Welcome! 

I'm Richard Steele. As your Tax Commissioner, my goal is to provide you with excellent service along with a website that gives you the information and tools you need. I hope you’ll find it easy to use and that you quickly find the information you’re looking for. 

My office is staffed by an exceptional group of people dedicated to serving the citizens of Gwinnett County. We are extremely proud of how we operate and welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can do even better. I’m always happy to hear from you at taxcommissioner@gwinnettcounty.com

Biography



LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mike Sweigart

Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner

770-822-7294

• Biography

Robert Mann

Motor Vehicle Director

770-822-8818

• Biography

Marie Womble

Property Tax Director

770-822-8800

• Biography

Denise Mitchell

Finance & Accounting Director

770-822-7294

• Biography

Paula Ashmore

Communications Sr. Manager

770-822-7296

• Biography



A Leader in Public Service


The Gwinnett Tax Commissioner's Office will provide tag and tax services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of citizens through innovation, technology, and a professional workforce.

The Tax Commissioner is an elected Constitutional Officer responsible for the collection of property taxes, including the processing of homestead exemptions, preparation of the county tax digest, billing of taxes, and the accounting for and distribution of those taxes.

Property taxes include those assessed on real estate, public utilities and ad valorem taxes on motor vehicles and mobile homes. These collections are disbursed to state, county, school and city governing authorities. The Tax Commissioner also acts as an agent of the state for the titling and registration of motor vehicles, and is responsible for the operation of the tag offices located in the county.

A large percentage of the revenue realized by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education is generated from ad valorem taxes collected by the Tax Commissioner. The financial stability of these institutions largely depends upon the efficient operation of the Tax Commissioner's office. Cities also benefit from taxes collected on motor vehicles, mobile homes and heavy-duty equipment. The Tax Commissioner is also responsible for collecting special fees assessed by the Board of Commissioners.

Core Beliefs

  • Exist to serve customers
  • Foster teamwork
  • Encourage proactive innovation
  • Provide meaningful and challenging work that matches employee skills and interests
  • Establish an ethical and open work environment
  • Lead by fact to remain conservative stewards of public resources
  • Plan for the future


What Our Customers Say About Us

"The lines moved fast, and the employees had a cheerful attitude. One lady was even working the line offering to help. The whole experience was a far cry from years past. Congrats on the great job improving the experience."

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2013 Annual Report

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