Tax Commissioner

Tax Commissioner Mark Harrell

Tax Commissioner Mark Harrell

Mark Harrell

Decatur County Tax Commissioner

Street Address:

112 W. Water St., 1st floor of County Courthouse, Bainbridge, GA  39817

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, Bainbridge, GA 39818

Property Tax Department

Phone: (229) 248-3021

Fax: (229) 248-3747

Motor Vehicle Department

Phone: (229) 248-3019

Fax: (229) 248-2011


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 and 3,300 mobile home bills to all city and county residents.  All taxes that are collected are disbursed to the state, county, school, library and city every two weeks.

Motor Vehicle Department

This department is open at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the main hallway of the Decatur County Courthouse, 112 W. Water St., 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 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Property taxes are due by Dec. 20 of each year.  Mobile home taxes are due by April 1 of each year. Property tax office 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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