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Georgia’s Geospatial Information Office Statewide Imagery Pilot Program  The Georgia GIO is excited to announce access to statewide, high resolution (six-inch) aerial imagery to all government employees across Georgia to support every facet of our work across the State. Nongovernmental entities, such as contractors, consultants, and private companies may also access the Imagery when working under current contract with a governmental entity    Read More Read More Georgia Property Tax NewsLetter  OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICIALS What is Conservation Use Assessment Owners of agricultural land, timberland and environmentally sensitive land may qualify for conservation use assessment under O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-7.4. The Georgia Revenue Commissioner has the responsibility of annually determining the values for ad valorem tax purposes of this type land and publishing rules and regulations to help county tax assessors determine the values of property that qualify for conservation use assessment. Lean More Lean More Georgia Forest Land Protection Act The GEORGIA FOREST LAND PROTECTION ACT OF 2008 (O.C.G.A. 48-5-7.7) provides for an ad valorem tax exemption for property primarily used for the good faith subsistence or commercial production of trees, timber, or other wood and wood fiber products and excludes the entire value of any residence located on the property. Lean More Lean More

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After 13 Years of Serving GAAO as Executive Director

John Scott It has been my honor to serve our great Association as Executive Director since January 1, 2006. At the end of this year I will have served in this capacity for 13 years. I have seen our Association grow in membership, professionalism, technology, and educational offerings. GAAO has afforded me many opportunities to travel, have influence and serve our members in ways I never dreamed possible. I have enjoyed my service and would not take anything for the rich memories and most importantly, the deep and true friendships I have found. Read More

Janis Bevill

Chief Appraiser Congratulating Janis on 38 years of service to Effingham County! We wish you the very best in your retirement

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2018-2019 President

Darryl Gray Chief Appraiser

Emanuel County