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Tax Assessor

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65 Courthouse Street, Suite 4
Blairsville, Georgia 30512

Contact Person:

  • Susie Phillips – Chief Appraiser
  • Jackie Chatham – Assistant Chief Appraiser
  • Amy Arrowood – Personal Property Appraiser
  • Larry Harkins – Chief Field Appraiser
  • Cindy Fox – Appraiser/Clerk

 

QPublic Website Address for Union County:

https://www.qpublic.net/ga/union/

 

Tax Assessor’s Office Contact Details:
Phone: (706) 439-6011
Fax: (706) 439-6012
Email: ucta@uniongov.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Helpful Links:
Union County GIS

Click here for: Appeal Form

Click here for: Personal Property Reporting Forms

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

The Tax Appraiser’s Office has five real-property appraisers and one personal property appraiser. This office collects and maintains all data related to property in the county. They keep records of each individual parcel of property, which includes the name, and address of the owners, and the valuation of the land and buildings on each parcel. This information is used to determine property tax bills, which are prepared by the Tax Commissioner.

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 Union County Tax Commissioner should be contacted with tax bill related questions. Tax statements are mailed and collected by the Tax Commissioner’s Office, which can be reached at 706-439-6017 or uctc@uniongov.com

Tax Returns
Taxpayers can file a tax return for taxable property (both real and personal property) owned on January 1 of the tax year. In Union County, the time for filing returns is January 1 through April 1. These returns are filed with the Tax Assessors office and forms are available in that office. The tax return is a listing of property owned by the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s declaration of the value of the property.

The Board of Assessors
The Board is appointed for fixed terms by the county commissioner(s) in all counties except one, is responsible for determining taxability, value and equalization of all assessments within the county. The County Board of Tax Assessors notifies taxpayers when changes are made to the value of the property; receive and review all appeals filed; and insures that the appeal process proceeds properly. In addition, they approve all exemptions claimed by the taxpayer.

County Board of Equalization
The Board is appointed by the Grand Jury, is the body charged by law with hearing and adjudicating administrative appeals to property values and assessments made by the board of tax assessors (Note: An arbitration method of appeal is available to the taxpayer in lieu of an appeal to the board of equalization at the option of the taxpayer at the time the appeal is filed.)

Specialized Assessment Programs

The most common programs are Conservation Use & Preferential Use Covenants, Forest Land Protection Act, and Freeport Exemption for Inventory. The application period for these programs are Jan 1st – April 1st.

Announcements
Current Employment Opportunity

Union County
E-911 Communications Officer
Union County will be accepting applications for the position of Communication Officer to work at the E-911 Center. Georgia Basic Communications Officer Certification is preferred, but not required to apply. Applicants must be able to work 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends as required. Applications are available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Union County E-911 Center at 76 Hunt Martin St Suite D Blairsville, Ga 30512. Contact number 706-439-6056. This position is open until filled. Successful applicant must be able to pass a background investigation drug/alcohol test, and a pre-employment assessment. Full time and part time positions are available offering comparable wages and full time positions offer full benefits. Union County is an equal opportunity employer.