Property Taxes


The tax rate for the City of Athens is $1.1328.

For all information regarding property taxes, please contact our office at 423-744-2710 or email us at


Business Licenses

The City of Athens follows the regulations of the State of Tennessee Business Tax Act when determining who needs a business license. Most businesses require a license.

Steps to apply for your initial business license:

1. Print the Application for Business Tax License
2. Complete the application and sign
3. Deliver form and $15.00 application fee to: or mail form with $15.00 application fee to:

City of Athens Municipal Building
Finance Department 
815 N Jackson St..
Athens, TN 37303

City of Athens, TN
Department of Finance
PO Box 849
Athens, TN 37371-0849

For instructions on how to complete the Application for Business License form, please click here.

To renew your business tax license online, please click here.

For questions regarding renewal of your business license or any changes to your business, please contact the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue at 1-800-342-1003.