Welcome to the Oconee County Property Appraisal Office Web Site!
Please Visit Us At Our New Location:
Oconee County Administration Building
7635 Macon Highway Suite 170 Watkinsville Ga 30677
Due to the economic climate and limited supply real property in Oconee County has experienced tremendous growth especially in the residential area. The Property Appraisal office is mandated by the Department of Revenue to keep their assessments in line with the previous years sales in determining all ad valorem values. To determine your tax amount the fair market value is multiplied by .40, which is the assessment ratio in Georgia and then that amount is multiplied by the millage rate, which is determined by dividing the County or School budget by the total tax digest. The County Commissioners and the School Board conduct several open meetings each year to review their budgets and to determine the millage rate. These meetings are advertised in the paper as well as on their websites.
The Oconee County Board of Assessors are mailing assessment notices on May 26, 2023. You have the right to an appeal within 45 days of the mailing date which will be July 10, 2023. If you do not appeal within that time frame your right to appeal will be lost.
Our office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
The goal of the Oconee County Property Appraisal Office is to provide the people of Oconee County with a web site that is easy to use. You can search our site for a wealth of information on any property in Oconee 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 Oconee County Tax Commissioner should be contacted with tax bill related questions.
Did you know?
Oconee County, the 135th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1875. Originally part of Clarke County, Oconee County takes
its name from the Oconee River.
The Eagle Tavern State Historical Site is located
in the county. Originally built as Fort Edward in 1789, the building had become a tavern by 1801. Some other interesting sites in the county are Happy Valley Pottery
and the William Daniell House.
The cotton monoculture prior to the 1930s badly damaged the soils of Oconee County. Today, only about 19% of the land is identified as prime farm land. About 56%
of the land is forest.
Jeanette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress,
kept her summer home in Oconee County. She was elected to represent Montana before many states even allowed women to vote. Rankin was a pacifist and was the only
representative to vote against the U.S.'s entry into war against Japan.
Some of the special events in Oconee County include the Annual Oconee Fall Festival and the Christmas Parade.