The tax collector says it's time to pay up at Lake Sinclair

Three counties border Lake Sinclair: Baldwin, Hancock and Putnam. Tax bills have now been mailed in all three counties. If you purchased property in 2015 chances are the former owner is the one who got the tax bill.

We've had several sellers contact us with "what do we do with the tax bill?"  We've had them mailed to us to forward or scanned and emailed to us if the seller has the ability and available technology to do that. We pass along to the agent on the buyers side if they are not in our own office and pass to the buyer if it was our buyer.

But the fact remains, not getting your tax bill is not a legitimate reason for not paying or paying it on time. You can contact the Tax Commissioner's office in your county if you did not get your bill yet. The addresses and phone number for all three counties are below

Baldwin County

Baldwin County Tax Commissioner 
Address: 121 N Wilkinson St # 112, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Hancock County

Hancock County Tax Commissioner 
Address: 64 Courthouse Sq, Sparta, GA 31087

Putnam County

Putnam County Tax Commissioner 
Address: 100 S Jefferson Ave # 207, Eatonton, GA 31024

And if you purchased in 2015 and have a mortgage and your taxes are escrowed you will need to send a copy of the bill to your mortgage company as soon as possible. The email address and/or fax number should be on line or on your statement or in your coupon book. But that first year it's important to send them a copy of the bill.  Years that follow you don't have to send it to them, however I send mine every year, just in case.



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Comment balloon 15 commentsTammy Lankford, • October 07 2015 03:30PM


Great tax tips, lady. It helps to know the rules and contacts.

Posted by Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY (Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon) over 2 years ago

Yup, my land taxes are also coming due really soon.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 2 years ago

Tammy, this is a great post, whether be a long time resident or a new one, tax questions always come up.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 2 years ago

Thanks for the tips  Tammy. Staying on top of this to make sure there are no delinquency is the new owners responsibly. 

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) over 2 years ago

Ahhh...such an upbeat topic we all look forward to.  lol  Thank you for the heads up and tips.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 2 years ago

The tax collector(s) didn't waste any time mailing out the tax bills. This is a valuable post for your buyer clients.

Posted by Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS, Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513 (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

With all the excitement about buying and moving into a new home, it's easy to forget about such "minor" details Tammy. I'm sure Lake Sinclair buyers are very appreciative of the info and reminder!

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 2 years ago

Tammy, Since it is tax time in Lake Sinlair, homeowners should be diligent to pay their taxes on time.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 2 years ago

Ugh... property taxes due soon here too!


Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) over 2 years ago

Good morning Tammy. I don't mind paying my fair share of property taxes, but for some of my properties, the increases are getting out of hand.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 2 years ago

Hi Tammy, I see you are letting your folks know too. Great idea and some of us need lots of reminding.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

ah yes, taxes taxes taxes. We need to keep abreast of this but new home buyers tend to forget, and this is a great reminder.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) over 2 years ago

Hello Tammy Lankford 

Yes, it's that time of the year...the tax man cometh - again!  

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

It is that time again Tammy, pay up. Great reminder to the people.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

This is great local information, Tammy. 

Our tax bills come in January. We have several different ways we can pay them, and the way you pick decides your final due date. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 2 years ago

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