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2017 HART COUNTY, GEORGIA

Ad valorem tax, more com-

monly known as property tax,

is one of the primary sources

of revenue for Hart County. It

is used to fund police and fire

services, education, roads,

bridges, water, parks, and

other county services.

The basis for property tax is

the fair market value of the

property, which is established

on Jan. 1 of each year. The tax

is levied on the assessment

value, which by law is estab-

lished at 40 percent of fair

market value. The amount of

tax is determined by the tax

rate (mill rate) levied by vari-

ous entities (one mill is equal

to $1 for each $1,000 of

asessed value or .001).

The Hart County Board of

Commissioners establishes the

budget for the county govern-

ment operations each year and

levies the mill rate necessary

to fund the portions of the bud-

get to be paid for by ad valor-

em tax.

The Hart County Board of

Education establishes the an-

nual budget for school purpos-

es and then recommends their

mill rate.

The State Revenue Commis-

sion exercises general ovrsight

of the entire ad valorem tax

process. The state ad valorem

tax mill portion of Hart Coun-

ty’s tax bill has been phased

out completely as of 2016.

The Hart County Board of

Tax Assessors is responsible

for determining taxability,

value and equalization of all

assessments within the coun-

ty. In Hart County, the tax as-

sessors receive tax returns and

receive and process applica-

tions for homestead exemp-

tions. The Board notifies tax-

payers when changes are

made to the value of the prop-

erty; receives and reviews all

appeals filed; and insures that

the appeal proceeds properly.

In addition, they approve all

exemptions claimed by the

taxpayer.

The appraisers use standard

approaches in setting the

value on all real and personal

property. There are three ap-

proaches to value: Cost, Mar-

ket and Income approach. If a

taxpayer discovers they have

paid taxes that they believe

were illegal or erroneous, they

may request a refund within

three years of the date of pay-

ment.

http://www.etax.dor.

ga.gov/ptd/adm/taxguide/ap-

pals.aspx.

Tax Assessors Office

HART

Economic Growth

J. WAYNE PATRICK

Chied Appraiser

706-376-3997

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MON-FRI 8:30A.M. - 5P.M.

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http://qpublic.net/ga/hart.

View Hart County tax in-

formation on nearly every

single piece of county prop-

erty. Search online for tax

information by owner name,

parcel number, address or by

recent sales.

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