Notices of Annual Assessment were placed in the mail on June 5, 2023. Per
Georgia Law, you have until July 20, 2023 to file an appeal of your current
valuation. Please click the following link to print an appeal form: PT-311A Appeal of Assessment Form. Although the form being linked here is not required to be used by the taxpayer, as an appeal can be filed made in the form of any typed or handwritten letter, the use of this form is strongly encouraged as it requests all required elements of a lawful appeal.
Please note that we encourage you to file an appeal in cases where you feel
our valuation has exceeded the property's true Fair Market Value. We further encourage you to research the market using the tools on our website, as well as other tools found on the Internet to determine your estimate of your property's value, prior to filing your appeal. It will be very helpful to
your case if you state a factual basis for your opinion and provide to the
Assessors any facts you feel support your basis. However, filing an appeal
based on emotion because you are unhappy that your property has been
increased or because of how you believe the reassessment will affect your
tax burden, is very unlikely to result in a successful appeal outcome. Also
note, while you have the right to place any value you wish in the Owner's
Value Assertion box (which is required on the form linked above), simply
placing last year's value in that box gives the appearance of an appeal
based on emotion rather than one that that was well-researched when
Lastly should you file an appeal, please understand that a staff appraiser
will perform a site visit to the appealed property at some time in the
coming months. Placing a good contact number and email address on the form
(or in your own prepared letter) will help the appraisal staff contact you
to ascertain any additional information required, and will also help our
clerical staff contact you to arrange a meeting with the Board of Tax
Assessors to discuss your appeal. This contact information may also be used
by the Appraisal Staff to facilitate a site visit. However, we cannot
guarantee you that site visits will be arraigned in advance.
If you have any questions or require any assistance, please call our office at (706) 283-2008.
Board of Tax Assessors & Appraisal Office
Questions about property appraisal and assessment in Elbert County are not uncommon. We are
happy to provide this powerful new information source.
We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to the taxpayers and citizens of Elbert County. Should you need additional information not provided here, please
feel free to call our office Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm at 706-283-2008.
Notice to the Elbert County Property Owners and Occupants. In accordance with O.C.G.A. 48-5-264.1, please be advised that the Elbert County Appraisal Staff may be
visiting your property to review your parcel information concerning an appeal filed, return filed, construction of new improvement or addition, review of parcel,
and/or conservation use application. The field appraiser from our office will have photo identification and will be driving a marked county vehicle. If you have
any further questions, please call our office at (706) 283-2008.