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Only one person is required to actually come in the office to file for homestead and that person must be named on the deed to the property.
No you cannot have homestead on two properties. Neither you or your spouse can legally claim homestead on two separate properties by claiming one property in one spouse's name and the other property in the other spouse's name. Homestead may be granted on the property considered to be your primary residence.
In order to qualify for the Disabled Veterans Exemption, you must have documentation from the Department of Veteran Affairs stating that you are 100% disabled from a wartime conflict.
Yes. Every property owner in the state of Georgia will receive a standardized Assessment Notice from the county where your property is located. Stay abreast by checking our website page for the announcement of when they are mailed out and the Appeal deadline date.
Every property owner in Georgia has the right to declare your fair market value every year between January 1 and April 1.
No. Property Tax Returns do not have anything to do with your income taxes.
Your property values may go up or down depending on the changes made to your property.
When coming in to file for homestead, you must provide proof of identity and residency. Please provide a valid drivers license and a current utility bill with your name and property address on it. If you are 62 or older and claiming the senior exemption with income requirements, you will need to bring in a copy of your most recent income tax return. The authorized income values are determined by the Georgia Department of Revenue and may change annually. Contact our office for the most accurate figures. 912-754-2125
If you are inquiring about the amount due on your property taxes; need a receipt of payment of property taxes or to discuss a lien on your property, you will need to contact the Tax Commissioner's office at 754-2121 or by referring to their website.
The filing time frame given for homesteads is January 1- April 1 for any given year. If you file by April 1st of the current year the exemption will be reflected on that years tax bill. If you file after the deadline the exemptions will not be in effect until the following year. The file deadline is NOT ADJUSTABLE for any circumstance.
A tax appeal is not an appeal of your tax bill. The amount of taxes you pay is never an issue during an appeal because neither the Tax Assessor nor County Tax Board has control over budgets submitted by municipalities, schools, counties or fire districts. You may however appeal your property value. To do this, either print our Appeal form from the website or come into our office and a staff member will assist you during the appeal time frame.
Yes. do to the large number of parcels we serve, please contact our office to speak with an appraiser. They will be able to set up an appointment that is feasible for both parties. Our office line is 912-754-2125