PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Union County has hired a qualified vendor, Georgia Mass Appraisal Solutions and Services (GMASS), to perform a total county-wide revaluation of property values, which will include commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural properties. The purpose of this revaluation is to update and equalize all property values because our Sales Ratio is below state standards. Without correcting these values Union County will be subject to financial penalties.
To complete these revaluations, personnel from the Union County Tax Appraiser’s Office and GMASS will be inspecting properties throughout Union County in vehicles clearly marked with a Union County Seal. Appraisers will NOT be going inside any residence or building.
If citizens have question or concerns, please contact the Union County Tax Appraiser’s Office at 706-439-6011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Notice to the Union County Property Owners and Occupants. In accordance with O.C.G.A. 48-5-264.1, please be advised that the Union County Appraisal Staff may be visiting you property to review your parcel information concerning an appeal filed, return filed, construction of new improvement or addition, review of parcel, and/or conservation use application. The field appraiser from our office will have photo identification and will be driving a marked county vehicle. If you have any further questions, please call our office at 706-439-6011.
Union County Georgia
Our office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
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, one personal property appraiser and one clerk. 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 evaluation 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.
Did you know?
Union County, the 88th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1832 from the Cherokee Indian territory. Union County was not named for its support of the North in the Civil War. The county received its name from a then emerging political party called the “Union Party” that was in existence 28 years before the Civil War started.
The county seat of Union County is Blairsville, which is the only incorporated community in the county. Blairsville was named for Captain James Blair, a negotiater with the Indians.
The county is rich in Indian lore. Of particular note was a battle between Creek and Cherokee Indians near Blairsville, the site of which was given the name of Slaughter Gap.
The area increasingly has become a recreational destination since the Tennessee Valley Authority created Nottely Lake on the Nottely River; and the development of Vogel State Park, a popular vacation facility.
Much of Union County lies within the Chattahoochee National Forest and, thus, is under Federal ownership.
Georgia’s highest point, Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet, is in Union County. An observation platform offers a spectacular view of the surrounding Smoky Mountains.
The festivals in the county include the Sorghum Festival in October and the Indian Summer Festival.
Blairsville, the county seat of Union County, is the only incorporated community in the county. The city was incorporated December 26, 1835.
The Union County courthouse in Blairsville was constructed in 1899 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Brasstown Bald Visitor Center is located on the highest mountain in Georgia at 4,784 feet. This center offers films, exhibits and an observation deck with a panoramic view of four states. There are other notable conference centers in the Blairsville area including High Shoals Scenic Area, Mountain Crossings at Walyasi-yi, Russell Brasstown Scenic Highway and Sosebee Cove Scenic Area.
Vogel State Park, one of Georgia’s oldest and most popular state parks, is located in Blairsville and offers camping, swimming, hiking and fishing.
Annually, Blairsville hosts the Lake Trahlyta Arts and Crafts fair in early August and the Sorghum Festival in mid-October.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Blairsville had a population of 659 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 16.8%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.