Generally yes, with the exceptions of a change in value or change in exemptions New parcels may not include street lights and solid waste fees in the estimated tax amount that will be on the actual tax bill.
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No. However, if you believe your property valuation is incorrect, you have the right to file an appeal within 45-days of the notice date. During the appeal filing period, appeals can be filed in person, by email, or online. To initiate an appeal online, find your property using our Property Search.
All appeals must be filed in writing within 45 days after the date of the assessment notice. You do have the right to file an appeal. More information on property tax appeals can be found at https://dor.georgia.gov/property-tax-appeals.
The millage, or tax rate, is the rate used to calculate taxes on property. Prior year rates are listed at the bottom of your Assessment Notice in the column labeled ‘Millage’. Current year rates are unknown at the time assessment notices are mailed; levying authorities establish millage rates prior to mailing of tax bills.
Traffic Engineering sets the rates for street lights. Depending upon where you live, rates can be assessed through a mill rate, as a fee set by the County Commission, or fee for a specific street light district. For more information, please contact Traffic Engineering at (706) 821-1829.
The County Commission voted in 2001 to add solid waste fees to the property tax bill. If you believe that you should not be charged this fee please contact the Solid Waste Department at (706) 821-2300, or Dial 311.
Yes. All prior years and current year approved exemptions are included in the estimated tax amount. However, newly filed homestead exemptions filed closer to the April 1 deadline may not be on the notice; contact our office to check on your application status.
You may contact the Board of Assessors at (706) 821-2310 or search our online property records – Property Search