Gordon County Board of Assessors
Regarding Operations, Assessment Notices & Appeals.
April 29, 2020
For Immediate Release
Out of an abundance of caution, the Gordon County Assessor’s Office continues to operate with restricted access. While we are unable to meet with taxpayers face-to-face, our office is committed to providing the best customer service possible in this difficult time. If you have questions about your property or anything related to our office, we are happy to assist you, either through our websites, https://www.gordoncounty.org & https://www.qpublic.net/ga/gordon, or by calling us at (706) 629-6812.
Since Governor Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order, sales volume has decreased in Gordon County. With uncertainty surrounding the short-term and long-term effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the housing market, Chief Appraiser Dana Burch has recommended holding 2020 digest values consistent with 2019 values with a few exceptions. If a new building, like a house, commercial building or accessory building, was built since our last digest year or other improvements were made to the property, like an addition to an existing structure, a remodel of a business or any deletions of buildings, your previous value will likely change. The Board of Assessors will mail out assessment notices by early-to-mid June.
Personal property returns and Freeport Exemption applications were due April 1st. However, we encourage those who have yet to submit their return or application to do so before assessment notices are mailed out. We are only accepting these signed documents by mail, by email or drop box. You can mail these documents to the Gordon County Board of Assessors, P.O. Box 533, Calhoun, GA 30703, email these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop these documents off into our drop box, which is located in front of the Government Plaza Building at 215 N Wall St, Calhoun, GA. 30701. Your returns and applications will be processed accordingly.
Governor Kemp has extended the deadline for Conservation Use Value Assessment (CUVA) applications and Forest Land Protection Act (FLPA) applications until June 1st. CUVA and FLPA Applications require payment and a notarized signature. Please call our office for assistance before sending either of these applications to us.
Field visits have been suspended indefinitely. We will resume field checks and reviews of specialized assessment applications to close out our 2020 digest prior to mailing notices. Whenever our appraisers conduct field visits, we always announce our visits on our websites.
At our April 24th board meeting via teleconference, the Gordon County Board of Assessors approved measures to allow for electronic appeals this year. This will help limit foot traffic in-and-out of our office. We have partnered with Schneider Geospatial to customize an electronic appeals program for our qPublic website. We will continue to make our appeals form available on our www.gordoncounty.org website. Taxpayers can mail, email, or drop off completed appeal forms. We will also set up a computer in our office, accessible to the public, to help streamline in-office appeals.
As restrictions begin to be lifted, please visit our websites, https://www.gordoncounty.org & https://www.qpublic.net/ga/gordon for up-to-date information. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at706-629-6812.