Lookup Public Records in Macon County, Georgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Macon County, Georgia Overview
Macon County is a county located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in December 14, 1837. Named after Nathaniel Macon, the county seat is Oglethorpe and it has a population of 14,740 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 406 square miles, with its land area encompassing 401 square miles, and its water area 5.4 square miles. The county consists of 8 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31068 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Macon County borders the following counties: Sumter County, Georgia to the south; Houston County, Georgia to the east; Peach County, Georgia to the northeast; Taylor County, Georgia to the northwest; Schley County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Dooly County, Georgia to the southeast.
Macon Superior Court Clerk Information
The Clerk of Superior Court is an elected official charged with the filing and safekeeping of land and property records as well as the civil and criminal files of the court. The office was created in 1798 by the state’s constitution and is one of four constitutional officers found in each county. The probate judge, tax commissioner and sheriff are the other three. The duties of the clerk are statutory, varied and numerous. They are ministerial in nature and can be found in literally hundreds of statutes created by the legislature. In addition to the Official Code of Georgia the clerk is also obligated to follow the rules of the court for which he or she serves.
- They recognize that the courthouse can be a strange, confusing and sometimes an intimidating place for much of their population. The clerk and deputy clerks have a strong desire to help all parties who ask for assistance. But please be aware that the clerk and deputy clerks are strictly forbidden to practice law or to give legal advice. Sound legal advice should only come from a licensed practicing attorney and we highly recommend all parties seek competent legal services. Please be understanding when they say that they cannot answer your questions.
- To learn as time marches on. Using both paper hard copy and electronic capabilities, from their early records to present, they will use every available tool at their disposal to the best of their ability within the guise of the law. They will face the challenges given to them in order that they can maintain the valuable and irreplaceable records under their care.
- This office is charged with the duty of keeping and maintaining all records for the Superior Court, Southwestern Judicial Circuit. Our mission is to provide quality, professional service to the citizens of Macon County. They will protect and maintain the public’s records with the utmost integrity and trust. They will provide said records to the court, members of the law enforcement community, and the public that they serve.
Below is the physical address of the Superior Court Clerk:
Juanita Laidler, Superior Court Clerk
P.O. Box 337
121 S. Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia, 31068
Macon Tax Assessor Information
The Tax Assessors are responsible for determining the tax digest, which is the value of taxable property in Macon County, and the amount of taxes due according to the state tax code. The Tax Assessors appraise property at fair market value, mail assessment notices annually, maintain tax records and maps, and inspect mobile homes for updated decals.
The tax commissioner does not assess property or set millage rates. The tax commissioner prepares and mails the tax bills and collects the taxes based on the values provided by the Board of Assessors. Questions regarding bill calculations, return mail, late payments, interest, etc. should be directed to the tax commissioner.
The Chief Appraiser and appraisal staff is charged with the annual valuation of all property in Macon County (real estate and personal). Georgia law requires that all property be appraised at “fair market value.” This is generally accepted as the value paid by the purchaser, when neither the seller nor the purchaser is under any duress to buy or sell. Analysis of these sales forms the basis for the valuation of similar properties.
Georgia law requires that your property be assessed for tax purposes at 40 percent of the appraised value. This is why it is always important for you to be aware of the value the tax assessors have placed on your property. A large portion of the operating revenue needed for Macon County comes from the taxation of privately held property.
Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:
Sue Whipkey, Chief Appraiser
P.O. Box 297
Oglethorpe GA 31068
Fax: 478- 472-9463
|Macon County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Macon 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:||Macon County Marriage License|
|Location:||100 Sumter Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, 31068|