Board of Tax Assessors

The Board of Tax Assessors was established in 1913 by Georgia law (Ga. Code 48-5-290). Each County Board of Tax Assessors shall consist of not less than three or more than five (5) members to be appointed by the County Governing Authority. The Board of Tax Assessors consists of five members with four members to be appointed from each of the four respective commission districts and one to be appointed by the Chairwoman.

Members serve six-year, non-concurrent terms.

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Generally, meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:00am in the Tax Assessors Office on the first floor of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. Due to the pandemic, certain meetings may be held virtually. For detailed information on meetings, please click the blue button above. 

Each member of the county Board of Tax Assessors must:

  • Be 21 years of age (48-5-291(1))
  • Become a resident of Gwinnett County within six months after taking the oath of office as a tax assessor (48-5-291(2))
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent (48-5-291(3))
  • Take an oath of office before the judge or the Clerk of the Superior Court of the county to perform faithfully and impartially the duties imposed upon him by law
  • Take the oath required of all public officers as provided in Code Section 45-3-1 (Ga. L. 1913, p.123 4; Code 1933)
  • Successfully complete 40 hours of specified training either before or within 180 days of appointment (48-5-291(4))
  • Obtain and maintain a certificate issued by the Revenue Commissioner (48-5-291(5))
  • Successfully complete an additional 40-hour course every two years of tenure (48-5-291(6))
  • No individual may be appointed or reappointed to a county board of tax assessors when the individual is related to a member of the county governing authority in one or more of the following degrees: mother or mother-in-law, father or father-in-law, sister or sister-in-law, brother or brother-in-law, grandmother or grandmother by marriage, grandfather or grandfather by marriage, son or son-in-law, or daughter or daughter-in-law.
  • To discover, list, value and maintain county-wide uniformity of property within the confines of Gwinnett County insuring that State laws and regulations are adhered to
  • To oversee the appeal process as provided by State law
  • To compile the annual tax digest for submission to the State Department of Revenue
  • To place taxable values on real and personal property
  • To maintain current tax records and maps
  • To grant or deny exemptions
Compensation: $300 per meeting
Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
Chairwoman's Appointment Johnny Blan 02/15/2022
District 1 Appointment Burt Manning 05/04/2024
District 3 Appointment Chairperson Norman B. Ellis 04/19/2022
District 4 Appointment Vice Chairperson Sharyl White 09/24/2023
District 2 Appointment Mark Cooper 05/04/2027