How to File for Homestead Exemption in 2020
County Links to File for Homestead Exemption
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should apply for Homestead Exemption?
Homeowners who own the home that they occupy as their primary residence. We encourage all homeowners to check their tax bill to make sure that they are receiving this property tax savings, even if you have owned your home for several years.
Why should I apply for Homestead Exemption?
Under Georgia law, homeowners are entitled to a Homestead Exemption (a reduction of property taxes) for any property they occupy as their primary residence. This could be a savings of several thousand dollars, depending on the price of your home.
How do I apply for Homestead Exemption?
Each County has their own website where homeowners can apply for Homestead Exemption. Homeowners will need their home address and parcel ID found in the tax records. We have linked several Georgia County sites below.
How do I know if I am already receiving Homestead Exemption?
Homeowners can check to see if your home is receiving Homestead Exemption by going to your county's tax website. Each county tax records are a little different, but most of the time "homestead exemption" will appear on your tax records if you have it. Here is a sample from DeKalb County to show you what it looks like.
When do I apply for Homestead Exemption?
The application to apply for Homestead Exemption opens on January 1st, 2020 and closes on April 1st, 2020.
This is not automatic - you have to file!
You can find the Homestead Exemption Application form online for most Georgia counties on their respective Tax Commissioner’s website.