Citizen Care Center
Property Tax Overview
The purpose of this page is to answer questions and provide general information to the public on taxation in Dawson County, Georgia. This page does not necessarily cover every aspect of property taxation and should not be relied upon as a legal source of information. Please refer to the specified code sections for specific limitations. The Department of Revenue website contains a non-annotated version of the official code of Georgia.
Dawson County has one of the highest tax collection rates in the State of Georgia. Our staff is dedicated to collecting all taxes and ensuring the smooth and orderly operation of your county government. Sharing the responsibility of improving our community depends on the taxes we all pay as they are disbursed back to you in many different ways. This web site was prepared to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a property owner, we hope it will be of value to you. We have attempted to answer frequently asked questions and provide general information. This information should not be relied on as a legal source of information.
Property is taxable in the county where it is located unless otherwise provided by law. (O.C.G.A. 48-5-11)
Dawson County real estate and business personal property taxes are due by December 1. If taxes are not collected on the property, it may be levied upon and ultimately sold. Property tax collected by the local government is used to pay for the support of services provided by the Dawson County Board of Education, Dawson County and the State of Georgia.