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Here's How to Apply for Homestead Exemption in Georgia

In Georgia, homeowners are able to get a significant discount on their property taxes if the home is their primary residence.  In order to qualify for the homestead exemption in 2017, most counties require that you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st and complete the homestead exemption application in your county.  Most of the Georgia counties have an application deadline of April 1st, but you can get all of the details below. When applying for homestead exemption, please note that you may need to provide to provide a copy of your Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and/or car tag info.  Also, if the property is located within city limits, the homeowner may be required to file with the city as well. Learn how to apply in your county below... Learn how to apply for homestead exemption in Georgia -- from Dekalb County to Forsyth County


Cherokee County

Deadline is April 1, 2017  ::  678-493-6120

Homestead Website

Clayton County

Deadline is April 1, 2019  ::  770-477-3311

Learn how to apply

Cobb County GA

Deadline is April 1, 2019 ::  770-528-8600

Cobb Homestead Website

DeKalb County GA

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 404-298-4000

Apply for Homestead Exemption online

Douglas County

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 770-920-7272

Homestead information and forms

Fayette County

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 770-461-3652

All the details

Forsyth County

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 770-781-2106

Get Homestead Exemption Application

Fulton County GA

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 404-612-6440

Homestead application info

Gwinnett County GA

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 770-822-8800

File for your Exemption

Henry County

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 770-288-8180

Homestead Website

Paulding County

Deadline is April 1, 2019 :: 770-443-7606

Apply and learn more

  If you have any questions about the application / filing process, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Nest Atlanta team at 404-205-8800.  We worked with several homeowners in the last year that never filed for their exemption and lived in their homes for 5 or even 10 years.  They would have saved thousands and thousands of dollars if they would have filled out a short form with their county!  We want to make sure this doesn't happen to you, so please make sure you file by April 1st!  

Georgia Homestead Exemption information provided by:

Neel, Robinson & Stafford, LLC

Real Estate Closing Attorneys

5555 Glenridge Connector - Suite 400 :: Atlanta, GA 30342