Finance Department

Property Taxes


The tax rate for the City of Athens is $1.4770.

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


Instructions for your business license Application

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