Tax Commissioner Responsibilities The tax commissioner is an officer established by the Constitution and elected to serve the citizens of Athens-Clarke County. Responsibilities include:
Preparation of the digest
Performing all functions relating to billing, collecting, disbursing, and accounting for ad valorem taxes collected in the county
Receiving tax returns and applications for homestead filed by taxpayers
Serving as an agent of the state revenue commissioner for the registration of motor vehicles and mobile homes
The tax commissioner and staff are dedicated to providing prompt, professional, and courteous service to the taxpayers of Athens-Clarke County
Congratulations to the Athens-Clarke County Tax Commissioner, Mitch Schrader, for being named Tax Commissioner of the Year by the Georgia Association of Tax Commissioners (GATO). He was chosen by his peers from among 5 nominees and was presented the award at the Annual GATO conference held at the Classic Center in May 2015.