Pay Paulding County, Georgia property taxes online using this service.
When are taxes due?
Taxes are due by November 15th, but this may vary from year to year. If taxes are not collected on the property, it may be levied upon and ultimately sold even though the property may have changed hands during the year. The property tax money collected by the local Tax Commissioner and used by government to pay for the support of services provided by the local and state government. Taxpayers have 60 days from the date of billing to pay their property taxes. The county tax commissioner is responsible for collecting property taxes for the county, school and state. For questions about billing you should contact the county tax commissioner. For questions about the valuation on your property you should contact the county board of tax assessors.
Who has to pay the taxes?
Property taxes are charged against the owner of the property on January 1, and against the property itself if the owner is not known. (O.C.G.A. 48-5-9) Unless otherwise specified, property tax returns are to be filed with the county tax assessor's office who has been designated to receive returns throughout the year however, the deadline to file a return is April 1st for the year the return is being filed. Real property is taxable in the county where the land is located, and personal property is taxable in the county where the owner maintains a permanent legal residence unless otherwise provided by law.
What is an Annual Property Value Update?
It is an update of all property values in Paulding County conducted under the direction of your local Board of Assessors. The Board of Assessors is a state-certified, five member board whose duties are to see that all property within the county is assessed (through the appraisal staff) at its fair market value. The Board also ensures that fair market values between individual owners are fairly and justly equalized, so that each owner shall pay only such taxpayer's proportionate share of taxes. The Assessor's department is not involved in the collection of property taxes.