The Putnam County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested Putnam County residents to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Assessors.  Persons eligible to serve on the Board of Assessors must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid high school diploma or its equivalent.  The successful candidate must complete 80 hours of training and pass the assessor examination during the first year of appointment.  Additionally, the successful applicant must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years.

This board is responsible for determining taxability, value and equalization of all assessments within the county.  The County Board of Tax Assessors notifies taxpayers when changes are made to the value of the property; receives and reviews all appeals filed; and insures that the appeal process proceeds properly.  In addition, they approve all exemptions claimed by the taxpayer.  Meetings of the Board of Assessors are usually held once per month on a weekday between the hours of 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  During appeal time, meetings can increase to at least three or four times per month.  Compensation is $50.00 per board meeting.

Interested persons should submit an application to the Putnam County Board of Commissioners, 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton, Georgia 31024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The board application form can be found on the county website at www.putnamcountyga.us (in the “How Do I…” or “Forms & Documents” sections) or by calling 706-485-5826.