Taxes are generated and mailed to the owner of record on January 1st of the tax year according to Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 48-5-18). If you get a tax bill for property that you sold, please forward it to the new owner as quickly as possible. You may also return the bill to us with the new owner’s name and address and we will gladly update our records and forward the bill to the new owner. If you purchased the property after January 1, a property tax return (to declare taxable property you own) should be filed with the Tax Assessors’ Office between January 1 and April 1 of the following year.