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Barbara Dingler seeking a fifth term as Tax Commissioner

Barbara Dingler announced Wednesday she is seeking her fifth term as Newton County Tax Commissioner.

Dingler has served in that capacity since Carol Mitchell retired in October of 1999.

“I’m very fortunate and proud to have 15 dedicated, hardworking employees who represent me in serving the citizens of the county,” Dingler said. “I take great pride in the duties that I have been elected to perform and I hope I have made you proud as being your tax commissioner.”

Duties of the tax commissioner’s office is to bill, collect and distribute ad valorem and personal property taxes, register motor vehicles, tags and titles, be the agents for the state of Georgia, board of education, county maintenance and operation, fire department and all municipalities within the county.

“I will carry out the duties according to the laws, rules, regulations, standard and policies set forth by the state of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Revenue, local government services, department of motor vehicles, and Newton County and all entities involved in Newton County government,” Dingler said.

In the past year Dingler’s office has collected 98 percent of the county’s property taxes and 99.8 percent for all years prior. Dingler and her office are currently working with the state to get a kiosk installed on the west end of the county for citizens to renew their vehicle registrations.

“I will continue to serve each individual with respect and courtesy that each citizen deserves,” Dingler said. “Public service is important to me; it is an honor to serve you.”