Upcoming Appointment of Sumter County Board of Tax Assessors
The Sumter County Board of Commissioners will be appointing a member to serve a three-year term on the Sumter County Board of Tax Assessors. The term of office shall be January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018.
Any individual having the following qualifications and an interest in serving on the Board may nominate himself or herself for appointment by completing an application.
The requirements cited in this Section are a combination of Georgia Code Section 48-5-291 and Department of Revenue Regulations.
1) Age Requirement: Must be 21 years of age.
2) Residency Requirement: Must become a resident of the county within six months after taking the oath of office as a tax assessor.
3) Education Requirement: Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and must successfully complete Course I within 180 days after appointment.
4) Maintenance Requirement: Must successfully complete at least 40 hours of approved appraisal courses during each two calendar years of tenure. Approved appraisal courses include the following;
a. Those courses offered regionally by the State Revenue Commissioner;
b. Those courses offered as a part of the Annual Short Course at the University of Georgia;
c. Those courses offered by the International Association of Assessing Officers when approved by the director of Local Government Services Division.
d. The taking of Course I during the 180 days after his/her appointment does not satisfy this maintenance requirement for the first two-year tenure of the assessor’s first term.
e. The term “calendar year” shall be measured by calculating 12 months from date of appointment.
An application/nomination form may be obtained from the website: www.sumtercountyga.us or county clerk, Rayetta Floyd, Sumter County Courthouse, 500 West Lamar Street, Suite 100, Americus, GA 31709. All applications should be completed and returned by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2015.