The Department does not regulate the home appraisal process, whether it is connected to a mortgage loan or a separate appraisal for other purposes.  Appraisers and the appraisal process are regulated by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Appraisers Board (“Board”).  The Board requires appraisers to meet certain standards in order to conduct business and prohibits a variety of unfair trade practices.  More information is available on the Board’s website at

To search for an appraiser, please visit the Board's website at and type in the name of the appraiser or license number.