Upcoming Appointment of Pierce County Board of Equalization
In accordance with Georgia Laws O.C.G.A. 45-5-311 (c), the Pierce County Grand Jury is required to appoint one member and one alternate member to the Board of Tax Equalization prior to November 1, 2012.
Any resident of Pierce County having the following qualifications and an interest in serving on the board may nominate himself or herself for appointment by submitting a nomination request.
(1) Any person who is, in the judgment of the appointing grand jury, qualified and competent to serve as a grand juror, who is the owner of real property, and who is at least a high school graduate is qualified, competent, and compellable to serve as a member or alternate member of the board. However, any member of any governing authority of a county, municipality, or consolidated government; member of a county or independent board of education; member of the county board of tax assessors; employee of the county board of tax assessors; or county tax appraiser is ineligible to serve as a member or alternate member of the board of equalization.
(2) Within the first year after a member initial appointment to the board of equalization, the member must satisfactorily complete not less than 40 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization processes and procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue. Failure to do so will render the member ineligible to serve on the board and prohibits the member from hearing appeals.
(3) Additionally, any person appointed to the board must complete annually a continuing education requirement of at least eight hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization procedures. Failure to do so renders the member ineligible to serve on the board.
Please include in your nominating request your name, mailing address, telephone number, level of education, and the amount of real property that you own and mail to:
Pierce County Board of Equalization
Post Office Box 588
Blackshear, Georgia 31516