The Board of Assessors and the Assessors Office staff is charged by
Georgia State Law with appraising all property in White County at its FAIR
MARKET VALUE so that no taxpayer is taxed for more than his fair share of taxes.
The staff keeps track of property ownership by receiving copies of all deeds filed in White County. As property sells, they are able to document ownership information, tract sizes, and sales prices of properties sold. The staff also measures every taxable structure in the county and maintains a scaled drawing. Periodic reviews are conducted to determine any changes to the properties and any trends taking place in particular divisions of the county called neighborhoods. The office also maintains a file on the construction components of each structure, the quality of materials and workmanship of the structure, and previous sales data on the property in order to help determine the current fair market value of the property.
This information is transmitted to the Tax Commissioners Office each fall so tax bills can be charged to taxpayers based on the assessed property values. The Tax Commissioners Office creates and sends out the tax bills. If you have a question about your tax bill, call the Tax Commissioners Office at (706) 865-2225.