The City of Blackshear City Council does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the Blackshear City Hall on August 17th at 4:00pm and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.


CITY OF BLACKSHEAR 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Real & Personal 70,292,034 83,072,520 79,843,382 80,687,028 87,823,493 89,649,112
Motor Vehicles 6,264,680 6,269,380 6,320,830 5,025,780 3,648,960 2,896,380
Mobile Homes 37,944 27,871 25,242 24,995 29,731 30,410
Timber – 100%
Heavy Duty Equipment 76,480
Gross Digest 76,671,138 89,369,771 86,189,454 85,737,803 91,502,184 92,575,902
Less M&O Exemptions 1,781,971 4,992,778 3,251,384 3,194,479 3,688,503 3,828,954
Net M&O Digest 74,889,167 84,376,993 83,938,070 82,543,324 87,813,681 88,746,948
State Forest Land Assistance Grand Value
Adjusted Net M&O Digest 74,889,167 84,376,993 82,938,070 82,543,324 87,813,681 88,746,948
Gross M&O Millage 19.75 19.560 17.200 16.674 16.524 16.570
Less Rollbacks 7.350 7.570 5.210 4.684 4.534 4.580
Net M&O Digest 12.400 11.990 11.990 11.990 11.990 11.990
Total City Taxes Levied $928,626 $1,011,680 $994,427 $989,694 $1,052,886 $1,064,076
Net Taxes $ Increase $83,054 -$17,253 -$4,733 $63,192 $11,190
Net Taxes % Increase 8.94% -1.71% -0.48% 6.38% 1.06%

cityethics_z9euWelcome to Blackshear!

We are a community of friendly folks and good neighbors who are never too busy to stop, shake hands, and visit awhile.

We are a community focused on progress while honoring our past.

We are a community of 3,300 hard-working citizens who value quality of life and appreciate our Southeast Georgia climate and abundant natural resources.

We are a Georgia Classic Main Street City!

wrWhether you are visitor or a life-long resident, you will enjoy these notable features:

  • two magnificent structures that anchor our downtown; the award-winning historic courthouse and the newly renovated Presbyterial Institute
  • state-of-the-art and aesthetically pleasing library facility
  • extensive downtown streetscape improvements
  • award-winning sixty room hotel located in the heart of downtown
  • public schools which are widely recognized by the state for excellence in education
  • two locally owned and operated newspapers covering the city and county happenings
  • good selection of telephone, internet, and cable services
  • choice of over twenty-five established places of worship
  • historic area featuring beautiful architecture, nationally registered structures, and intriguing stories
  • great selection of antique malls making us an antiquer’s paradiseGACameraReadyCMYK
  • city park perfect for family outings, community events, and leisurely strolls
  • award-winning Geocaching Challenge
  • Camp Blackshear; a Civil War prison camp on the outskirts of town
  • quaint downtown shopping and dining with friendly service and unique selections
  • high-quality daycare and pre-school services
  • active recreation department and award-winning sports team
  • nearby Satilla and Altamaha Rivers perfect for fishing, swimming, boating, and kayaking

Additional shopping, dining, two colleges, and the Mayor Clinic Health System are a fifteen minute drive from downtown. Blackshear is the county seat for Pierce County which is sixty percent forest land and offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities. The Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge and the Georgia coast are a short drive away and make great day trips for tourists and residents.

On behalf of the City Council, the Main Street Program, and the citizens of Blackshear, welcome to our community!

Dick Larson, Mayor


Pierce County Schools