City works to help newly annexed residents

(WMC-TV) – The city is working to help residents in South Cordova who are faced with new tax deadlines due to the annexation.

A community meeting was held Wednesday for Cordova residents affected by the annexation. Many of them were concerned that their Memphis taxes would be due in two months.

The Tennessee State Board of Equalization said the city could not change the tax delinquency dates for residents within Memphis city limits. But, the city could potentially pursue litigation that could enforce a grace period for people in a newly annexed area, like South Cordova residents.

Mayor Wharton wants to assure South Cordova homeowners that their bills will not be given to collections and nobody will be in immediate danger of losing their homes.

If you are older than 65 years old and live in South Cordova, you are eligible for the city's quarterly payment program. To apply, call 901-522-1111 or click here for more information.

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