Terry L. Baskin,
Danielle H. Smith,
Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner
Clayton County Administration
Annex 3, 2nd Floor
121 South McDonough St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Property Tax: (770) 477-3311
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It is our mission to provide outstanding customer service, while providing tax and tag services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of our citizens through a professional workforce, with integrity, innovation, and technology.
The Clayton County Tax Commissioner’s Office recognizes that it exists to serve the citizens of our county. It is our role and responsibility both to administer the laws of the State of Georgia, and to collect and disburse all taxes to all state and local entities, while providing outstanding customer service to our citizens. It is our goal to educate our citizens both of their rights and responsibilities, as well as continually find more efficient and effective ways to fulfill our Mission.
The employees of the Clayton County Tax Commissioner’s Office endeavor to conduct ourselves, in our everyday interaction with the citizens we serve and with fellow employees, according to the following values:
Integrity • Loyalty • Compassion • Dedication • Fairness
The Main Tag Office and Satellite Tag Office normal hours of business are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. These offices may close prior to 4:30 p.m., as needed, due to the volume of customers on any given day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
About the Tax Commissioner
Terry L. Baskin currently serves as The Tax Commissioner of Clayton County, Georgia. Prior to taking office, he served four years under the past Tax Commissioner as the Deputy Tax Commissioner. A resident of Jonesboro since 1990, Terry is a dedicated community leader, husband and proud father.
Terry is a long-standing member of the Georgia Association of Tax Officials and County Officer Association of Georgia. He received his training from the Carl Vincent University in tax, bankruptcy, and constitutional laws. Terry, a graduate of the 2003 Regional Leadership Institute, is also an alumnus of Leadership Clayton. He attended the Saint Leo University with a concentration in Business Administration. Terry currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Arts Clayton, Girls and Boys Club of America Task Force, and Regional Leadership Forum.
Involved in politics for many years, he has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Clayton County Democratic Party. He was a Committee Member of the State of Georgia Democratic Party, and the Congressional Representative for the 13th District of the Georgia Association of Democratic County Chairs, and a member of the Southlake Kiwanis Club. Terry is a former member of the Clayton County Community Service Board, the United Way Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Clayton County NAACP, and 100 Black Men of South Metro.
A retired Atlanta police investigator with 22 years of experience, Terry worked in a variety of management positions including budget analyst in the Atlanta Police Fiscal Unit. His service to the community earned him the Blue Star Award along with numerous letters of commendation in recognition of extraordinary service.
Terry is married to the former LyCynthia Sampson. They are the parents of one daughter - Rachel Renee. They are members of Lakewin Christian Center Church.