Tax Bills

2020 Property Tax bills were mailed on September 23 and are due November 23, 2020.  To protect your interest in this property, if you have not received a tax bill by October 15,  please contact our office at (912) 554-7000, option 2, to request a copy of the bill or click on the link below to view online and print.

Please note: there is no provision in the law for the Office of Tax Commissioner to prorate taxes based on partial-year ownership of property.  Any pro-ration of taxes must be made between the buyer and seller at the time of transfer of property.

Important Information for Sellers:  Georgia property taxes are based on the ownership of property as of January 1 of each year. Taxes are generated and mailed to the owner of record as of January 1 of the tax year according to Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 48-5-18). If you get a tax bill for property you sold, please forward to new owner if you know how to contact them, or contact your closing attorney immediately.

Important Information for Buyers:  To protect your interest in this property, if you have not received a tax bill by October 15,  please contact our office at (912) 554-7000, option 2, to request a copy of the bill or click on the link below to view online and print.

My taxes are paid in escrow.  Why am I getting a tax bill?
Tax bills are mailed to the taxpayer because property taxes are the taxpayers' responsibility.  We do not send statements to mortgage companies or banks.  We ask that you forward your tax statement to your mortgage company or bank for payment, especially if this is a new mortgage holder or your account is escrowed.  We commonly get requests from mortgage companies for tax amounts due and promptly make those amounts available to them at that time.

Taxes were paid at closing.  Why am I getting a tax bill?
Taxes are billed at the end of each year for the period of January 1 - December 31.  These bills are generated as of January 1.  If estimated taxes are "collected" at closing, both buyer and seller should be made aware that failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve payment liability.  Failure to pay the amount due by November 23 will result in penalty and interest or a delinquent tax lien against the property.  The State of Georgia requires that tax bills are generated and mailed to the owner of record as of January 1 (O.C.G.A. 48-5-18).  Please contact your closing attorney or this office at (912) 554-7000, option 2, if you have questions.


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