Since taking office Rob has changed the face of the assessor’s office.
A few short years ago the assessor's office was saddled with the most valuation disputes and appeals in County history. Rob fairly resolved those appeals and today the County enjoys the lowest number of appeals in history. Rob has instituted process and technology that allows employees to be more efficient with their work and in the process has returned over two million dollars back to the County General Fund saving that valuable taxpayer money. Won’t you help Rob continue his mission to improve Rutherford County? Please join us and share this message with your friends.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Jimmy Leo Richardson III endorsed

    “Rob has modernized the Assessors office, increased its' efficiency, significantly reduced costs and always puts the benefit and betterment of Rutherford County before any thing else. I not only endorse him. I Trust him.”

  • Phil Innes endorsed

    “after a dozen or so years of knowing the man, he is ever the same, inside as out. This is not nothing in the realm of public service.”

  • Thom Christy endorsed

    “Rob always pushes the envelop on innovation and transparency. Rob Mitchell's leadership has upgraded the Tax Assessor's office to become the first in Tennessee to use hybrid vehicles in their fleet. Rob's office works with 20% fewer employees doing 30% more than they did a decade ago. To date Rob's team have realized operational economic savings of over two million dollars which have all been returned to the county General Fund. Rob even authored an article regarding his initiative to study of the budgets of all 95 Tennessee counties, and then proposed a model for properly funding assessor's offices statewide. This article won the International Association of Assessing Officers John C. Donehoo Award in 2017 as best article published. We need to share this news with our neighbors and keep Rob Mitchell on board as our Tax Assessor in Rutherford County.”

December 9, 2017

Beware of A State Property Tax!

Tennessee should remain ever vigilant in her finances. As there is an ever increasing push to expand government services there will be an attempt to find ways to fund them. It is well known that except for the Hall tax Tennessee has no income tax. Since 1949 Tennessee has relied on the sales tax as her primary source of funding. Prior to 1949 the State also had a property tax. Currently in Tennessee property taxes are only assessed and collected at the local level.

The state property tax went away but not the empowering legislation that makes it so potentially dangerous. With the simple stroke of a legislative pen it could once again be set into motion.

TCA 67-5-101 states "All property, real and personal, shall be assessed for taxation for state, county and municipal purposes, except such as is declared exempt in part 2 of this chapter, or unless otherwise provided."

Did you notice something else? "Real and Personal" property shall be assessed. Your personal property is subject to taxation. We currently only assess the personal property of businesses because the TCA code makes the "assumption" that your personal property will be assumed to have no value. All it takes to change that is a simple stroke of the pen as well.

The quick fix is to change the Tennessee Code Annotated removing the inclusion of “state” from the property tax provision. A long term fix will require an amendment to the state constitution and an outright prohibition. The time to act on this is now. We must act to prevent the taxation of our property at the State level. We should also look long and hard about the local taxation of individual personal property.

As your elected official it is my job to not only administer the office fairly and effectively but also to look out for your best interests.

November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

In America, we have so much for which to be thankful. As we come into the Holiday season let us always remember that regardless of where we came from; our common bond is that of being American.

In America, we believe in sharing our blessings of liberty and our bounty with others. We are grateful for all we have.

May God bless each of you and your families at this time of Thanksgiving.

November 8, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Jimmy Leo Richardson III endorsed

    “Rob has modernized the Assessors office, increased its' efficiency, significantly reduced costs and always puts the benefit and betterment of Rutherford County before any thing else. I not only endorse him. I Trust him.”

  • Phil Innes endorsed

    “after a dozen or so years of knowing the man, he is ever the same, inside as out. This is not nothing in the realm of public service.”

  • Thom Christy endorsed

    “Rob always pushes the envelop on innovation and transparency. Rob Mitchell's leadership has upgraded the Tax Assessor's office to become the first in Tennessee to use hybrid vehicles in their fleet. Rob's office works with 20% fewer employees doing 30% more than they did a decade ago. To date Rob's team have realized operational economic savings of over two million dollars which have all been returned to the county General Fund. Rob even authored an article regarding his initiative to study of the budgets of all 95 Tennessee counties, and then proposed a model for properly funding assessor's offices statewide. This article won the International Association of Assessing Officers John C. Donehoo Award in 2017 as best article published. We need to share this news with our neighbors and keep Rob Mitchell on board as our Tax Assessor in Rutherford County.”