Message from Tax Commissioner

Message from Tax Commissioner

Dear Franklin County Taxpayer,

I have considered it a privilege to serve as your Tax Commissioner since January 1, 2001. Since this time, the Tax Commissioner’s Office has undergone significant improvements to provide excellent service to our customers.

As the tax laws in Georgia frequently change, the Tax Commissioner’s office will continue to adapt our processes to provide the most efficient tax collection system possible for the citizens of Franklin County. Since 2001, we have increased the collection rate for property taxes in Franklin County to 99 percent. It is important that the collection rate remains high, since this revenue is used by governing authorities to provide services that improve the quality of life for our residents. A high collection rate enables the governing authorities to keep millage rates down, hence keeping your taxes lower.

This new and improved site was prepared to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a property owner in Franklin County. I believe you will find this site easy to navigate and informative. I have attempted to answer frequently asked questions and provide general information on property taxation, as well as general information on tax liens and tax sales.

Please remember that I cannot cover the many and complex property tax laws on this site. The information contained here should not be relied on as a legal source of information. Throughout the site you will see O.C.G.A. followed by a number. These references are citing from the Official Code of Georgia unannotated, which is available on-line at the Georgia General Assembly’s web site.

Whether you are a new or longtime resident here in Franklin County, my goal is to fulfill my responsibility as your Tax Commissioner in a fair and equitable manner. My staff and I are here to answer your questions and provide the best public service possible, so please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your support.


Bobby Martin
Tax Commissioner

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