Lookup Public Records in Peach County, Georgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Peach County, Georgia Overview
Peach County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in July 8, 1924 and named after Peach fruit. The county seat is Fort Valley. As of 2010, the county has a population of 27,695. The county has a total area of 151 square miles, 150 square miles of which is land, and 1 square miles is water. The county consists of 3 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31030 recorded as the one with the largest population. Peach County borders the following counties: Bibb County, Georgia to the north; Houston County, Georgia to the east; Taylor County, Georgia to the west; Crawford County, Georgia to the northwest, and; Macon County, Georgia to the southwest.
Peach County Clerk Information
The County Clerk, not to be confused with the Clerk of Superior Court, is the official custodian of records for all actions taken by the Board of Commissioners. Responsibilities include preparing and publishing agendas, preparing minutes and the informational notebooks for the board meetings, distributing the board actions to the constitutional officers and department heads, and maintenance of the records. The County Clerk is also the official custodian of County contracts, leases, resolutions and ordinances and accepts all Open Records Requests dealing with the Board of Commissioners.
One of the key functions of the Office of County Clerk is to receive requests for records under the Open Records laws of the State of Georgia. Filing an open records request in Georgia is a simple process that has become even more accessible due to actions taken by the Georgia legislature over the past few year. Georgia’s updated sunshine laws bring transparency to government records such as meeting minutes, photographs, books, maps and an assortment of files.
To file an open records request, you may download the Peach County Open Records Request Form by clicking on the given link below. You may also write a request yourself and mail it in or call the number of the agency you want to contact. If you want to request open records from a federal agency, you can fill out a web form request. The custodian of the agency will have three business days to determine if the document you request is lawful for public inspection.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
April H. Hodges, County Clerk
213 Persons Street
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030
Peach Clerk of Superior Court Information
The Superior Court was established under the Constitution of 1798 and is the highest court in each circuit. It is a court of record, meaning all records, documentation, and minutes filed in this office cannot be altered after filing. Each of Georgia’s 159 counties has a Clerk of Superior Court. The Clerk is an elected position established by the Constitution of the State of Georgia and as such, is a Constitutional officer. The clerk’s duties are statutory in nature and are found in the Official Code of Georgia in hundreds of statutes created by the state legislature. The mission of their office is to provide the public with the highest level of personal and professional service possible.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Superior Court:
Joe Wilder, Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts
205 West Church Street
PO Box 389
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030
Peach Tax Assessor Information
The Peach County Board of Assessors is a five-member board appointed for three-year terms by the Peach County Commissioners. The Tax Assessor’s’ Office appraises all tangible real and personal property, at fair market value, by utilizing uniform methods and procedures. The appraisers are responsible for investigating and inquiring about the ownership of all property within the county for the purpose of determining, the proper return of property which is subject to taxation. Property is reviewed annually to meet state mandated digest requirements.
The Board of Assessors and its appraisers are also required to keep up with technology, changing tax codes, methods, procedures and local property values. The intent is to produce an acceptable property tax digest. Consequently, Peach County is subject to penalties if the Georgia Department of Revenue finds the tax digest to be deficient.
Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:
Brian Madison, Chief Appraiser
205 W. Church Street, Suite 221
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030
|Peach County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Peach 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:||Peach County Marriage License|
|Location:||205 West Church Street, Fort Valley, Georgia, 31030|