2021 Homestead Exemption Information

Did you purchase a home in 2020? Congratulations!

Under Georgia law, you are entitled to a Homestead Exemption (a reduction in your property taxes) for any property that you own and occupy as your primary residence as of January 1st. The exemption is not automatic, however, and you have to properly file for the exemption to save on your taxes. You can find the Homestead Exemption Application form and instructions to file in the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

What is "Homestead Exemption"?

A homeowner is typically entitled to homestead exemption on the home and land that was owned by the homeowner and was their legal residence as of January 1st of the taxable year.

 

How do I qualify?

To receive homestead exemption, a person must actually occupy the home and the home is considered their primary legal residence. Some counties may require that the Homeowner(s) provide their recorded Warranty Deed (original or copy), proof of residence, social security numbers, GA driver’s license and car tag info to qualify.

 

How do I apply?

See below for your specific county deadline, website with application instructions, and phone number. Most can be filed online in under 10 minutes.

2021 Homestead Exemption County Links

Please confirm with your local taxing authority that the deadlines for filing have not changed for 2021. If your new property is located within city limits, the homeowner may need to file for exemption with the city as well.

 

Cherokee County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.cherokeega.com/Tax-Assessors-Office/homestead-exemptions/ (in-person application)

678-493-6120

 

Cobb County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.cobbtax.org/_fileUploads/files/HomesteadExemptionApplication.pdf (mail-away or in-person application)

770-528-8600

 

DeKalb County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://taxcommissioner.dekalbcountyga.gov/TaxCommissioner/homesteadOnlineApp/TChomesteadOnline.asp (online application)

404-298-4000

 

Forsyth County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

http://www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Board-of-Assessors/Homestead-Exemption (mail-away or in-person application)

770-781-2106

 

Fulton County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://fultonassessor.org/exemptions/ (online application)

404-612-6440

 

Gwinnett County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/HomesteadExemptionApplication.aspx (online application)

770-822-8800

 

Barrow County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

http://qpublic.net/ga/barrow/exemptions.html#homestead (mail-away or in-person application)

770-307-3108

 

Clark County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/2302/Homestead-Exemptions

706-613-3120

 

Clayton County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/government/tax-commissioner/exemptions (online application

770-477-3311

 

Douglas County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/342/Regular-Homestead-Exemption (in-person application)

770-920-7272

 

Fayette County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://fayettecountyga.governmentwindow.com/start_alt.html (in-person application)

770-461-3652

 

Hall County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.hallcounty.org/FormCenter/Tax-Assessors-Office-6/Regular-Homestead-Exemption-Application-167 (online application)

770-535-8288

 

Henry County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.qpublic.net/ga/henry/docs/APPLICATION%20FOR%20HENRY%20COUNTY%20HOMESTEAD%20EXEMPTIONS_Combined.pdf (mail-away or in-person application)

770-288-8180

 

Jackson County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

http://www.qpublic.net/ga/jackson/exemptions.html#homestead (in-person application)

706-367-6330

 

Newton County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.qpublic.net/ga/newton/exemptions.html#homestead (in-person application)

770-784-2030

 

Paulding County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

http://www.paulding.gov/210/Homestead-Exemptions (in-person application)

770-443-7606

 

Walton County (deadline is April 1, 2021)

https://www.qpublic.net/ga/walton/exemptions.html (in-person application)

770-267-1352