Welcome to the Screven County Assessors Office Web Site!
COVID-19 UPDATE Screven County Tax Assessors office is now open to the public. Due to COVID-19, only 2 property owners maximum will be allowed in the lobby. Please call our office at 912-564-7918 or email at email@example.com
Our office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We are located behind the County Court House. We manage the information for the 10,000 plus parcels of real property and 913 personal property accounts in Screven County.
The founding of Sylvania is said to have been the result of a curse. In 1821 an itinerant minister, Lorenzo Dow, came to preach at the local church in Jacksonborough, the small town that was at that point Screven's county seat. A pack of rowdy drunks attacked Dow, but he was rescued by a man named Seaborn Goodall. Later, as Dow was leaving town, he was attacked again. As he stood on the bridge out of town, he prayed that the town be destroyed, with the exception of the home of Goodall. Within 30 years, Jacksonborough had disappeared due to mysterious fires and floods. By 1847, a new town, Sylvania, grew up just south of the site of Jacksonborough and became the county seat.
The Savannah River is the county's eastern border and is also the border between Georgia and South Carolina. The Ogeechee River forms the southwestern boundary of the county.
The Brier Creek Battle Site, with visible breastworks, is a Revolutionary Battle Site located east of Sylvania.
Some of the festivals in Screven County include the Screven County Livestock Show and the Christmas Open House.