Office of the Pierce County Tax Commissioner
312 Nichols Street, Suite 4
Blackshear, GA 31516
Pierce County Tax Commissioner
P.O. Box 192, Blackshear GA 31516
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.
The mission of the Tax Commissioner’s Office is to collect and disburse all taxes and fees due the State, County, and Schools in a timely manner, and to provide residents quality customer service by applying Georgia laws with integrity and fairness.
What is the meaning of ad valorem property taxes?
Who determines the value of my property for tax purposes?
What control does the Board of Commissioners have over the office of Tax Commissioner?
Does the Tax Commissioner report to or control the Board of Assessors?
What is the main duty of the Tax Commissioner in the ad valorem taxation process?
What determines an individual property tax amount?
What is the arithmetic of the process?
Market value $100,000
x assessment ratio (40%) 0.40
= assessed value $40,000
— exemptions $10,000
= taxable assessed value $30,000
x mil rate 0.041
= your tax bill $1,230
What is the tax digest?
If my property value and assessment remain the same, can my tax bill change?
How can you have a tax increase with no mill rate change?
What constitutes a millage rate?
Who sets these rates?
Do I get an exemption from some assessed value and a reduction in taxes because I own a home and live in it?
Yes. This is known as a homestead exemption. Applications for homestead exemptions in Pierce County are accepted year-round, at the Board of Assessors Office. However applications must be filed by April 1 in order to obtain the exemption for the current year. Applications filed after April 1 will result in the exemption being applied the next year. In addition, you must have been the owner of the property and live on the property on January 1 of the year you are making application. If you purchased your property after January 1, you would not be eligible to receive the exemption until the next year.