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At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Frequently Used Terms

The following is a list of commonly used terms in the valuation, taxation, and collection of property.

Ad Valorem Tax - (According to value) A tax that is imposed on the value of property, real or personal.

Appeal - When a taxpayer feels as though his/her property has been assessed incorrectly, they can appeal or petition the assessment.

Appraisal - An estimate of the value of real and personal property.


Bankruptcy - When an individual or organization is declared financially insolvent by the Bankruptcy Court. There are four different types of Bankruptcy-Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13.

Delinquent Taxes -Any tax that is not paid by the due date.

Exempt - Some properties are exempt from paying taxes such as cemeteries, churches, and governmental agencies.


Execution - Form used for levying on and selling the delinquent taxpayer's property to satisfy unpaid taxes.

Execution Docket - (The Tax Commissioner's Execution Docket) Listing of recorded Fi Fa's.


Fieri Facias (Fi. Fa.) - A judicial writ directing the sheriff to satisfy a judgement from the debtor's property. Applies to personal and real property. This term is used interchangeably with execution.

Heavy Duty Equipment - A motor vehicle with all its attachments and parts which is self-propelled, weighs 5,000 pounds or more and is primarily designed and used for construction, industrial, maritime, or mining uses, provided it is not required to have a license plate.

Motor Vehicle - A self-propelled wheeled conveyance, such as a car or truck that does not run on rails.

Mobile Home - (Manufactured Home) A single family dwelling unit, constructed on an I-beam, prefabricated and designed to be transported on its own wheels, a flat bed, trailer or on detachable wheels.

Nulla Bona - the classification by which the defendant in a Fi. Fa. has been deemed to not have any property within the jurisdiction on which to levy.


Personal Property - All property that is not real estate, i.e. boats, motors, tractors, farm equipment and machinery

Real Property - Land and anything erected, growing or affixed to the land.


Tax Digest - a compilation of all property lying or being in the county. The Tax Digest is prepared every year.

Timber Tax - an ad valorem tax imposed on the value of standing timber that has been harvested.

Contact Us

Main Office

 Address: 1092 Tribble Gap Rd.
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2110
 Fax: 678-455-1207
 Email: Contact Us

Sharon Springs

 Address: 1950 Sharon Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041
 Phone: 770-781-2110
 Fax: 678-455-1207
 Email: Contact Us

Mission

The mission of the Tax Commissioner's Office is to collect and disburse all taxes and fees due the state, county, and schools in a timely manner, and to provide residents quality customer service by applying Georgia laws with integrity and fairness.