Homestead Exemption

What is Homestead Exemption?

Homestead Exemption is the property tax break that homeowners receive on their Primary Residence (the place you live in more than ½ the year, aka your legal residence) as of January 1 of that year.   Good news is that you only need to file once and the tax break will stay with the house until you file somewhere else. 

But how do you file and when?

Here are the counties we serve most and their processes.  Some allow you to file online and some require you to visit them.  All counties in Georgia have a deadline of April 1.  But no worries if you missed this year, just go ahead and run file for next year.  You can do that any time. 

NOTE: If you are over 62; a disabled veteran; or a surviving spouse of either active military, peace officer or firefighter; there may be additional exemptions.  Check with your county to confirm and file the proper paperwork.

Find your Local Information below:

Morgan County – 706-342-0464
150 East Washington St
Madison, GA 30650
 
April 1 deadline for Homestead Exemption (one-time process) - must file in person (suite 130)
November 15 - deadline for property taxes (if you pay monthly into an escrow account when you pay your mortgage payment, your mortgagor should pay this for you)
You may pay your property taxes in person or online at Morgan County's online tax payment system.
Athens-Clarke County – 706-613-3120
325 E Washington St.
Suite 250
Athens, GA 30601
 
April 1 deadline for Homestead Exemption (one-time process)
October 20 – deadline for property taxes (if you pay monthly into an escrow account when you pay your mortgage payment, your mortgagor should pay this for you)
An application for homestead exemption must be made in-person at the Tax Commissioner’s Office
A new low-income homestead exemption is available for Athens-Clarke County property owners who meet federal poverty guidelines. Learn more about the low-income homestead exemption and the qualification requirements on the Low-Income Homestead Exemption page.
You can pay property taxes in person or online at https://athensclarkecounty.governmentwindow.com/tax.html
 
 
Greene County – 706-453-3355
1034 Silver Drive
Suite 101
Greensboro, GA 30642
 
April 1 deadline for Homestead Exemption (one-time process)
Dec 1  deadline for property taxes (if you pay monthly into an escrow account when you pay your mortgage payment, your mortgagor should pay this for you)
 
Homestead Exemption Application may be submitted on QPublic or in person at the Tax Assessors office located at 1034 Silver Dr, Suite 102.
 
Pay your property taxes in person or online at https://greenecountyga.governmentwindow.com/tax.html
 
 
Gwinnett County – 770-822-8800
Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
April 1 - deadline for Homestead Exemption (one-time process). 
November 1 - deadline for property taxes (if you pay monthly into an escrow account when you pay your mortgage payment, your mortgagor should pay this for you)
 
Homestead Exemption Application may be submitted online at https://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/HomesteadExemptionApplication.aspx
 
Property taxes can be paid in person or online at https://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/ViewPayYourTaxes.aspx
 
 
Jasper County– (706) 468-4902
April 1 - deadline for Homestead Exemption (one-time process)
Sept 20 & Dec 20 - deadline for property taxes (if you pay monthly into an escrow account when you pay your mortgage payment, your mortgagor should pay this for you)
 
Must file homestead exemption application in person.
Bring a copy of your warranty deed with you to
126 W. Green Street
Monticello, GA 31064
 
Pay your property taxes in person or online at
 
 
Newton County – 770-748-2030
Newton County Tax Assessor’s Office
1113 Usher Street Suite 102
Covington, Georgia 30014 
April 1 - deadline for Homestead Exemption
December 20 - Deadline to pay property taxes
You can pay in person or online at https://newtoncountytax.com
 
 
Putnam County – 706-485-6376
100 S Jefferson Ave
Suite 109
Eatonton, GA 31024
 
April 1 – deadline for Homestead Exemption (one-time process). 
Dec 1 - deadline for property taxes (if you pay monthly into an escrow account when you pay your mortgage payment, your mortgagor should pay this for you)
 
Putnam has various exemptions and credits that you may be able to take advantage of.  Read about your options here http://www.putnamgatax.com/_fileUploads/files/Taxpayer%20Brochure%20Putnam%20County%20GA(1).pdf
 
Property taxes can be paid in person or online at https://www.putnamgatax.com/taxes.html#/

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