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Sumter County, Georgia Overview

Sumter County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in December 26, 1831 and named after Thomas Sumter. The county seat is Americus. As of 2015, the county has a population of 30,779. The county has a total area of 493 square miles, 483 square miles of which is land, and 10 square miles is water. The county consists of 8 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31709 recorded as the one with the largest population. Sumter County borders the following counties: Schley County, Georgia to the north; Lee County, Georgia to the south; Dooly County, Georgia to the east; Webster County, Georgia to the west; Macon County, Georgia to the northeast; Marion County, Georgia to the northwest; Terrell County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Crisp County, Georgia to the southeast.

Sumter County Clerk Information

The Sumter County Clerk works for the Board of Commissioners by:

  • Recording and maintaining all:
    • Acts
    • Orders
    • Proceedings
  • Making the minutes readily available to the citizens
  • Issuing permits and licenses
  • Working in the best interest of Sumter County citizens

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Rayetta Volley, County Clerk
500 West Lamar Street
P.O. Box 295
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 928-4500
Fax: (229) 928-4503
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Sumter Clerk of Superior / State Court Information


  • Maintains civil and criminal files for the superior and state courts of Sumter County
  • Maintains traffic cases in the County (no city offenses)
  • Records all real estate transactions
  • Maintains Uniform Commercial Code (UCC-1) Filings
  • Records Trade Names
  • Records liens from judgments reached in our courts as well as lower courts
  • Commissions Notary Public applicants who reside in the County
  • Process passport applications as an official acceptance agent for the U.S. Department of State

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

Cortisa Barthell, Clerk of Superior Court
500 W. Lamar St.
P.O. Box 333
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 928-4537
Fax: (229) 928-4539
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Sumter Tax Assessor Information

Their office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The Sumter County Board of Assessors meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in the Assessor’s office located in the Sumter County Courthouse, 500 W. Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia. All meetings are open to the public. The goal of the Sumter County Assessor’s Office is to provide the people of Sumter County with a web site that is easy to use. You can search their site for a wealth of information on any property in Sumter County. The information contained herein reflects the values established in the “most current published” tax digest. *Please note that the Assessors Office establishes values only. The Sumter County Tax Commissioner should be contacted with tax bill related questions.

The County Board of Tax Assessors, appointed for fixed terms by the county commissioner(s) in all counties except one, is responsible for determining taxability, value and equalization of all assessments within the county. The County Board of Tax Assessors notifies taxpayers when changes are made to the value of the property; receive and review all appeals filed; and insures that the appeal process proceeds properly. In addition, they approve all exemptions claimed by the taxpayer.

The Sumter County Assessor has now allowed the public to search for records online. This has been made possible with the help of the qpublic.net. There are different options in which you can search your records, either by owner name, location address, parcel number, account number, legal information, or by reprop key. The information that can be found here are information that are only present in the office of the Sumter County Assessor. The Sumter 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. The link is provided for you below.

Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:

Monica Horne, Chief Appraiser
500 W. Lamar St.
P.O. Box 1152
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 928-4514
Fax: (229) 928-4512
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Sumter County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Sumter 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:Sumter County Marriage License
Location:Lamar Street, Courthouse, Room 22, Americus, Georgia, 31709

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