Paying Your Property Taxes

In Person The Sumter County Tax Commissioner accepts the following types of payments: cash, checks, money orders, or credit/debit cards in person. Make checks or money orders payable to the Sumter Co. Tax Commissioner. Counter checks are not accepted in the tag/tax office.

A convenience fee of 2.57% per transaction will be added to all Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit/debit card charges in the tag/tax office, while 3% will be added for American Express credit charges in the tag/tax office.

Online You may use a credit or debit card to pay property taxes online, where all major credit cards are accepted (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).

A convenience fee of 2.57% per transaction will be added to all Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit/debit card charges online, while 3% will be added for American Express credit charges online.

CLICK HERE to pay property taxes online.

Mail You may pay by mail using a check or money order only made payable to the Sumter Co. Tax Commissioner. Do not send cash by mail.

When submitting payment through the mail, include your payment stub in the provided window envelope. If you do not have a payment stub, reference your parcel ID or property address on the check or money order. Please verify your current address and include a phone number when submitting a check. If a receipt is desired, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope in your mailing.

Mail postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on the due date is accepted as timely received. Postage meter dates will not be honored as timely if received after the due date. We are not responsible for lost mail, etc.

Payments should be mailed to:

Sumter County Tax Commissioner
P. O. Box 1044
Americus, GA 31709

Important Note! We do not send tax bills to mortgage companies. If your property taxes are in an escrow account, your property tax information will be made available to your mortgage company; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid. If you have questions about whether your mortgage company will be paying your taxes, contact the company directly, especially if your mortgage company has recently changed.

Partial Payments A taxpayer may be eligible to establish a partial payment plan to pay their property taxes. A taxpayer should consider a partial payment plan only when the following statements are true:

  1. The taxpayer does not have the ability to pay their taxes in one payment.
  2. The taxpayer is not able to borrow the funds needed to pay their taxes in full.
  3. The taxpayer cannot pay their delinquent taxes in a reasonable period of time.
If a taxpayer is interested in setting up a partial payment plan, please contact Wilkie Smith, Sumter County Tax Commissioner, at (229) 928-4530.

Returned Check If your check is dishonored by the bank, a service fee will be assessed in accordance to state law and federal guidelines. The Sumter County Tax Commissioner’s Office uses a third party service for returned checks.