Kim Clayton
Kim Clayton

Are You a NEW Homeowner?

Have You Filed for Your Homestead Exemption?

GEORGIA LAW provides that every new homeowner, as of January of the new year, is eligible to claim Homestead Exemption as a tax benefit that can amount to considerable annual savings for the homeowner.

A Homestead Exemption allows a partial exemption on a portion of the assessed value of your home. The amount varies from county to county. To qualify for the property tax exemption, the HOMEOWNER must file for Homestead Exemption at the county Court House or Tax office, either in person, by mail, or on the web site, depending on the county in which you reside.

If you purchased land or investment property, please contact your County Court House to see if you need to file a special "tax return." This is not to be confused with an income tax return.

The following is a list of several counties, their phone numbers, and web sites. Though some have specific filing dates, many counties now permit you to file year round. Please call the number of the county in which you reside or refer to their web site for instructions on filing.

NOTE: You need only file Homestead Exemption ONCE! You need not file each year...

COUNTY  WEB ADDRESS  PHONE 
Barrow www.barrowchamber.com/newcomer.htm770-307-3106
Cherokee www.cherokeega.com678.493.6120
Cobb www.cobbtax.org770.528.8600
Decatur City www.decaturga.com404.370.4100
DeKalb www.co.dekalb.ga.us404.298.4000
Douglas www.douglastaxcommissioner.com770.920.7272
Forsyth www.forsythco.com770.781.2106
Fulton www.co.fulton.ga.us404.730.6440
Gwinnett gwinnetttaxcommissioner.com770.822.8800
Hall www.hallcounty.org770.531.6733
Henry www.co.henry.ga.us770.954.2470
Jackson www.jacksoncountygov.com706.367.6326
 Rockdale www.rockdalecounty.org770.929.4152
 Paulding www.paulding.gov770.443.7606