Real Property Office

The primary function of the Hamilton County Real Property Office is to serve as the real estate department for Hamilton County Government. Official responsibilities include managing all sales and lease agreements for County-owned property, administrating the sale of industrial park property, and selling County-owned and jointly-owned (City/County) surplus property.

Since the Real Property Office was established in 1981, there have been 2,822 parcels of unused public property returned to the tax rolls producing over $9.6 million in sales revenue through the sale of surplus and back-tax property.


Special Projects

The Real Property Office manages special projects involving the National Register as well as historic properties. For example, they coordinated the sale of and preservation of old James County Courthouse and renovation of the Bonny Oaks Administration Building (now Agriculture Service Center), Bonny Oaks Chapel, and Dent House. They work with SCBC on various County-wide clean-up and recycling projects.



Economic Development

The Real Property Office stimulates industrial development through the industrial park properties. They handle all sales of industrial park property, follow-up with all contractors, and coordinate inspections to assure safety and compliance.

There are currently seven (7) industrial parks stewarded by the Real Property Office: Industrial parks




Surplus and Back-Tax Property Sale

The Real Property Office handles all direct sales and auctions of surplus and back-tax properties owned by Hamilton County. They perform all aspects of research, document preparation, appraisals, and field review for surplus and back-tax property sales. For any questions you have regarding property sale, check out the frequently asked questions section


Past Property Sales

The decision has been made to cancel the Property Sale Bid-Off, originally scheduled March 17, 2020. We will be refunding deposits made by the High Bidder from the Bid-Opening within the next few weeks. We will be offering the same properties in our 2021 Property Sale. Please look for information mid-January for our 2021 sale.


2019 Sold List (PDF Format) 2018 Sold List (PDF Format) 2017 Sold List (PDF Format) 2016 Sold List (PDF Format) 2015 Sold List (PDF Format) 2014 Sold List (PDF Format) 2013 Sold List (PDF Format) 2012 Sold List (PDF Format)

Address & Contact Information

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Address: 4005 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays

Phone number: 423-209-6444 and FAX number: 423-209-6445

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