Welcome to the Sumter County Assessors Office Web Site!

Sumter County Tax Assessors Office
Christopher Williams
Interim Chief Appraiser
P. O. Box 1152
Americus, Ga. 31709
Phone: (229)928-4514
Fax: (229)928-4512

Our office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Sumter County Board of Assessors meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in the Assessor's office located in the Sumter County Courthouse, 500 W. Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia. All meetings are open to the public.

The goal of the Sumter County Assessors Office is to provide the people of Sumter County with a web site that is easy to use. You can search our site for a wealth of information on any property in Sumter 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 Sumter County Tax Commissioner should be contacted with tax bill related questions.

Michael Coley, Chairman
Russell Johnson, Vice Chair
Michele Seay
Alphonson Baker
Scott Ivey



In accordance with Georgia law, the Sumter County Board of Assessors must notify property owners prior to making a site visit. Notice is hereby given that a representative of the appraisal staff will review and inspect properties for the current digest year. The appraisal reviews may include measuring structures, listing construction information, and photographing the subject property.

Reasonable notice is also given that an onsite inspection may be required for real or personal property being returned or appealed. Property visits will be for the purpose of determining the correctness of the information contained in the county's appraisal record for the property.

County appraisers will be in a marked "Board of Assessors" vehicle and have county employee photo identification.

Please contact the Board of Assessors office @ (229) 928-4514 for more information concerning this notice.

Did you know?
Sumter County was created in 1831 from a portion of Lee County and was named for General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina, a soldier of the French and Indian Wars as well as the American Revolution.

The town of Andersonville has won a Phoenix Award for Preservation, Conservation and Beautification. The site of the Civil War prison camp that bore the community's name is in nearby Macon County.

Charles Lindbergh learned to fly in Sumter County. Mr. Lindbergh bought a military surplus "Jenny" aircraft in the county and had it assembled at Southern Field. Mechanics there gave him flying lessons and saw him off on his first solo flight.

Pennington St. James, a log church built in 1927 of cypress logs and native fieldstone, was designed by Ralph Cram, who designed Calvary Episcopal Church in Americus and the Cathedral of St. John in New York City.

Americus is home to Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing around the world. It is now one of the top ten homebuilders in the country.

Other attractions in Sumter County include the newly restored Rylander Theater, the Windsor Hotel and the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum.

The National Park Service has recently completed restoration of President Carter's boyhood home in Archery, outside of Plains, and has designated it a National Historic Site.

Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States and former Governor of Georgia, is from Plains.

Festivals in Sumter County include the Andersonville Fair and the Plains Peanut Festival.

City of Americus
The Sam Shortline operates an excursion train and offers a choice of several exciting day trips with a variety of Georgia history to explore.

Americus is the county seat of Sumter County and was founded in 1832. The city was incorporated as a town and established as the county seat December 22, 1832. Americus, the masculine version of America, was named for the western continents, which in turn were named for Amerigo Vespucci. Americus is the only city in the nation to use this name.

Famous people who are past Americus residents include Dan Reeves, the head coach for the Atlanta Falcons, and Chan Gailey, the coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

Georgia Southwestern State University, located in the city of Americus, is a member of the University System of Georgia. Also, South Georgia Technical College, a two-year vocational-technical school, provides residents with an opportunity for technical training.

Vintage architecture in Americus can be seen in the Windsor Hotel, located in the business district of the city. This massive brick structure, built in 1892.

According to 2000 Census, the City of Americus had a population of 17,013 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 3.0%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.