Fulton County homeowners have until Monday to apply for homestead exemptions that will reduce their property taxes.
Voters in November approved a slew of exemptions that would reduce property taxes for seniors and other homeowners after property values skyrocketed in recent years. In several cities, homestead exemptions will allow homeowners to choose the lowest-value year of three recent years to help keep their taxable values low.
Most homeowners who have received the exemptions in the past will simply continue to receive the latest exemptions. But homeowners who were not eligible before — including people who purchased their homes in the county last year, turned 65 before Jan. 1, or did not already have a senior exemption but are eligible for it — must apply.
To be eligible, Fulton County must be a homeowner’s primary residence and they must have owned the home as of Jan. 1.
Apply online at www.fultonassessor.org. Applications can also be found on the Homestead page and mailed to the main office: Fulton County Board of Assessors, Peachtree Center, North Tower, 235 Peachtree St., Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30303
The county also handles senior exemptions for the Fulton County schools and Atlanta Public Schools and the cities of Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs South Fulton and Mountain Park. Homeowners in the following cities must contact them directly for more information on their exemptions: Alpharetta, College Park, East Point, Hapeville, Fairburn, Milton, Palmetto, Roswell and Union City.
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