Q&A on the Metro Budget

  • Where does the money in Metro’s budget come from?
    57% Property Taxes
    17% Local Sales Tax
    16% Grants and Contributions
    10% Other Sources
  • Where does the money in Metro’s budget go?
    38% Education
    20% Public Safety & Justice
    14% Debt Service
    13% General Government
    5% Infrastructure & Transportation
    4% Health & Social Services
    4% Recreation & Culture
    2% Other Destinations
  • How does the quadrennial property reappraisal affect my taxes?
  • What is the new proposed property tax rate?
    The mayor has proposed that Bellevue’s property tax rate fall from $3.788 to $2.953 per $400 of appraised value.
  • How does the proposed property tax rate compare to past years?
    2022: $2.953 (proposed)
    2021: $3.788
    2018-2020: $2.755
    2014-2017: $3.924
    2013: $4.04
    2010-2012: $3.56
    2006-2009: $4.04
    2002-2005: $3.84
  • How does the proposed property tax rate compare to other cities?
    Bellevue has the lowest property tax of Tennessee’s biggest four cities, and it is lower than many surrounding areas such as Franklin, Hendersonville, Pegram, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon
    Compared to the ten cities closest to Nashville in population, Bellevue has the second lowest effective property tax.
  • How much do we pay in taxes compared to other cities?
  • What does the budget process look like from here?
  • What about the effort to amend the charter to change the property tax rate?
  • Can I read the budget and supporting documents?