Tax Commissioner

Jeannette W. Anderson

P.O. Box 469
115 Jones Street
Sandersville, GA  31082

PH:   478-552-2144
FAX:  478-552-7485

email: taxcomm@washingtoncountyga.gov

ATTENTION

March 17, 2020 until April 1, 2020

As a precautionary measure to guard against the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and to help ensure the health and safety of the public and our employees:

The Washington County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed to the public and all walk-in customers during the period of March 17- April 1. 

Payments in the form of Check or Money Order for Property Taxes or Tag Renewals may be mailed into our office or paid through our on-line services.

All Tax payers may conduct their business through on-line services. The DOR & this office offer a number of Motor Vehicle and Tax related services online, without the need of in-person interactions.

Motor Vehicle: www.eservices.drives.ga.gov – Services available include tag renewal, duplicate registration, cancel registration, TAVT estimator, and many others.

Property Taxes: https://washingtoncountyga.governmentwindow.com/tax.html- (search & pay taxes) Services available include search & pay taxes, view & print property tax bills, property tax payments, property tax receipts, general information and others.

 

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday-Friday  9:00 am to 4:45 pm

**Open during lunch**

EXCESS FUNDS LIST

Official Claim Form for Excess Funds

 

UPCOMING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

***Memorial Day Holiday

-Monday, May 25, 2020

***Independence Day Holiday

-Friday, July 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

PAY PROPERTY TAX ONLINE 

OR

BY PHONE: 1-855-394-9800

*  Please note, there is a 3% merchant convenience fee collected that goes directly to the merchant not Washington County.
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS:
All exemptions the State allows plus, Local $10,000 exemption for the elderly provided they qualify Applications for Homestead are handled in the Tax Assessor’s Office

MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION:
A valid GA Driver’s License or state-issued ID must be presented for ALL Motor vehicle title and registration transactions.
*****************ONLINE TAG RENEWALS *****************
 Please note, there is a 3% merchant convenience fee collected that goes directly to the merchant not Washington County.

**Important Registration Information**

Individuals

Individuals have a thirty-day (30) period before their birthday to register their vehicle. This period ends at midnight on the birthday of the first person listed on the title and/ or tag registration (tag receipt).

Businesses

The registration period depends on the first letter of the business name (the name listed first on the vehicle’s title and/or tag registration certificate).

Listed below is the schedule:

 A or B: January               M or N: July

C or D: February              O or P: August

E or F: March                   Q or R: September

G or H: April                     S or T: October

I or J: May                        U, V, or W: November

K or L: June                      X, Y, or Z: December

**Registrations for businesses expire at midnight of the last day of their month of registration UNLESS they also have one of the following:

-IRP (International Registration Plan)- Vehicles weighing over 26,000 pounds and operating interstate (traveling outside of GA)

Vehicles operating interstate must obtain an apportioned license plate. For IRP vehicles, the registration period depends on the first letter of the business name (the name listed first on the vehicle’s title and/or tag registration certificate). If you are an individual and primary owner, use the first character of your last name (as shown on the vehicle’s cab card) to determine your registration month. Use the schedule listed above. Apportioned (IRP) license plates are issued by the Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division.

Registrations for IRP expire at midnight of the last day of their month of registration.

 

-Non-IRP Weighing over 26,000 Pounds & Trucks Transporting Forest Products

The registration period for these vehicles is December 1st through February 15th

Forest products include pulpwood, pulpwood chips, logs, raw gum, fuel wood, bark, pine straw, pinecones, and other unprocessed products of the forest. It does not include lumber, which is a manufactured product, or any other product manufactured or distilled from the trees of the forest.

Owners of truck or truck-tractors to whom forest product tags have been issued may transport skidders, tractors, loaders and other logging equipment owned by the owner of such truck or truck-tractors.

Registrations for these vehicles expire at midnight on February 15th.

 

E-Service Links:

TAVT Estimator- https://eservices.drives.ga.gov/?Link=TAVTEst

Prestige Inquiry- https://eservices.drives.ga.gov/?Link=Prestige

Tag Renewal- https://eservices.drives.ga.gov/?Link=RenewVehicle

Pay Insurance Fines- https://eservices.drives.ga.gov/?Link=PayIns

Registration & Insurance Status- https://eservices.drives.ga.gov/?Link=VhcStatus

Cancel Registration- https://eservices.drives.ga.gov/_/#1