Homestead Exemption For The State Of Georgia

Homestead Exemption
A regular homestead exemption from state and county taxes is available to legal residents of Georgia occupying their homes. They are entitled to claim partial exemption from taxation on the first Five Thousand ($5,000.00) to Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) (depending on the county where you live) Dollars for tax value, which can amount to substantial annual savings for the homeowner.

Who is Entitled to Homestead Exemption
Any person having both owned and occupied the house prior to January First.

Where to File
For the first year, the homeowner must go in person to the office of the Tax Commissioner of the county in which the property is located.

When to File
A written application can be filed at any point during the year (depending upon the county in which you file).

Documents Needed in Filing
A copy of the Warranty Deed is required. The Tax Commissioner will furnish the forms for the application.

Questions upon Filing
1. Parcel ID # (tax commissioner can provide)
2. Owner Name
3. Owner Address
4. Land Description (from Warranty Deed)
5. Vehicle Tag # and county of registration