About Tag and Tax

The Dougherty County Tax Department is headed by an appointed tax director and is responsible for receiving and processing all property tax returns for the citizens of Dougherty County. The department collects all ad valorem taxes in Dougherty County, the City of Albany, the Board of Education and the State of Georgia. This includes real estate, automobile, personal property, mobile homes, and timber tax. The office maintains all records in a manner acceptable to the State Revenue Department and annual audits by the City of Albany and Dougherty County.

The Tax Director’s office serves as tag agent for the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and administers and enforces all regulations mandated by the State of Georgia in selling vehicle tags.

The Tax Assessor’s office works in conjunction with the Tax Department and has the responsibility of listing and appraising all property in Dougherty County. The office maintains ownership and map records of all real estate and maintains personal property information for all business in Dougherty County.



In accordance with Georgia law, the Dougherty County Board of Assessors must notify property owners prior to making a site visit. Notice is hereby given that a representative of the appraisal staff will review and inspect properties for the current digest year. The appraisal review may include measuring structures, listing construction information, and photographing the subject property.

Notice is also given that an onsite inspection may be required for real or personal property for which a return has been filed. Said property visit will be for the purpose of determining the correctness of the information contained in the county’s appraisal record for the property.

If you would like more information concerning the review, contact the Board of Tax Assessor’s office at 229.431.2130 or via email at docoassessor@dougherty.ga.us.

Download: Notice of Board of Assessor's Meeting

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Director: Shonna Colley Josey

Contact Information:

240 Pine Avenue

Albany, Georgia 31701



Main: (229) 431-3208

Tag Office: (229) 431-3255

Tax Collections: (229) 431-3208

Assessors/Real Estate: (229) 431-2130

Mobile Homes/Personal-Aircraft/Boats/Business: (229) 431-2157



Email: docotax@dougherty.ga.us