Coweta County, a metropolitan county of Atlanta, is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Georgia. Only a 40 minute drive to the heart of downtown Atlanta, the county is located to the southwest of the city. Georgia’s 67th county bears the name of the Coweta Indians, a Creek tribe headed by William McIntosh, Jr., the half-Scott, half Creek who relinquished lands to the Federal government in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. Country singers Alan Jackson and Doug Stone both call Coweta home.
With a population of 110,000, the County is one of the largest in Georgia and has 53,000 real and personal property accounts that represent over $3.9 billion in assessed value. Because of the importance of this vital revenue source, it is imperative that the County’s Tax Commissioner is able to completely, accurately and fairly apply the property tax burden to the taxpayers of Coweta County.
In the late 1990’s, the Tax Commissioner’s Office purchased an AS400 collection system in order to combat Y2K issues they were going to face with their old system.
After running on this AS400 system for a few years the Coweta County Commissioners made the decision to invest in modern, PC-based technology throughout the
county’s government offices.