FAQ

Below is breakdown of our most frequently asked questions. If you still need assistance after reading through the list below, please contact our office. Our goal is to assist the citizens of White County.

When are you open?

The White County Tax Commissioner's Office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

What documents do I need to bring?

Documents vary on a case by case basis. A safe rule of thumb is to bring a proper Georgia identification such as an updated driver's license and a proper form of payment. Other more specific documents depend on the type of bill or request. Please call our office for more information.

Do you have a drive-thru?

We proudly feature a drive-thru for our citizens!

How do I get a tag?

Vehicle tags are applied for when a vehicle is registered. To register a vehicle you must visit our office and provide the following documents:

  • Valid Georgia's Driver's License reflecting a current White Co. Address
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Proof of Insurance
  • MV-1 Form
  • Payment Method

You can find more information about vehicle registration on our website.

How do I renew my tag?

Tag renewal is a yearly occurrence in the state of Georgia. You may renew your tag either online, through the mail, via telephone, or in-person at the White County Tax Commissioner's Office. Different supporting documentation is required for each method. Please visit our website for more information.

How do I cancel my vehicle registration?

In order to cancel insurance on a vehicle, owners must first cancel the vehicle's registration. The tag registration may be canceled by completing the MV-18J form, in addition to the Photo ID and signature of the registered owner of the vehicle at the White County Tax Commissioners office. Vehicle owners may also cancel their registration online by visiting the Georgia Department of Revenue's Eservices Portal.

Where can I find more vehicle forms?

Please view our resources and forms page for the most commonly used motor vehicle forms. If you still cannot find the proper form, please visit the Department of Revenue's website.

How do I pay my property taxes?

Property tax bills may be paid online or in-person at the White County Tax Commissioner's Office.

What happens if I miss my property tax payment?

If you miss the November 15th tax deadline, penalties and fees will be incurred. For more information about missed payments, please visit our delinquent tax page.

When are tax bills due?

Tax bills are mailed out every August and payment is due by November 15th.

How do I claim excess funds?

Please view our excess funds page to see if any are applicable to you. If you believe you have a claim, please submit a written request to:

Cindy Cannon
White County Tax Commissioner, Ex-officio Sherrif
113 North Brooks Street
Cleveland, GA 30528


What organization determines property value?

Property value is appraised by the White County Board of Assessors and their staff. Property owners will be notified by the Tax Assessors Office by mail of a current assessment. Properties are assessed based on their fair market value.

For more information about fair market value and the assessment process, please visit the Tax Assessors website here.

Contact Us

Cindy Cannon
Tax Commissioner

Email

Physical Address:
113 North Brooks St
Cleveland, GA 30528

Phone: 706-865-2225
Fax: 706-219-0078

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM