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Fulton County Homestead Exemption Deadline is April 1 | Print |


The Fulton County Board of Assessors reminds property owners that April 1, 2019 is the deadline to file for homestead exemption. Anyone who purchased a new home in 2018, made changes to their deed, may qualify for a special exemption for the first time should apply.

Several new homestead exemptions were approved by voters in November 2018. Most of the exemptions will apply automatically to existing homeowners.

There is a new exemption for senior residents who are age 65+. This exemption increases the basic homestead exemption from $30,000 to $50,000 for the Fulton County portion of property taxes and does not have income restrictions. The exemption will be automatically applied to any property owners who already have a 65+ senior homestead exemption in place. Any property owner who does not currently have an age 65+ exemption is encouraged to apply.  All seniors are encouraged to reach out to the Tax Assessors Office for assistance in identifying the exemption most beneficial to their situation.

To qualify for any exemption, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1, 2019 and be a permanent legal resident of Fulton County. You also are required to present a valid Georgia photo identification and provide a current copy of your Fulton County vehicle registration(s).

Fulton County has invested in technology to make it easier for property owners to apply for homestead exemptions and handle other transactions online. To apply online, visit www.fultonassessor.org  and access the SmartFile system on the Online Services page.  You can also obtain more information about the various exemptions available on the Homestead page of the website.

If you prefer to file for homestead exemption manually, an application can also be accessed on the Homestead page.   The application can be mailed to the main office, or you can apply in person at one of the Homestead Exemption offices (addresses below).

  • Fulton County Board of Assessors, Peachtree Center, North Tower, 235 Peachtree Street, Suite ¬† 1100, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Main Office)
  • Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Suite 1018, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Fulton County Customer Service Center at Maxwell Road, 11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, NE, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30350
  • South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 224, College Park, GA 30349

Different homestead exemptions may apply for city, school or county taxes. Apply with the Fulton County Tax Assessors’ Office for senior exemptions with Fulton County, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, City of Atlanta, City of Chattahoochee Hills, City of Johns Creek, City of Sandy Springs, City of South Fulton and City of Mountain Park (basic homestead only).

Fulton County does not process senior homestead exemption applications for the cities listed below. If you live in one of these cities, please contact them directly:

  • Alpharetta ¬† 678-297-6060alt ext. 0
  • College Park 404-767-1537alt
  • East Point 404-270-7084alt
  • Hapeville 404-669-2100alt
  • Fairburn 770-964-2244alt ext.115
  • Milton 678-242-2500alt
  • Palmetto 770-463-3377alt
  • Roswell 770-641-3759alt
  • Union City 770-515-7951alt

For additional information on homestead exemptions, contact the Fulton County Homestead Call Center at 404-612-6440alt, ext. 4.


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