Public Notes & Bids
2018 APPROVED COUNTY HOLIDAYS
Jasper County Courthouse and offices will be closed the following dates…
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15, 2018
President’s Day, Monday, February 19, 2018
Good Friday, Friday, March 30, 2018
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018
Columbus Day Monday, October 8, 2018
Veterans Day Monday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2018
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25, 2018
New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1, 2019
AVAILABLE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AND RETURN OF TAXABLE PROPERTY
All applications for Conservation Use Covenants (new, renewal and continuation) are due by April 1, 2018. Tract requirements are as follows: Vacant tracts must be 10 acres and larger. Tracts with a residential structure must be 12 acres and larger. All tracts must be dedicated to bona fide agricultural uses for 10 years. If a tract with an active Conservation Use Covenant was sold in 2017, the new owner must continue the Covenant. Failure to do so will result in a breach of the Covenant.
Applications for Forest Land Conservation Use are due by April 1, 2018. To qualify, the tract must be at least 200 acres and one half or more must be devoted to timber production. The Covenant length for this program is 15 years. Contact the Assessor’s office for additional details on both of these Covenant programs.
Homestead exemption applications must be completed by April 1, 2018. To qualify, the applicant must own or show an owner’s interest in the land and dwelling. The property must be the owner’s primary residence as of January 1, 2018. The applicant must also purchase their vehicle tags in Jasper County and have the new address on a state issued ID. There are additional homestead exemptions available to those 62 or 65 and older. To qualify, the applicant must be 62 or 65 on January 1, 2018 and the household income does not exceed $10,000 after tax deductions and a reduction of $66,912 from retirement and/or SSI income. Proof of income is required for application.
There are also additional homestead exemptions for the following:
100% Disabled Veteran from wartime injury, Unremarried surviving spouse of 100% Disabled Veteran from wartime injury, Unremarried spouse of US Service Member killed in action, Unremarried spouse of Firefighter or Peace Officer killed in the line of duty.
All property is required to be returned at its fair market value as of January 1 of each year. Returns are due by April 1 of each year. If a return (owner’s estimate of value) is not submitted, the property is deemed to have been returned at the previous year’s value.
Regular Homestead applications are available at the Tax Commissioner’s office (706-468-4902).
The Senior Homestead applications, Conservation Use, and property returns are available at the Tax Assessor’s office (706-468-4904).
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING: Due to Monday, February 19, 2018 being a Federal Holiday, the initial Public Hearing and Meeting has been changed to Thursday, March 1, 2018.
REVISED NOTICE: The initial Public Hearing and Meeting has been scheduled for the update to Jasper County’s Comprehensive Plan.
The initial Public Hearing and Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the small Courtroom of the Jasper County Courthouse. (126 West Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064)
Jasper County citizens, business owners and all stakeholders are invited to attend and encouraged to voice their suggestions and ideas.
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Members:
Adam McGinnis, Andrew Boyd, Bruce Henry, Bud Cowan, David Dyer, David Wease, Erin Lynch, Gerald Stunkel, Jenny Murphy, Ken McMichael, Larry Thurman, Lathaydra Sands, Lyn McLaurin, Larry Champion, Mary Patrick, Mike Benton, Mike Newton, Pam Mayer, Ross Hays, Shane Sealy, Susan Patterson, and Tracy Norton
The following applications will go before the Board of Commissioners on March 5, 2018 at 6 pm.
- Bear Creek Marina Restaurant, Application number 2018-A-009 located at 60 Bear Creek Marina Road Mansfield, Ga 30055. Name of Applicant: John Herman-Pouring License for Distilled Spirits, Beer and Wine.
- Bear Creek Marina Store, Application number 2018-A-010 located at 62 Bear Creek Marina Road Mansfield, Ga 30055. Name of Applicant: John Herman – Retail sales for beer and wine.
Consideration of approval will be on the agenda for the monthly County Commissioners meeting on March 5, 2018 at 6 pm. The meeting will be in the Commissioners meeting room on the basement floor of the courthouse.