Mission The mission of the Property Appraisal Department is to establish fair market values for all real and personal property in the county. These fair market values are to be compiled into a tax digest for use in calculation of mill rates for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education and all city governments. These mill rates are then used by the Tax Commissioner for determining the tax bills each year.
Responsibilities Maintain a list of tax property parcels and ownership; continually update sales of property in the county in order to produce sales trends for appraisal; maintain conservation use covenants for landowners in the county; continually update the tax maps; measure and evaluate all new construction and changes to already constructed property; maintain lists and values for all mobile homes and marine vehicles in the county; compile values of all real and personal property into a tax digest; provide assistance to taxpayers by maintaining property record cards that are available for their study and use; maintain all street light fees on applicable lots.
Public Notice: In accordance with O.C.G.A. 48-5-264.1, staff of the Oconee County Property Appraisal Department may be visiting your property to review and update parcel information. The county wide review is regulated by the Georgia Department of Revenue's Appraisal Procedures Manual; 560-11-10-091(1)(d)(4)(iii), which states, "All real property parcels should be physically reviewed at least once every three years to ascertain that property information records are current."
The purpose of the visit could be:
Three year review
Sale of property
Conservation use review
Appeal of property
The appraiser will have photo identification and will be driving a marked county vehicle. Please contact our office if you have any questions.