Tax Assessors' Office
Stonewall Administrative Complex
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
Board of Assessors
J. Sam Burch / Chairman
Chief Appraiser / Director
Joel T. Benton - email@example.com
Commercial / Industrial Property
Sonya Kennedy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Property / Mobile Homes
Robby Williams - email@example.com
Denise West - firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The Tax Assessors' Office does not generate tax bills, nor does it directly receive homestead and/or school exemption applications. The Tax Assessors' Office is responsible for the valuation of property. For information on tax bills, homestead and school exemptions, please review the Tax Commissioner's Office website at www.fayettecountytaxcomm.com, or contact them directly at 770.461.3652
The Board of Tax Assessors is comprised of three local taxpayers who are appointed for six year terms by the Board of Commissioners. The primary responsibility of the Board of Tax Assessors is to appraise property at fair market value as of January 1 of each year.
The Fayette Assessors have a staff of thirteen appraisers, one GIS mapping technician, one administrative assistant and one appraiser aide. These appraisers track ownership changes, parcel boundaries, zoning, use, building and property characteristics, tax exemptions, trends in sales prices, constructions costs, rents, incomes, expenses and personal property assets in order to appraise property each year. Real estate, furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, inventory, boats, aircraft, heavy duty equipment, mobile homes and motor vehicles are appraised by staff.
The appraisal staff is required to adhere to the Appraisal Procedures Manual established by the State of Georgia Department of Revenue. Much of the data gathered and used by the Assessors' staff is public and can be viewed during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
News & Announcements
2019 Appeals Deadline
For 2019, Fayette County Tax Assessors have been granted an additional 180 days by the state’s Revenue Commissioner to complete the appeal process due to the number of parcels appealed exceeding 3% of the total number of parcels within Fayette County. The final date for all 2019 appeals to be processed is June 15, 2020. If you have a property that is currently under appeal, you will be notified via email or telephone as to when an appraiser will be working your area.
Assessment Notices mailed
May 7, 2019
Attention Official Tax Matter
After attempts to deliver through the United States Postal Service and attempts to discover the taxpayer’s current mailing address, the attached Undeliverable Notices of Assessment for tax year 2019 is hereby posted.
Official Code of Georgia 48-5-2. Definitions. (3)
Fair Market Value sale is an “Arm’s length, bona fide sale” meaning a transaction which has occurred in good faith without fraud or deceit carried out by unrelated or unaffiliated parties, as by a willing buyer and a willing seller, each acting in his or her own self-interest, including but not limited to a distress sale, short sale, bank sale, or sale at public auction.