Ready to Apply for Your Georgia Homestead Exemption?

Filing deadlines for homestead exemption in GeorgiaIf you purchased a home in Georgia last year and were the owner of the home as of January 1, 2016, you can apply for your county homestead exemption that will reduce your property taxes, usually by at least 20%, depending on the county that you live in. As a homeowner, you may need to provide a copy of your Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag info. In most Georgia counties, to be eligible for homestead exemption for the current year, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st. If the property is located within city limits (i.e. City of Atlanta or City of Decatur), you may be required to file a homestead application with the city as well.  Because every Georgia county has a slightly different homestead application process and homestead deadline, so look for your county below and follow the simple instructions!

Cherokee County

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 678-493-6120 http://www.cherokeega.com/Tax-Assessors-Office/homestead-exemptions/

Cobb County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-528-8600 http://www.cobbtax.org/property/exemptions

DeKalb County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 404-298-4000 http://taxcommissioner.dekalbcountyga.gov/TaxCommissioner/pdf/homesteadinfo.pdf

Forsyth County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-781-2106 http://www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Board-of-Assessors/Homestead-Exemption

Fulton County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 404-612-6440 http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/basic_homestead.html

Clayton County

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-477-3311 http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/tax-commissioner/exemptions.aspx

Henry County

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-288-8180 http://www.co.henry.ga.us/taxcommissioner/formsapplicatons.shtml

Gwinnett County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-822-8800 http://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/homesteadexemption.aspx

Douglas County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-920-7272 http://www.douglastaxcommissioner.com

Fayette County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 770-461-3652 http://www.fayettecountytaxcomm.com/subpages/taxpayers_return.asp

Paulding County Homestead

Deadline is April 1, 2016 :: 770-443-7606 http://www.paulding.gov/index.aspx?NID=89  

If you have any questions about the homestead exemption applications or filing deadlines, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Nest Atlanta real estate agent.  We are always here to help - before AND after the sale of your home!

Call anytime at 404-205-8800.