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Tax Commissioner

Mobile Home, Property Tax, and Motor Vehicle Registration

Jackson County
Tax Commissioner
PO Box 247
67 Athens Street
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-6326
(706) 367-6322 FAX

Tax Commissioner
Donald T. Elrod
(706) 367-6325

Senior Tag Clerk
Lori O'Clare
(706) 367-6323

Tag Clerks 
Nancy Payne / Alison Greeson
Jaci Pritchett / Tammy Gunter 
Leigh Marlowe / Belle Hayes 
(706) 367-6320

Senior Tax Clerk 
Candace Taylor 
(706) 367-6319

Tax Clerk 
Linda Ingram
(706) 367-6326

The Jackson County Tax Commissioner's Office is located in the Jackson County administrative office building. The entrance to the office is behind the Regions Bank in Jefferson, GA, on Gordon Street.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We are closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and two days at Christmas.

The Tax Commissioner's Office in Jefferson is the only location in Jackson County for handling motor vehicle transactions and the billing and collecting of mobile home, timber and property taxes for the County.

The following information might answer some of your questions regarding this Office:

Georgia law requires that all auto tags be renewed within the thirty day period prior to the owner's birthday. Those who have obtained Georgia license plates and/or decals during the current year will receive a renewal prebill following year to renew the tag and pay the ad valorem taxes. If you do not receive your renewal at least 30 days prior to your birthday, or is fees are not calculated on the renewal you have received, please call (706) 367-6320 and a prebill will be mailed to you or the fees will be given. Always have your tag number available when calling this office. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not exempt you from penalties or fines that may be imposed after the due date.

When possible, renew by mail to avoid long lines!

Purchase of new or used vehicles must also be registered within 30 days. titles are required on vehicles manufactured in 1986 and newer. Applying for titles and registering a vehicle for the first time requires that you come in person.

New residents of Jackson County, from another county in Georgia, must bring in proof of residency here and your current insurance card. If you have received a renewal from your previous county, you may bring it with you. Due to millage rate differences from one county to the other, the tax amount due will probably be different.

New residents, those that have moved from another state to Jackson County, must either bring their title or complete lien holder information about their title, in order to apply for a Georgia title and purchase a Georgia license plate. The State of Georgia requires all current license plate owners must have a Georgia title. Again, this applies to 1986 and newer model automobiles. Current insurance cards are also required.

All mobile homes musts display a current mobile home decal. These annual decals can be obtained in the tax section of this office and are provided upon payment of ad valorem taxes each year. Tax bills for mobile homes are generally mailed in late December and are due by May 1.

Mobile home owners that qualify for homestead exemption will receive their decal in the mail between January 2 and May 1. The homesteaded mobile home tax will be included on the property tax bill at the end of the tear. If you have qualified for homestead and have not received your decal, call this office.

Property taxes for real and personal property are generally mailed in October and have a normal due date of December 20; however, sometimes bills are delayed in being mailed and then the delinquent date would be the day after the due date stated on your bill. Partial payments on taxes are accepted through the due date, but not after. Real property includes tax on land and improvements. Personal property refers to tax on furniture, fixtures, tools, inventory and equipment used in the operation of a business.

Timber tax may be paid directly to this office.

Please contact this office at either of the numbers listed with any questions you may have concerning taxes in Jackson County.

Download the important Tax Information Pamphlet (PDF)

Jackson County Tax Commissioner - Property Tax Information

Jackson County Tax Assessor - Property Value Information

Jackson County Tax Assessor - Property Value Information

Jackson County Tax Assessor - Property Value Information

Jackson County Tax Assessor - Property Value Information

Jackson County Tax Assessor - Property Value Information

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Last updated: 1/3/2014 2:11:43 PM