Paying Your Property Taxes 

In Person

The Sumter County Tax Commissioner accepts the following types of payments: cash, checks, or money orders in person. Make Checks or money orders in person. Make checks or money orders payable to the Sumter County Tax Commissioner

Credit cards, debit cards, or counter checks are not accepted in the tag office.


You may use a credit or debit card to pay property taxes online only; Credit cards accepted are VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Click Here to pay property taxes online.

A convenience fee of 2.5% plus 30¢ per transaction will be applied to all credit/debit card charges.


You may pay by mail using a check or money order only made payable to the Sumter County Tax Commissioner. Do not send cash by mail.

When submitting payment through the mail, include your payment stub in the provided window envelope. If you do not have a payment stub, reference your parcel ID or property address on the check or money order. Please verify your current address and include a phone number when submitting a check. If a receipt is desired, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope in your mailing.

Mail postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on the due date is accepted as timely received. Postage meter dates will not be honored as timely if received after the due date. We are not responsible for lost mail, etc. Payments should be mailed to:

Sumter County Tax Commissioner
P.O.Box 1044
Americus, GA 31709

Important Note! We do not send tax bills to mortgage companies. If your property taxes are in an escrow account, your property tax information will be made available to your mortgage company; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid. If you have questions about whether your mortgage company will be paying your taxes, contact the company directly, especially if your mortgage company has recently changed.

Partial Payments

A taxpayer may be eligible to establish a partial payment plan to pay their property taxes. A taxpayer should consider a partial payment plan only when the following statements are true:

  1. The taxpayer does not have the ability to pay their taxes in one payment.
  2. The taxpayer is not able to borrow the funds needed to pay their taxes in full.
  3. The taxpayer cannot pay their delinquent taxes in a reasonable period of time.

If a taxpayer is interested in setting up a partial payment plan, please contact Wilkie Smith,    Sumter    County    Tax    Commissioner, at (229) 928-4530.

Returned Check: If your check is dishonored by the bank, a service fee will be assessed in accordance to state law and federal guidelines. The Sumter County Tax Commissioner's Office uses a third party service for returned checks.