About the Board of Tax Assessor's
It is the responsibility of the Board of Tax Assessors, to ensure all personal property and all real property have been returned for taxation at the proper valuation. It is the duty of the county appraisal staff to do the following:
- Inspect Mobile Homes for Proper Decal Display
- Mail Assessment Notices
- Maintain Tax Records and Maps for the County
- Make Appraisals of the Fair Market Value of all Taxable Property
- Prepare Annual Assessments of Taxable Property
- Provide Information to the Georgia Department of Revenue as Requested
- Process Applications for Property Exemptions
The Board of Tax Assessors hold meetings the first Monday of every month. Please view the Agenda & Minutes tab for more information.
Note: Canceled or Postponed meetings will be published 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.
- Lowell Morgan, Chairman
- Loyd (Al) Trimm, Vice-Chairman
- Larry (Brad) Green
- Gussie Nease
- Stacey Scott
Filing a property tax return allows the property owner to state the "value" of their property and ensure all taxable items are listed to avoid penalties or incorrect taxation. Filing of this document may create a review of the county's value of the property being returned. Reasonable notice is hereby provided that an onsite inspection by a member of the county appraisal staff may be required. Said property visit will be for the purpose of determining the correctness of the information contained in the county's appraisal record for the property being returned.
To receive the benefit of homestead exemption, a homeowner must file an application with the Tax Assessors office. An application can be filed anytime during the year but must be filed between Janurary 1 and April 1 of the given year to be applied for that years tax bill. If applied for after April 1 the exemption will become effective for the following tax year. http://www.effinghamcounty.org/506/About-Homestead-Exemptions
If you received a no change notice and decide that you do not wish to go to the Board of Equalization, you have the option of submitting an appeal waiver. Appeal waivers may be submitted up until the appeal administrator schedules a hearing date with the Board of Equalization. If you would like to obtain an appeal waiver or get more information, please call 912-754-2125 and we will be happy to assist you. Appeals and Appeal Waivers may only be submitted by mail or hand delivered into our office at 901 N Pine St in Springfield GA 31329.
Appraisers in the Area
Did you receive a green postcard in the mail? If so, O.C.G.A. SEC. 48-5-264.1 requires that we inform the homeowner that one of our appraisers may be in your area reviewing within the next 60 days. No action is necessary. Please contact our office and speak with an appraiser if you have any questions or concerns. 912-754-2125.