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Board of Assessors

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The Rockdale County Board of Assessors has the answers to questions about property appraisal and assessment in Rockdale County. A large portion of the operating revenues needed for Rockdale County comes from the taxation of privately held property. The Rockdale County Commissioners, the Rockdale County School System, and the city of Conyers City Council set millage rates against the assessed value of property to determine the amount of taxes owed.

The administration is charged with the annual valuation of all property in Rockdale County (real estate and personal). Georgia law requires that all property be appraised at "fair market value." This is generally accepted as the value paid by the purchaser, when neither the seller nor purchaser is under any duress to buy or sell. Georgia law requires that property be assessed for tax purposes at 40% of the appraised value. This is why it is important for property owners to be aware of the value the Board of Assessors have placed on a piece of property.

Operating under the Georgia Revenue Codes, the Board of Assessors is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of all residential, commercial and personal property in Rockdale County. Property is appraised at 100 percent of its fair market value and assessed at 40 percent of that value.

Lamar Sims


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Lamar Sims was appointed to serve as director of the Rockdale County Board of Assessors in May 1999. 

Sims served as deputy director from September 1995 to May 1999.  Before joining the Rockdale County team, Sims was Chief Appraiser with Newton County.  Sims has been in the appraisal field for 25 years, with over 800 hours of continuing education.

Sims promotes through his professionalism and dedication to the community the mission of the Rockdale County Board of Assessors, which states: To assure that all properties in Rockdale County are valued equitable and uniform.

Sims is a member of Georgia Association of Assessing Officers and the International Association of Assessing Officers. 

Sims has dedicated his service to the community by working on various boards over the years, such as: Friends of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, Habitat for Humanity, Barksdale Boys & Girls Club, the Juvenile Review Panel, Beyond the Bell, McNear International, as well as serving as a mentor at Pine Street Elementary, Salem High, New Birth Missionary Baptist and with Rockdale County Juvenile Justice.

He attended Georgia State University and has been a resident of Rockdale County since 1989.  He has one son, Dexter.


Department Location & Mailing Address:
981 Milstead Avenue (mail not received at this address)
Post Office Box 562
Conyers, Georgia 30012

Office Hours:
8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Telephone: 770-278-7676
Fax: 770-278-8906

Contacts:
Director, Lamar Sims
To Request Property Information: boa@rockdalecounty.org

Related Links:
www.legis.state.ga.us
www.etax.dor.ga.gov
Rockdale County Tax Bill Information: www.rockdaletaxbills.com