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Welcome to the McDuffie County Assessors Office Website

McDuffie County Tax Assessors Office
Debra Garrison
Interim Chief Appraiser
Phone: 706-595-2128
Fax: 706-595-2129
E-Mail

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

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

Notice To Property Owners

In Accordance with Georgia Law (OCGA 48-5-264.1) please be advised the Appraisers are out collecting data within the county. The purpose of these visits is to update the property record which enables our office to more accurately determine fair market values and/or make other determinations as required by law.

The appraiser will have a photo identification badge and will be driving an appropriately marked vehicle. If there is any question about the identity of the appraiser, do not hesitate to call our office 706-595-2128. The appraiser will be gathering necessary property information including exterior measurements, various coding, exterior photos, etc. If the owner/ occupant is not at the property at the time of the visit, a door hanger will be left indicating the visit. In the case of residential property visits, if an adult is home, the appraiser will want to ask some questions in an attempt to make sure our records are as accurate as possible. Answering these questions are purely voluntary. Some properties may require interior inspection and can be handled by appointments.

McDuffie County Board of Assessors.
3/26/2010
For more information, call the McDuffie County Board of Assessors at 706.595.2128.

Did you know?
McDuffie County was created in 1870 from parts of Columbia and Warren counties. Georgia's 132nd county was named for George McDuffie, who was born in Georgia and served as a governor of and a senator from South Carolina.

There are several noteworthy historic sites in the county. The Old Rock House in Thomson, built in 1785, is said to be one of Georgia's oldest documented houses with design intact. Built by Thomas Ansley, the home is said to be the home of ancestors of former president Jimmy Carter.

Also of interest is Wrightsboro, a community founded by Quakers in 1768. The Quakers all departed by the early 1800s because of their opposition to slavery and the town gradually declined after residents refused the railroad a right-of-way.

Gold was discovered near Thomson in 1823, although local gold mines only produced a total of $80,000 in gold bullion.

The presence of Interstate 20 and its location within commuting distance of Augusta should continue to provide an economic boost to McDuffie County.

Thomson, the county seat of McDuffie County, was incorporated as a village on February 15, 1854. The City of Thomson was once entirely owned by plantation owner John Langston. The city was named for Edgar Thomson of the Georgia Railroad.

The Thomson Depot is the headquarters for the Thomson-McDuffie Tourism, Convention, and Visitors' Bureau. The Belle Meade Hunt, one of the most well known fox-hunting clubs in America, makes Thomson its home. The hunt officially begins with the blessing of the hounds on the first Saturday of November.

According to 2000 Census, the City of Thomson had a population of 6,828 persons.

Source: georgia.gov