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Decatur County, Georgia
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
Phone: 1-229-248-3030
Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: leslie@decaturcountyga.gov

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Don A. Belcher

Tax Commissioner

Ex-Officio Sheriff

P.O. Box 246

112 W. Water St., Ist floor of County Courthouse

Bainbridge, GA.  39817

(229)-248-3009 – Motor Vehicle Dept.

(229)-248-3021 – Property Tax Dept.



The Tax Commissioner is elected by the voters of Decatur County for a four year term. The Tax Commissioner is responsible for preparing the annual tax digest and the billing and collection of ad valorem taxes.  These taxes include real property, personal property, motor vehicle, mobile home, intangible, and timber taxes.  We mail approximately 15,000 property tax bills & 3300 mobile home bills to all city and county residents.  All taxes that are collected are disbursed to the State, County, School, Library, & City every two weeks.



Motor Vehicle Department


This department is open at 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, in the main hallway of the Decatur County Courthouse, 112 W. Water street, Bainbridge, GA 39817.

Vehicle owners must renew their registration and pay the ad valorem taxes every year during the 30 day period which ends on their birthday.  Newly acquired vehicles must be registered within 30 days of purchase. Tag Office phone number is 229-248-3009



Property Tax Department


This department is open at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  Property taxes are due by December 20th of each year.  Mobile home taxes are due by May 1st of each year.   Phone 229-248-3021.



  • If you would like more information regarding the Tax Commissioners Office, or regarding Georgia motor vehicle registration, click on the links below.


Georgia Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division (Tax Digest & Property Tax Records)








Georgia Department of Driver Services




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The Board of Commissioners meet twice a month, the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. and on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, April  14, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Administration Building.


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