HOW IS MY PROPERTY TAX CALCULATED??
The answer to that question has several pieces of infomation that are taken into account. Read on to discover more...

How is Property Assessed?
The intent and purpose of the laws of this state are to have all property and subjects of taxation returned at the value which would be realized from the cash sale, but not the forced sale, of the property and subjects as such property and subjects are usually sold except as otherwise provided in this chapter. (O.C.G.A. 48-5-1) 
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In Georgia property is required to be assessed at 40% of the fair market value unless otherwise specified by law. (O.C.G.A. 48-5-7) 
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Historic Property
Historic property that qualifies for listing on the Georgia or National Register of Historic Places may qualify for preferential assessment, which shall extend to the building or structure, the real property on which the building or structure is located, and not more than two acres surrounding the building or structure.
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What is Ad Valorem tax?
Property tax is an ad valorem tax--which means according to value--based upon a person's wealth. Wealth is determined by the property a person owns. All real property and all personal property are taxable unless the property has been exempted by law. (O.C.G.A. 48-5-3) Real property is land and generally anything that is erected, growing or affixed to the land; and personal property is everything that can be owned that is not real estate.
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Special Assessment Programs
There are other special assessment programs available to property owners.
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Taxation on Timber
Standing timber is not taxed until sold or harvested, at which time it is taxed based upon 100 percent of its fair market value. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about the three types of sales and harvests that are taxable.

Taxation on Equipment, Machinery, and Fixtures
Equipment, machinery, and fixtures are assessed at 40 percent of fair market value.
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Not sure which office provides the services you need?
Review the lists below to help you get to the right place:

SUPERIOR COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
Deed, Lien, Plat, UCC Records
Criminal Records
Civil Action Records
Child Support Orders
Juvenile Records
Military Discharge Records
Jury Records
Passport Acceptance Agency

MAGISTRATECOURT OFFICE
Dispossessions (Evictions)
Civil Actions (Small Claims)
Writ of Possession (Repossession)
Garnishments
FiFas (Small Claims)

PROBATE COURT OFFICE
Birth Certificates
Marriage Certificates
Death Certificates
Estates/Wills
Gun Permits
Traffic Court





TAX ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
Property Information Records
Board Of Tax Assessors Records
Tax Exemption Information

Board of Equalization (Tax assessment Appeals)

TAX COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE
Tax Billing Records
Vehicle Tag & Title Records

PLANNING & ZONING
Business License for Terrell County
Building Permits for Terrell County
Sign Permits for Terrell Coutny
Zoning Records for Terrell County


CODE ENFORCEMENT
Code Violations for Terrell County

ANIMAL CONTROL


Contact Us

Superior Court Clerk's Office
229-995-2631

Magistrate Court 
229-995-3757

Probate Court
229-995-5515

Tax Assessor's Office
229-995-5210

Code Enforcement, Planning & Zoning, Animal Control
229-995-4410

Tax Commissioner
229-995-5151

Terrell County
Courthouse Annex

499 Rountree DR SW
Dawson, GA 39842

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