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Juvenile delinquency cases being prosecuted in the Juvenile Courts of all counties in the circuit.
Probation revocation proceedings in the Superior Courts of all the counties in the circuit as well as in the State Court of Sumter County.
Direct appeals of the types of cases listed above.
Contempt cases (such as failure to pay court-ordered child support)
Temporary protective orders, restraining orders, peace bonds, and the like
Juvenile deprivation cases
Appeals after the initial (or direct) appeal
Habeas Corpus proceedings
Matters dealing with conditions of confinement or credit for time served issues
SPLOST FUND - Accounts Payable processes checks every month on the first Friday. Invoices must be signed by SPLOST Project Management authorizing payment before Finance Department will process.
Property taxes are charged against the owner of the property as of January 1, and against the property itself if the owner is not known. Property tax returns are to be filed between January 1 and April 1 with the County Tax Assessor Office.
Returns for real estate are filed in the Tax Assessor's office and returns for personal property are filed with the Board of Assessors. The Board of Assessors will review your proposed value and if they disagree, an assessment notice with the Boards' value will be mailed to you.
After the due date, for real estate and business personal property, interest at the rate of 1 percent per month is charged. Additionally, a penalty of 10 percent will apply to all taxes that are not paid within 90 days of the deadline. However, homestead property with a tax liability of less than $500 does not receive the 90-day penalty.
If the property taxes remain unpaid, the tax commissioner has the right and responsibility to levy on the property for non-payment. Of course we consider this a last resort for tax collection and prefer to use other collection methods.