Lee Ann Williams


Lee Ann has worked in Smith County Government for 28 years, 22 years as Smith County Trustee and six years with the Election Commission. She was President of the Middle Tennessee Trustee’s Association for two years, and was elected “Middle Tennessee Trustee of the Year” in 2013. Lee Ann has been married to Benny for 39 years. They have one son, Craig Williams. Craig is married to Ashley (Ray) Williams, and they have two boys, Cooper and Cole. Lee Ann enjoys spending time with her family, attending church at Family Worship Center in Gordonsville, and crocheting and reading.


The Smith County Trustee’s Office continually strives to find and offer new services to benefit our taxpayers. We believe this service will prove to be extremely beneficial locally as well as statewide. The current year taxes are due and payable beginning October 1 through the last day of February of the following year. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 AM until 4 PM for your convenience. During the month of February our office is open on Saturdays from 8 AM until Noon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the primary functions of the Trustee's Office?

The Trustee serves three primary functions:

1) Collecting all county property taxes (all property, real and personal, tangible and intangible, must be assessed for taxation by the state or its political subdivisions unless property is declared to be exempt by some provision of Tennessee law)

2) Keeping a fair regular account of all money received

3) Investing temporarily idle county funds. The trustee disburses sales tax revenues and may collect property taxes and other state and local taxes. The trustee generally acts as treasurer for the county, receiving and paying out funds. The trustee must keep a detailed account of these transactions.

Does Smith County offer tax relief/tax freeze programs?

Smith County does offer a tax relief program, and a tax freeze program for qualified tax payers. The basic guidelines for the tax relief are, you must be 65 or older or permanently disabled. There is also an income limit for these programs. The State of Tennessee also has a tax relief program for the disabled veteran. Please call Lee Ann or her staff at 615-735-8242, to receive more information about these programs.


Business Hours

8 AM - 4 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday (February)
8 AM - Noon


122 Turner High Circle, Suite 104
Carthage, TN 37030

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