Explanation of Tax and Payment Instructions
According to Georgia law, municipal property taxes must be based on the approved County Tax Digest. Each person, firm, or corporation owning or holding in trust or consignment any machinery and equipment, merchandise inventories, boats and boat motors, aircraft, and any other kind of personal property, with exception of personal tools exempt by law and household goods located in the residence of the owner, shall pay a tax on the value of such property owned and held on the first day of January of the current year.
The assessed value of personal property is determined by the Chatham County Board of Assessors based on the property value declared by your return to the Board of Assessors or upon failure to declare, upon the best information available. If you no longer own the personal property upon which this tax bill is based, you should file an amended return with the Chatham County Tax Assessor at the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery St, 5th Floor or call 912.652.7271.