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  • Jeff Gibbs (Chairman)

  • Marianne Hill

  • and Frankie Mathis

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Tift County Tax Assessors Office

Maintains fair market value and uniformity as required by state law, in order to help keep Tift County's property tax rate as low as possible.


In accordance with the Official Code of Georgia annotated 48-5-264.1, the Tift County Board of Assessors must notify property owners prior to making a site visit. Notice is hereby given that a representative of the appraisal staff will review and inspect all properties that have changed ownership in the last twelve months, obtained a building permit for construction, made a return of value on the property or reported fire damage or demolition. These appraisal reviews may include measuring structures, listing construction information, and photographing the subject property. A majority of these field reviews will take place between January 1 and May 1 of the current year during normal business hours.

The appraisal staff will be in a marked county vehicle with a government license plate, and shall carry identification which will permit the owner/occupant to readily ascertain that such person is a representative of the Tift County Tax Assessors.\n\nIf your property will be the subject of one or more of the aforementioned random reviews and you prefer to make an appointment for a specific date and time for review, please contact the Tift County Tax Assessors' office at (229) 386-7840 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or send an email to hayward.becton@tiftcounty.org.

Did you know?

Tift County was created in 1905 from portions of Berrien County. The county was named for Nelson Tift, who had helped found the city of Albany, served as that city's mayor, and later served as a congressman. His nephew founded the city of Tifton in 1872 when he opened a sawmill there.

The county's courthouse was constructed in 1912. TyTy was named for the trees lining the banks of a nearby creek: the Ironwood (white titi) and Buckwheat (black titi) trees.

Source: georgia.gov