Filing Your Homestead Exemption

    Understanding Homestead Exemptions  

     
    Basic Requirements for Homestead Exemption:
    1. Must be legal resident of the county; and
    2. Must own and occupy the home as of January 1 of the year the homestead exemption is sought.
    Deadline for Filing Homestead Exemption:
    In most counties, the application must be filed by April 1 of the year the exemption is sought, but some counties have a different deadline.
     
    How Long will the Homestead Exemption Last?
    The Homestead exemption will remain on the property until there is a change in ownership. 
     
    What is the Homestead Exemption Amount?
    These amounts are a reduction in what the amount that the taxed is based on.
     
    What do I need to file my Homestead Exemption?

    Each county’s requirements are different and you can find those individual requirements on the Homestead Exemption Application form found in the link for your county below. You will also need the Settlement Statement from the purchase of your home, which we can provide you with!

     

    2018 Homestead Exemption County Links

    Please note that if the property is located within the city limits, the homeowner may need to file with the city as well.

    Gwinnett County  — deadline is April 1, 2018 770-822-8800

    https://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/PropertyTax/HomesteadExemption/AboutHomesteadExemptions.aspx

    Fulton County  — deadline is April 1, 2018 404-612-6440

    https://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/homestead_inst.html

    Dekalb County  — deadline is April 1, 2018 404-298-4000

    https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/tax-commissioner/exemptions

    Cobb County  — deadline is April 1, 2018 770-528-8600

    https://www.cobbtax.org/property/exemptions

    Clayton County – deadline is April 1, 2018 770-477-3311

    http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/tax-commissioner/exemptions.aspx

    Cherokee County – deadline is April 1, 2018 678-493-6120

    http://www.cherokeega.com/Tax-Assessors-Office/homesteadexemptions/

    Henry County – deadline is April 1, 2018 770-288- 8180

    https://www.henrytc.org/#/

    Forsyth County – deadline is April 1, 2018 770-781- 2106

    http://www.qpublic.net/ga/forsyth/homestead.html

    Douglas County – deadline is April 1, 2018 770-920- 7272

    http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/file/tax/homestead.html

    Fayette County – deadline is April 1, 2018 770-461- 3652

    http://www.fayettecountytaxcomm.com/subpages/Exemptions.asp

    Paulding County – deadline is April 1, 2018 770-443- 7606

    http://www.paulding.gov/index.aspx?NID=210

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