Lookup Public Records in Ben Hill CountyGeorgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Overview

Ben Hill County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in 1906 and named after Benjamin Harvey Hill. The county seat is Fitzgerald. As of 2010, the county has a population of 17,634. The county has a total area of 254 square miles, 250 square miles of which is land, and 3.8 square miles is water. The county consists of 4 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31750 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ben Hill County borders the following counties: Wilcox County, Georgia to the north; Irwin County, Georgia to the south; Coffee County, Georgia to the east; Turner County, Georgia to the west, and; Telfair County, Georgia to the northeast.

Ben Hill County Clerk Information

The Ben Hill County Clerk serves as the official custodian of the Ben Hill County seal and materials of public record for the Ben Hill County Board of Commissioners and other County boards and authorities. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and distributing Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes
  • Handling requests for public records
  • Maintaining the Ben Hill County Code of Ordinances
  • Ensuring that the County adheres to the Georgia Open Meetings and Open Records acts
  • Assisting with the processing of contracts
  • Publishing and distributing all disclosures pursuant to the Ben Hill County Code of Ethics
  • Boards and Authorities Appointment Process

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Donna R. Prather, County Clerk
402-A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone (229) 426-5100
Fax (229) 426-5630
Email: dprather@benhillcounty.com

Ben Hill Clerk of Superior Court Information

The Clerk of Superior Court provides the following services for Ben Hill County Residents:

Filing records for:

  • Criminal
  • Juvenile
  • Adoption
  • Garnishments
  • Warrants
  • Recordings
  • Real Estate
  • Liens (Federal, State, Lis Penden, Etc)
  • Hospital Liens
  • UCC (Personal Property)
  • Plat
  • Military Discharge

This Office Issues:

  • Notary Commissions
  • Passports
  • Subpoenas
  • Jury Summons
  • Fi Fa’s
  • Bench Warrants
  • Bond Forfeitures
  • Arraignment Notices

Compile Calendars for:

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Arraignment

Records that are not available to the general public: Juvenile, Adoption, and Military Discharge

Betty Lynn Johnson, Clerk of Superior Court
115 South Sheridan Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone (229) 426-5135
Email: bjohnson@benhillcounty.com

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Superior Court:

Lynn Johnson, Clerk of Superior Court
115 South Sheridan Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone (229) 426-5135

Ben Hill Tax Assessor Information

The Tax Assessor’s Office provides the following services for Ben Hill County Residents:

The Tax Assessor’s Office investigates and values real and personal property subject to taxation in Ben Hill County.

It is their duty and responsibility to keep up with technology, changing tax codes, methods, procedures, and local property values in order to produce an acceptable property tax digest. Counties are subject to financial penalties if the Georgia Department of Revenue finds the tax digest deficient.

Their goal is to apply the property tax code fairly and to reflect goodwill, temperance, and fairness in carrying out our duties.

They pledge to support, encourage, and cooperate with the County governing authority, the Board of Equalization, and the Tax Commissioner’s Office, which collects and distributes the taxes they assess. Working together for the common good, their respective operations use uniform standards in discharging their joint duties.

Notice of Property Inspection

The Ben Hill County Assessor’s office will be inspecting properties throughout the county on an ongoing basis. In addition to routine inspections, all properties that have building permits issued will be inspected. Also, mobile homes will be checked for current decals. This is to be considered notice of intent to enter properties by the Ben Hill County Board of Assessors and Staff.

The Ben Hill County Assessor makes every effort to produce the most accurate information possible. No warranties, expressed or implied are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation. The assessment information is from the last certified tax roll. All other data is subject to change.

Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:

Joyce Merritt, Chief Appraiser
113 South Sheridan Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone (229) 426-5147
Email: bhassessor@windstream.net

Ben Hill, GA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200916,299
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,195
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009207
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009864
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,305
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009171
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009161
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,159
Ben Hill County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ben Hill County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 19, Chapter 3 and Domestic Relations – Sections 19-3-62 to 19-3-64
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Ben Hill County Marriage License
Location:401 East Central Avenue, Fitzgerald, Georgia, 31750
Phone:912-426-5137

Ben Hill County Clerk

Address: 402-A East Pine Street  Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone (229) 426-5100

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