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Welcome to the Sumter County Tax Commissioner Website

Thank you for visiting the Sumter County Tax Commissioner’s Office Website. Our goal is to provide the best service while following all applicable State laws and local ordinances. The purpose of this site is to answer questions and provide general information to you on taxation in Sumter County, GA. This site does not necessarily cover every aspect of taxation and should not be relied upon as a legal source of information. A small web page cannot cover the many and complex tax laws in Georgia.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact us.
My staff and I will be glad to help you.

Message to You from Sumter County Tax Commissioner, Wilkie Smith


Call us at (229) 928-4530
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Latest News

These Property Tax Statements which will contain Sumter County taxes, Sumter County School taxes, and any appropriate fees or assessments will be mailed on or before October 1, with a due date of December 1, 2023. These Property Tax bills will be mailed from the Office of the Sumter County Tax Commissioner, P.O. Box 1044, Americus GA 31709.

If you have not received your bill by October 10, please call our office and we can get you a duplicate bill.

The 2023 Property Tax Reduction for Homesteaded properties will be reflected on your 2023 Sumter County Property Tax Statement. Click here for details.

The temporary title ad valorem tax (TAVT) rate reduction provided by the General Assembly in 2020 will expire on June 30, 2023. Beginning July 1, 2023, the TAVT rate will return to a rate equal to 7 percent of the fair market value of the motor vehicle. The new rate will apply to motor vehicles purchased or leased on or after July 1, 2023, and titled in Georgia.

While many details remain to be finalized, I wanted to share this policy bulletin regarding HB 121 regarding the registration of multi-purpose, off-highway vehicles.

Our team is committed to completing rules and regulations and DRIVES system changes in time for implementation on December 1, 2023.   This means the earliest a Tag office will be able to issue plates or TOPs for these vehicles will be December 1, 2023.

HB 183, signed by Gov. Kemp on May 3, 2023, modifies the procedures for enforcing penalties for school bus and school zone traffic violations. The changes in the law remove the requirement that the Department of Revenue place a hold on the vehicle title and prevent it from being sold or transferred to a new owner.  Instead, HB 183 imposes a hold only on the vehicle’s registration. The registration hold will prevent the vehicle owner from renewing registration and obtaining a renewal decal until the penalties have been paid to the governing body or its agent.

These changes become effective July 1, 2023 and all current title holds in DRIVES will be converted to registration holds on that date.