Dade County Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts

P.O. Box 417 - 255 W. Crabtree Street, Suite 103, Trenton, Ga. 30752 - Phone:706.657.4778 - Fax:706.657.8284 - Jury Phone:706.657.JURY

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Upcoming Appointments of Dade County Board of Equalization

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Upcoming Appointments of Dade County Board of Equalization

In accordance with Georgia laws (O.C.G.A.§ 45-5-311), the Dade County Grand Jury is required to appoint a member and alternate member to the Dade County Board of Equalization each fall during the October term of the Superior Court of Dade County.  Notice is hereby given that the Grand Jury for the October 2017 Term of the Superior Court of Dade County, Georgia, which is scheduled to reconvene on Monday, January 11, 2018 will be required to make the following appointments to the Board of Tax Equalization of Dade County:

One (1) Regular Member and Two (2) Alternate Members
For a term which shall run from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.

Any resident of Dade County having the following qualifications and an interest in serving on the board may nominate himself or herself for appointment by completing the Dade County Board of Equalization Application.

Qualifications
1.  Each person who is, in the judgment of the appointing grand jury, qualified and competent to serve as a grand juror, who is the owner of real property, and who is at least a high school graduate shall be qualified, competent, and compellable to serve as a member or alternate member of the board.  No member of the governing authority of a county, municipality, or consolidated government; member of a county or independent board of education; member of the county board of tax assessors; employee of the county board of tax assessors; or county tax appraiser shall be competent to serve as a member or alternate member of the board of equalization.
2.  Within the first year after a member’s initial appointment to the board of equalization, each member shall satisfactorily complete not less than 40 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization processes and procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner.  The failure of any member to fulfill therequirements of the subparagraph shall render that member ineligible to serve on the board; and the vacancy created thereby shall be filled in the same manner as other vacancies on the board are filled.
3.  No person shall be eligible to hear an appeal as a member of a board of equalization unless, prior to hearing such appeal, that person shall satisfactorily complete the 40 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization processes and procedures required by law.  Any person appointed to such board shall be required to complete annually a continuing education requirement of at least eight hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner.  The failure of any member to fulfill the requirements of this subparagraph shall render that member ineligible to serve on the board; and the vacancy created thereby shall be filled in the same manner as other vacancies on the board are filled.

Term of Office
Members and alternate members of the Board of Equalization serve a three-year term of office. 

Board of Equalization Application
Interested citizens are encouraged to come by the Clerk’s office and fill out a Board of Equalization Application to be submitted to the Grand Jury.

Kathy D. Page
Clerk of Superior & Juvenile Courts
Appeal Administrator Board of Equalization