2022 Georgia Code
Title 48 - Revenue and Taxation
Chapter 5 - Ad Valorem Taxation of Property
Article 3 - County Tax Officials and Administration
Part 5 - County Tax Officials
§ 48-5-210. County Tax Receivers, Tax Collectors, and Tax Commissioners; Election; Qualifications for Office; Vacancies in Office

Universal Citation: GA Code § 48-5-210 (2022)
  1. County tax receivers, tax collectors, and tax commissioners shall be elected by the voters of their respective counties at the time and in the manner provided by law. Each such officer shall be elected for a term of four years.
    1. No person shall be eligible to offer for election to or hold the office of tax receiver, tax collector, or tax commissioner unless the person:
      1. Is a citizen of the United States;
      2. Is a resident of the county in which the person seeks office for at least two years prior to qualifying for election to the office and remains a resident of such county during the term of office;
      3. Is a registered voter;
      4. Has attained the age of 25 years prior to the date of qualifying for election to the office, but this subparagraph shall not apply to any person who was holding the office of tax receiver, tax collector, or tax commissioner on July 1, 1981;
      5. Has obtained a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, but this subparagraph shall not apply to any person who was holding the office of tax receiver, tax collector, or tax commissioner on April 1, 1986; and
      6. Has not been convicted of a felony offense or any offense involving moral turpitude contrary to the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States.
    2. Each person offering as a candidate for the office of tax receiver, tax collector, or tax commissioner shall file an affidavit with the officer before whom such person has qualified to seek the office of tax receiver, tax collector, or tax commissioner prior to or at the time of qualifying as a candidate. The affidavit shall affirm that the person meets all the qualifications required by paragraph (1) of this subsection.

History. Code 1981, § 48-5-210 , enacted by Ga. L. 1985, p. 489, § 3; Ga. L. 1986, p. 495, § 1; Ga. L. 1986, p. 1229, § 1; Ga. L. 1989, p. 1091, § 7.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Georgia may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.