Welcome

The Echols County Board of Commissioners’ goal is to thoroughly serve the citizens of Echols County by addressing all issues and concerns. One way we do this is by continually striving to find better ways to be more efficient and effective in the way we deliver the services our citizens have the right to expect.

Quality of life is unmatched and our citizens enjoy the quiet purity of nature in a place where you are treated like family. This website provides all the information you need about our county and its government.

Notice to the tax payers of Echols County

It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to notify the office of the Tax Assessors of any changes to their property (Tax Payers Return of Real Property – PT50R) between Jan 1st and April 1st of the year following the year when the changes were made. (Example: removing or adding a building, shed, or portable building, etc.)

The Tax Assessors do not visually inspect every parcel in the county every year; therefore, for the return to stay current the tax payer must notify the Assessor’s office during this period in order for their tax bill to be prepared correctly. It is the objective of the Board of Assessors of Echols County, that all tax payers be treated fair, equal and accurate. 

 

2017 Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy

The Echols County Board of Commissioners does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the Commissioners' office at 110 General Deloach Street, Statenville, GA on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years. Please see this PDF for details

Board of Commissioner's meeting

Commissioners Meetings

Appearance Form

Open Records Request Form

The Board of Commissioners' meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the BOC's Building. A work session will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Echols County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on August 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the county commissioners’ office, located at 110 General Deloach Street, Statenville, GA 31648, for the purpose of receiving public comments concerning the proposed county budget for FY 2018. A copy of the proposed budget is available at the Commissioners’ office for review by the public.

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Mobile Homes

48-5-490. Mobile homes owned on January 1 subject to ad valorem taxation.

Every mobile home owned in this state on January 1 is subject to ad valorem taxation by the various taxing jurisdictions authorized to impose an ad valorem tax on property. Taxes shall be charged against the owner of the property, if known, and, if unknown, against the specific property itself.

PDF of the complete law

Echols County Millage Rate ~ 35.2510

Taxes due by December 20

How to figure millage rates and taxes

Board of Education Meeting

The next meeting will be the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Echols County Board of Education Building.

Board of Assessors' Meeting

The next meeting will be the first Tuesday of every month @ 6:00 p.m. at the Tax Assessors office.