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Dougherty County Tax/Tag Department

Shonna Colley Josey, Director
240 Pine Avenue
Albany, Georgia 31701

Tag Office: (229) 431-3255
Tax Collections: (229) 431-3208
Assessors/Real Estate: (229) 431-2130
Mobile Homes/Personal-Aircraft/Boats/Business: (229) 431-2157 


The Tax Department is headed by an appointed tax director, and is responsible for receiving and processing all property tax returns for the citizens of Dougherty County. The department is responsible for collecting all ad valorem taxes due Dougherty County, the City of Albany, the Board of Education and the State of Georgia. This includes real estate, automobile, personal property, mobile homes, and timber tax. The office must maintain all records in a manner acceptable to the State Revenue Department and annual audits by the County and City.

The Tax Director's office serves as tag agent for the State Department of Motor Vehicles and administers and enforces all regulations mandated by the State in selling vehicle tags.

The Tax Assessor's office works in conjunction with the Tax Department and has the responsibility of listing and appraising all property in Dougherty County. The office maintains ownership and map records of all real estate and maintains personal property information for all business in the County.


In accordance with Georgia law, the Dougherty County Board of Assessors must notify property owners prior to making a site visit. Notice is hereby given that a representative of the appraisal staff will review and inspect properties for the current digest year. The appraisal review may include measuring structures, listing construction information, and photographing the subject property.

Notice is also given that an onsite inspection may be required for real or personal property for which a return has been filed. Said property visit will be for the purpose of determining the correctness of the information contained in the county’s appraisal record for the property.

If you would like more information concerning the review, feel free to contact the Board of Tax Assessor’s office at (229) 431-2130 or by email at

Notice of Board of Assessors' Meeting

NOTICE: Due to the Coronavirus, the public is being asked to wear a face mask at Board of Assessors' Meetings

Have A Question?

You may reach us at (229) 431-3208 or email your question to

Click here to Search or Pay Dougherty County Taxes.

Click here for Real Estate Tax Assessment Records.

Click here to Access Motor Vehicle Information from the Department of Revenue/Motor Vehicle website.

Click here to Access Facts about Property Taxes. 

Click here  or here or Timber Harvesting information.  To access the required forms, visit our Public Works Department here.

2019 County 5-Year History Ad            2019 Special Services 5-Year History Ad     

2019 Notice of Countywide Property Tax Increase     2019 Notice of Special Services Tax Increase

2019 Q&A on Property Tax Increase


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