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

White County, Georgia Overview

White County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in 1857 and its county seat is Cleveland. The county has a total population of 27,144, as of 2010, with its area spanning 242 square miles (land area being 241 square miles, while water area being 1.5 square miles). The county consists of 5 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 30528 recorded as the one with the largest population. White County borders the following counties: Towns County, Georgia to the north; Hall County, Georgia to the south; Habersham County, Georgia to the east; Lumpkin County, Georgia to the west, and; Union County, Georgia to the northwest.

White Clerk of Court Information

The Recording Division is responsible for recording and maintaining the land records and other miscellaneous records for White County. This office also collects the Transfer and Intangible taxes for the Georgia Department of Revenue and other agencies. All records are open for public inspection except for military discharges, juvenile records and adoptions. The Clerk of Court is the recorder and custodian of all the land records in White County. See cost schedule for appropriate fee. Copies may be obtained in person or by mail but most have location identifying information for retrieval, such as book and page number or name and date of recording. Cost must be paid up front and, if request is by mail, a self addressed stamped envelope must be provided.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Court:

Dena M. Adams, Clerk of Superior, Juvenile and Magistrate Courts
59 South Main St, Suite B
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: 706-865-2613

White Tax Assessor Information

The Board of Assessors and the Assessors Office staff is charged by Georgia State Law with appraising all property in White County at its Fair Market Value so that no taxpayer is taxed for more than his or her fair share of taxes. The White County Tax Assessor’s Office keeps track of property ownership by receiving copies of all deeds filed in White County. As property sells, the office is able to document ownership information, tract sizes, and sales prices of properties sold. The Assessor’s Office also responsible for measuring every taxable structure in White County and maintaining a scaled drawing of these structures. Periodic reviews are conducted to determine any changes to the properties and any trends taking place in particular divisions of the county called neighborhoods. The office also maintains a file on the construction components of each structure, the quality of materials and workmanship of the structure, and previous sales data on the property in order to help determine the current fair market value of the property. Each parcel in the county is visited by a field appraisal team at least once every three years.

The information gathered by the Assessor’s Office is recorded and transmitted to the Tax Commissioner’s Office so tax bills can be charged to taxpayers based on the assessed property values. The Tax Commissioner’s Office creates and sends out the tax bills. If you have a question about your tax bill, please call the White County Tax Commissioner’s Office at (706) 865-2225.

The White County Tax 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:

Bryan Payne, Chief Appraiser
1241 Helen Hwy
Suite 180
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706)-865-5328
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

White County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in White 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:White County Marriage License
Location:1650 South Main Street, Cleveland, Georgia, 30528

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