Fulton County homeowners encouraged to take advantage of Homestead Exemptions for property tax relief | Print |


Monday, April 2nd is last day to file for Homestead Exemption in 2018

The Fulton County Tax Assessors Office encourages all owner-occupied homeowners to check to see if they qualify for a homestead exemption that could help reduce the taxes owned on their homes. Different exemptions apply for city, county and school taxes. Each exemption has special requirements that the homeowner must meet. The last day to apply for an exemption is Monday, April 2, 2018.

In Fulton County, homeowners could qualify for basic exemptions, senior exemptions or special exemptions depending on their qualifications. To qualify for a homestead exemption:

  • You must have lived in your property on January 1st of the tax year
  • The home must be your primary residence and your name must be on the deed
  • If you own multiple properties, you can only apply for the home which is your primary residence
  • Rental and commercial properties are not eligible
  • Special exemptions are available for residents with disabilities and other special circumstances.

Also, there are special exemptions for senior residents who were age 62, 65 and 70 as of January 1st. Most senior exemptions have income limits. All seniors are encouraged to reach out to the Tax Assessors Office for assistance in identifying the exemption most beneficial to their situation.

When applying for an exemption, have the following documents ready:

  • Driver’s license or Georgia ID
  • All vehicle registrations for you and your spouse
  • Most recent state and federal income tax returns

To apply for a homestead exemption, residents can visit one of five Tax Assessor Offices:

  • Peachtree Center North Tower, 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Suite 1018, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Fulton County Customer Service Center at Maxwell Road, 11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, NE, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30350
  • South Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 224, College Park, GA 30349

Residents can also call 404-612-6440alt ext. 4 for assistance and visit http://www.fultonassessor.org/ for additional information about Homestead Exemptions.

Once granted Homestead exemption, you do not have to reapply again unless there is an ownership change on the property or if you move to a different property that you claim as your primary residence.