Real Property Office
The primary function of the Hamilton County Real Property Office is to serve as the real estate department for Hamilton County Government. Official responsibilities include managing all sales and lease agreements for County-owned property, administrating the sale of industrial park property, and selling County-owned and jointly-owned (City/County) surplus property.
Since the Real Property Office was established in 1981, there have been 2,822 parcels of unused public property returned to the tax rolls producing over $9.6 million in sales revenue through the sale of surplus and back-tax property.
The Real Property Office manages special projects involving the National Register as well as historic properties. For example, they coordinated the sale of and preservation of old James County Courthouse and renovation of the Bonny Oaks Administration Building (now Agriculture Service Center), Bonny Oaks Chapel, and Dent House. They work with SCBC on various County-wide clean-up and recycling projects.
The Real Property Office stimulates industrial development through the industrial park properties. They handle all sales of industrial park property, follow-up with all contractors, and coordinate inspections to assure safety and compliance.
There are currently seven (7) industrial parks stewarded by the Real Property Office: Industrial parks