Homestead Exemption

Congrats! You’re a Homeowner.  Not only do you get to swell with pride every time you pull into the driveway, being a homeowner also allows you to realize some serious tax savings via homestead exemption.

In order to qualify for a homestead exemption, the owner must be the owner of record and occupy the property as his or her principal residence on or before January 1st of the year following their purchase. Ordinarily, the homestead exemption will then remain in place until there is another chance in ownership. The method by which a homeowner may file varies from county to county. Historically, a homeowner had to file in person, but now many counties have established procedures on their websites for filing online, or for accessing the forms and obtaining the different options available for filing.

The deadline to file for homestead exemption in most Georgia counties is April 1st.  Check with your County Tax Commissioner or Tax Assessor’s office to verify the deadline to file for Homestead Exemption within your county.

Information you MAY need to include with your application: a copy of your recorded Warranty Deed or a copy of your Settlement Statement, along with your photo I.D. You may also be asked for your automobile registration or tag numbers as proof of residency.

Must file in person – Tax Assessor’s Office
2782 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114
770-528-8600 –
Filed by mail or in person – Several locations
Listed on application instructions.
Basic Exemption can be filed online.
Some can be filed online; others must file in person – Tax Assessor’s Office
8700 Hospital Dr. Douglasville, GA 30133
Get application; file in person or mail to
Tax Assessor’s Office – 110 E Main St,
Suite 260, Cumming, GA 30040
Basic Exemption can be filed online.
Basic Exemption can be filed online.

Must file in person – Tax Assessor’s Office
240 Constitution Boulevard, Dallas, GA 30132