65 with a household income of $29,200 or less are eligible to apply.