Did you close in 2016 on your new home? Are you aware of what Homestead Exemption is?
What is Homestead Exemption?
A homestead exemption is a reduction in homeowners’ property taxes. The amount of the exemption for each homestead exemption is deducted from the assessed value. To qualify, the homeowner must apply for this exemption on or before April 1, 2017. Once granted, this exemption is automatically renewed each year you continually occupy the home under the same ownership. The home must be your legal residence for all purposes including the registration of your vehicles and the filing of your Federal and Georgia income tax return.
You cannot file for homestead exemption on rental property, vacant land or on more than one property.
Homeowners may need to provide the following:
Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security number, driver’s license with correct home address and car tag information.
FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION BY APRIL 1, 2017:
Clayton County // 770.477.3311
Douglas County // 770.920.7272
Henry County // 770.288.8180