Board of Tax Assessors

MEMBERS: 3 members
TERM: Staggered-no limit
AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia O.C.G.A. § 48-5-290

MEMBERS / TERM EXPIRES
Louise Darley / 1-1-2021
Beverly Bowen / 1-1-2023
Joe West / 1-1-2022
Darlene Paul, Chief Appraiser / NA

CONTACT
Darlene H. Paul, Chief Appraiser
229-995-5210

METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
County Governing Authority

MEETING INFORMATION
• Regular meetings: Second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am
• Special meetings: determined at the time of call
Meeting place: Courthouse Annex (Old National Guard Armory) Room F 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
To investigate diligently and to inquire into the property owned in the county for the purpose of ascertaining what real and personal property is subject to taxation in the county and to require the proper return and assessment of the property for taxation.

REQUIREMENTS:
• At least 21 years of age
• High school diploma or its equivalent
• Successfully complete assessor examination
• Successfully complete at least 40 hours of approved appraisal courses within 180 days of appointment and an additional 40 hours of training during each two calendar years (January 1 through December 31) or tenure.

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