Trustee staff
Tonya Davis, Trustee

In Tennessee, the county trustee is an elected office with a four-year term. The trustee serves as the county's banker and must implement a sound cash management policy. The trustee also collects county property tax payments and administers tax relief programs which reduce the burden on certain qualifying groups.

The office handles all receipts and disbursements for the operating departments of general government, public education and highways.

The trustee is responsible for billing and collection of property taxes, maintaining accurate records of property tax payments, managing the total cash of the county and investing the idle cash funds. Tennessee Code Annotated describes the operating procedures to which the Trustee must adhere.

Tax Relief Program

The trustee's office administers the Tax Relief Program through the State of Tennessee and our office encourages each individual that is 65 or older or is a disabled homeowner or permanently-disabled veterans to stop by or call  to discuss the qualifications for this program, which has been in effect since 1976, or go to

Pay taxes online

To pay property taxes online, click here.

Delinquent Personal Property Taxes

Delinquent personal property taxes can now be paid through American Financial Credit Services, (888) 317-2327, ext. 505

The trustee's office is located on the first floor of Bedford County Courthouse Annex, on the west side of the Shelbyville square. 

100 Public Square West, Suite 102
Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931) 684-4303
Fax: (931) 685-1332
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Seasonal Hours: During January and February, the office is open 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays to accommodate property tax payments.

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