Lookup Public Records in Hancock County, Georgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Hancock County, Georgia Overview
Hancock County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in December 17, 1793 and named after John Hancock. The county seat is Sparta. As of 2010, the county has a population of 9,429. The county has a total area of 479 square miles, 472 square miles of which is land, and 6.8 square miles is water. The county consists of 4 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31087 recorded as the one with the largest population. Hancock County borders the following counties: Taliaferro County, Georgia to the north; Glascock County, Georgia to the east; Putnam County, Georgia to the west; Warren County, Georgia to the northeast; Greene County, Georgia to the northwest; Baldwin County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Washington County, Georgia to the southeast.
Hancock Clerk Of Court Information
The Hancock County Clerk of Superior Court manages a professional organization working to ensure Superior Court & Juvenile Court administration, as well as, Judicial and Civil functions. Real estate, civil, criminal and various outer records are maintained in this office.
The Hancock County Superior Court Clerk’s office is proud to announce that new and renewal notary public applications are now filled out online. In an effort to provide ease and convenience, Hancock County Superior Court Clerk’s office, in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, has developed an online notary public application process. Go to www.gsccca.org and select the Georgia Notary Online Application link. Fill out the application online and print a copy. Once all the necessary signatures are obtained, simply bring the notary public application to the Superior Court Clerk’s office for processing.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk Of Court:
Lashauna R. Jackson, Clerk Of Court
12630 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hancock Tax Assessor Information
The Board of Assessors is charged with specific administrative and statutory duties. It shall be the duty of the county board of tax assessors to investigate diligently and to inquire into the property owned in the county for the purpose of ascertaining what real and personal property is subject to taxation in the county and to require the proper return of the property for taxation. The Board of Tax Assessors is also responsible for the approval or denial of homestead and special exemption applications. The effective date of the assessment is January first of each year. The Assessor determines a full or partial value for all new construction and improvements depending upon their state of completion as of that January first date. Property is assessed to the owner of record as of January 1.
General Misconceptions About The Assessor’s Duties:
The Board of Tax Assessors is not responsible for collecting taxes, calculating taxes, or determining tax rates. The Assessor is concerned with value, not taxes. Taxing jurisdictions such as schools, cities and county, adopt budgets after public hearings. This determines the tax levy, which is the rate of taxation required to raise the money budget. Each county board of tax assessors consists of not less than three nor more than five members. The County Governing Authority appoints assessors to their position. His/her term may vary from three to six years depending on the county. Only one county in Georgia has elected Assessors. Assessors are required by law to pass a state examination and complete a continuing education program consisting of 40 hours of formal classroom instruction with and a passing grade of 70% attained. They must successfully complete at least 40 hours of approved appraisal courses during each two years of his/her tenure as a member of the county board of tax assessors.
Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:
Arthur Lawson, Chief Appraiser
9031 E. Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
|Hancock County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Hancock 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:||Hancock County Marriage License|
|Location:||40 Courthouse Square, Courthouse, Sparta, Georgia, 31087|