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NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Pierce County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes by 8.00 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at 705 College Avenue, Blackshear, GA on September 27, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at 705 College Avenue, Blackshear, GA on October 4, 2022, at 8:00 am and October 4, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 11.1280 mills, an increase of 0.8240 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 10.304 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $41.20 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $75,000 is approximately $24.72.

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NOTICE TO ALL TAX PAYERS IN PIERCE COUNTY

 The Pierce County Board of Assessors will be receiving all property tax returns as of January 1, of this year.

PROPERTY CHANGE
If you have made any changes in your property during last year, the law requires you to make a property tax return before April 1, of the current year. Return forms are available in the Tax Assessor’s Office.

STANDARD HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
If you owned land upon which your primary residence is located and were living in the primary residence on January 1, of the current year, you may qualify for a standard homestead exemption. If you received this exemption last year and there has been no change of title to your Homestead Property, there is no need to sign up this year.

SCHOOL TAX EXEMPTION
If you are age 62 on January 1, of the current year and the net income of your spouse and yourself is less than $10,000 per year, you may qualify for extra-school tax exemption on the homestead property. Income from retirement sources, pensions and disability income is excluded up to $80,280. If you received this exemption last year and there has been no change of title to your Homestead Property, there is no need to sign up this year.

DOUBLE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
If you are age 65 on January 1, of the current year and the net income of your spouse and yourself is less than $10,000 per year, you may qualify for a Double Homestead Exemption on the homestead property. Income from retirement sources, pensions and disability income is excluded up to $80,280. If you received this exemption last year and there has been no change of title to your Homestead Property, there is no need to sign up this year.

THE TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR ANY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION YEAR ROUND; BUT TO RECEIVE THE EXEMPTION FOR THE CURRENT YEAR THE APPLICATION MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1, OF THE CURRENT YEAR.

IF YOU RECEIVED ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED EXEMPTIONS LAST YEAR AND THERE HAS BEEN CHANGES OF TITLE TO YOUR HOMESTEAD PROPERTY —YOU MUST COME IN AND REAPPLY BETWEEN JANUARY I & APRIL I, OF THE CURRENT YEAR.

SPECIAL PIERCE COUNTY AND SCHOOL EXEMPTION PROVISIONS
If you qualify for Homestead Exemption and also desire to have the value of your primary residence and up to 5 contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence remain at the current year appraised value for future years, purposes of county, school, and school bond indebtedness, so long as the property continues to qualify as homestead property, you may sign up for the Special Pierce County and School Exemption Provisions between January 1 and April 1. NOTE: These provisions do not affect municipal ad valorem taxes.

CONSERVATION USE AND AGRICULTURAL PREFERENTIAL ASSESSMENT
Land owners with property 10 acres and greater that is devoted to forestry or agricultural use may enter a 10 year covenant with favorable tax treatment. Contact the Assessor’s office for eligibility requirements,

PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF ASSESSORS
312 Nicholls Street, Suite 9 Blackshear, GA 31616 (912)449-2025

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Welcome to Pierce County

Thank you for visiting the Pierce County, Georgia, website. Pierce County is nestled in southeast Georgia and provides residents and visitors with a beautiful rural atmosphere year-round. Whether blooming with the promise of spring or set ablaze with the colors of fall, the beautiful farmland and small-town atmosphere that make up our county are a sight to behold and are full of natural wonders to be discovered. The Alabaha River takes a winding course through the county, creating wonderful fishing and plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertainment. A peaceful small-town atmosphere offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life, and the sense of community here is as old and as strong as the land itself.

We have friendly, hardworking residents who are proud of their heritage while looking toward the future with hope and initiative. Whether you are looking for a scenic place to visit, a hometown in which to raise a family or a willing community in which to locate a business, you are welcome in our county.

So come visit one of our many churches, go fishing, explore the history of the ‘ole Okefenokee, or take a scenic drive across our country roads. We hope to see you and “Welcome” home. from your PIERCE County Board of Commissioners

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Intent to Process Early

Notice is hereby given that the Pierce County Board of Elections & Registration intends to process absentee ballots early for the December 6th, 2022 Runoff on December 6th starting at 5:00 PM at the County Annex Courthouse, 312 Nichols Street, Blackshear, GA. 31516 according to O.C.G.A 21-2-386(a)(3) RULE 183-114-.07-.15 Leah S. Ritch Supervisor of Elections Pierce County. Leah S. Ritch Supervisor of Elections Pierce County

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Early Vote Times

Early Vote Times for the December 6th, 2022 Runoff Election are 11/28-12/2 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Audit

Pursuant to O.C.G.A 21-2-498 and SEB Rule 183-1-15-.04, the Secretary has selected the contest of the Secretary of State to audit. The audit will begin Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 9:00 AM. The audit will be held at the Pierce County Courthouse Annex, Suite 2, 312 Nichols Street, Blackshear, GA 31516. Leah RitchPierce County Board Of Elections and RegistrationSupervisor Of Elections312 Nichols StreetBlackshear, Georgia 31516(912)449-2028

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Contact Us

Physical address:
312 Nichols Street,
Blackshear, GA 31516
t: 912.449.2022
f: 912.449.2024


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About Pierce County

Pierce County, established in 1857 and named for President Franklin Pierce, grew out of Appling and Ware counties' lands.
The county seat, Blackshear, bears the name of General David Blackshear who fought Indians in Georgia and Florida during the War of 1812.


Board of Commissioners

We appreciate your interest in Pierce County, Georgia, and hope this site proves useful in providing information about the Board of Commissioners, local government, and our community. Should you have questions, please contact us at: 912.449.2022.


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