Welcome to the Franklin County Assessors Office Web Site

Address changes will only be made after a Change of Address Form is filled out, signed and sent to the office. You may access the form at https://www.franklincountyga.gov/.

Many forms for filing Real and Personal Property forms are available at the following link.
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The Notices of Assessment were mailed on 04/30/2024. We will be out in the field reviewing appeals and will be in a vehicle with Franklin County Emblem.

Should you have any concerns about someone on your property or, if you have any questions, you can contact our office at 706-384-4896.


Notice to Franklin County Property Owners and Occupants. In accordance with O.C.G.A. 48-5-264.1, please be advised that the Franklin 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) 384-4896.

Franklin County Tax Assessors Office
Rick Cothran
Chief Appraiser
Phone: 706-384-4896
Fax: 706-384-4333
1199 Hull Ave
P O BOX 10
Carnesville, GA 30521

Our office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

The goal of the Franklin County Assessors Office is to provide the people of Franklin County with a web site that is easy to use. You can search our site for a wealth of information on any property in Franklin County.

The information contained herein reflects the values established in the "most current published" tax digest. *Please note that the Assessors Office establishes values only. The Franklin County Tax Commissioner should be contacted with tax bill related questions.

Did you know?
Franklin County was created in 1784 and originally encompassed all of what would become Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, and parts of Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, and Madison counties, as well as three counties in South Carolina. Georgia's 9th county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

Carnesville, the county seat, was named for Judge Thomas Peter Carnes, a lawyer and Congressman of the Revolutionary War era.

Places of historic note in the county include Cromers Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1906, and the Lavonia Carnegie Library, established in 1911 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie. Lavonia is the smallest city in the U.S. with an original Carnegie Library Building.

Lake Hartwell, Georgia's largest Army Corp of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi was formed by the impoundment of the Savannah River at Hartwell Dam. The lake's 55,950 acres have 962 miles of shoreline.

Franklin County leads the state in poultry production and the Franklin County Livestock Market is the state's largest.

Two state parks are in Franklin County. The 406-acre Victoria Bryant State Park, near Royston, features a eighteen hole golf course, as well as facilities for camping, swimming and hiking. Tugaloo State Park, on a 393-acre peninsula on Lake Hartwell, offers outdoor enthusiasts excellent opportunities for fishing and camping.

Annual events in Franklin County include the Lavonia Fall Festival in September, and the Royston Autumn Festival and the Harvest Festival at Tugaloo State Park in October.

Other events include the Jr.-Sr. Catfish Rodeo in April, Pioneer Skills Day in November, Heritage Day in May and the Easter Egg Hunt.
Source: georgia.gov

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