The Honorable Linda J. McDonald
Commissioners provides the following services for
Ben Hill County
Commissioner is an elected Constitutional Officer
responsible for every phase of collecting property
taxes, from preparation of the digest, billing,
accounting and disbursements.
Property taxes include those assessed on real estate,
public utilities and ad valorem taxes on motor vehicles
and mobile homes. These collections are disbursed to
state, county, school and city governing authorities.
As a tag
agent for the State of Georgia, the Tax Commissioner is
also responsible for the collection of all taxes, fees,
and penalties for motor vehicles applicable under the
Georgia Code. The Tax Commissioner enforces all
regulations mandated by the state.
A large percentage of the revenue realized by the Ben
Hill County Board of Commissioners and Board of
Education is generated from ad valorem taxes collected
by the Tax Commissioner. The financial stability of
these institutions largely depends upon the efficient
operation of the Tax Commissioner's office. The City of
Fitzgerald also benefits from taxes collected on motor
vehicles, mobile homes.