Did you receive an increase in your annual property taxes?
Is the assessed value of your property higher than what you think it's worth?
.Below you'll find all the steps needed to get your new property tax assessment and if needed appeal taxes in your Georgia county. Before you scroll down to your county, please read these quick tips:
- The county tax assessor states a property value on which they will calculate the property tax for the calendar year in the Notice of Assessment (which is typically mailed directly to you)
- The Notice of Assessment is sent to the owner of record as of January 1 in that tax year. So if the property has been sold, either the seller who owned the property as of January or the buyer who currently owns the property may appeal.
- You do not have to wait to receive the mailed Notice of Assessment – you can look it up at the county tax assessors website and we've provided the Metro Atlanta county website links below.
- No taxes are due at this time, 2018 tax bills will be sent out later this year but your time to object to the value is now – you cannot wait until the bill comes out to appeal
- All appeals must be filed within 45 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment
- If a home’s Fair Market Value (FMV) is higher than expected, we encourage the owner of record to consider an appeal
- The assessment notice provides specific instructions on what you must do to appeal
- Owners may represent themselves or hire someone to represent them (see our professional recommendation at the bottom of this article)
How to Check Your Assessed Value and Appeal
DEKALB COUNTY GA TAX ASSESSORS
In Dekalb County, the Annual Assessment Notices are mailed in late May or early June each year. If you haven't received yours yet, click on the link above to check the current assessment. You will have 45 days from the date on the notice to file an appeal should you disagree with the value.
You can appeal your property taxes online or via mail during the 45 day appeal period. Get all the instructions for the appeal process on Dekalb County's website.
FULTON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSORS
You have 45 days from the date printed on the "Notice of Assessment" to appeal if you do not think it represents the fair market value of your property. Fulton County allows you to appeal online, in person, or by mail, with online being the most convenient option. Click here to view your assessment and also begin the appeal process by creating an account and following the prompts.
For more information, visit the Fulton County Property Tax Appeals web page
Or visit: Fulton County Board of Assessors 235 Peachtree St NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30303
COBB COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSOR
Like most of the Georgia counties, you have to appeal your property taxes within 45 days of the newly issued assessment. If you haven't received your Notice of Assessment yet, please click on the link above to check your property's current assessed valuation and if it increased from last year. If it did increase substantially and you would like to appeal the value, download the Cobb County Tax Appeal Form here.
Cobb County does not have an online appeal option. You have to hand deliver or mail your appeal to one of the following addresses:
Hand-deliver your appeal:
Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors
736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 200 in Marietta, GA 30064
Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors
P.O. Box 649 in Marietta, GA 30061-0649
FORSYTH COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSOR
Notice of Assessment for personal property in Forsyth County will be mailed on June 22, 2018 (per their website), but you may be able to access it sooner if you look it up online - just click on the link above.
Property owners will have the opportunity to appeal their property value as shown in the assessment notice for 45 days after the date of the notice. There are a few different routes you can take with the tax appeal process in Forsyth County, so please visit their website for more information.
GWINNETT COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR
In Gwinnett County, you will receive a notice with your assessed property value (or Fair Market Value) in the mail. If you haven't received it by now, please click on the link above to view a copy. If you don't agree with the current value, you can appeal your Gwinnett County property taxes online. If you aren't satisfied with those results, there is a second level of the appeal process. Learn more about appealing your property taxes on the Gwinnett County Property Appeals website.
Think you may need help appealing your property taxes?Here at the Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group, our agents would be happy to pull some recent sales in the neighborhood that you can use in your online or mail in appeal. Call us anytime at 404-205-8800 and if you have a preferred agent, please leave their name in the message. If you have a fairly serious discrepancy with your assessed Fair Market Value, real estate attorney's Campbell & Brannon have a Property Tax Division can help with your appeal. For assistance, you can visit their website or contact them directly at: