• Heather van der Lande Cummings

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It is that time of year again. Homestead exemption time that is.

Most counties require that you file for by April 1st in order to be granted the homestead exemption for this year.

Once you have properly filed for the homestead exemption and it has been granted, the exemption will remain on your property until there is a change in ownership (i.e., you do NOT need to refile for the exemption every year).

You may need the following information and documentation to complete the application:

· Georgia Driver’s License or valid GA identification;

· Social Security Number (Owner and Spouse)

· Registration for all vehicles owned in the county where exemption applied for

· Recorded deed for new owner showing the recorded deed book and page number

· Trust document and affidavit if the property is in a trust

· Proof of income, previous year’s tax returns, and copy of Social Security Award Letter (for Senior and other Special Exemptions)

Your recorded deed should have been sent to you by the closing attorney approximately 4-6 weeks after the closing. Please remember to contact the Tax Commissioner’s Office/Tax Assessor’s Office after you have filed the homestead application to confirm receipt and that the taxing authority considers the exemption properly filed and granted.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.


Please note that if the property is located within city limits you may need to file with the city as well.

Fulton County


DeKalb County


Cobb County


Gwinnett County


Cherokee County


Forsyth County


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