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The UST Law requires payment of an annual tank fee for tall tanks which are in use or temporarily out of service even one day during the annual billing cycle. This applies to tanks taken out of service on or after July 1, 1988, and not permanently closed in accordance with the regulations. The UST Regulations do not allow the annual fee to be prorated even if the tank was in service only part of the annual fee year. The annual billing cycle or fee year starts July 1 for USTs in East Tennessee, October 1 for USTs in Middle Tennessee and January 1 for USTs in West Tennessee. The rules list which counties are located in East, Middle and West Tennessee.

Invoices are also sent. The fee due date is printed on the invoice. If fees are late, that is, received after the due date printed on the invoice, the owner is required by law to pay a 5% per month late penalty. Failure to pay fees may result in one or more of the following:  (1) A delivery prohibition notice being affixed to the dispensers ; (2) a delivery prohibition red tag being affixed to a fill port; and/or (3) Delivery prohibition notice being posted on the Department’s web site.

Checks should be made payable to Tennessee State Treasurer. Please send all tank fee payments to:
TDEC Division of Fiscal Services
UST Fee Section
14th Floor, L & C Tower
401 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37243