It’s Homestead Exemption Time!

Home Owners | Real Estate | Taxes |

The beginning of the year is a great time to remind your database to apply for their Homestead Exemption, if they’ve bought a house since January 1, 2018.  In all metro-area counties, they’ll have until April 1 to apply, but as we all know, time goes by fast, so we recommend that they get a jump on it.

Below are a few key details about Homestead Exemptions and at the end of this post, you’ll find an editable letter you can use to send to your clients!

Basic Requirements for Homestead Exemption:

1. Must be legal resident of the county; and

2. Must own and occupy home as of January 1 of the year the homestead exemption is sought.

Deadline for Filing Homestead Exemption:

In most counties, the application must be filed by April 1 of the year the exemption is sought, but some counties have a different deadline.

How Long will the Homestead Exemption Last?

The Homestead exemption will remain on the property until there is a change in ownership.

 

What is the Homestead Exemption Amount?

These amounts are a reduction in what the amount that the taxed is based on.

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

 

County Links

Fulton County – deadline is April 1, 2019                404-612-6440

Click HERE to learn more!

 

DeKalb County – deadline is April 1, 2019              404-298-4000

Click HERE to learn more!  For direct access, click Application.

 

Cobb County – deadline is April 1, 2019                  770-528-8600

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Gwinnett County – deadline is April 1, 2019           770-822-8800

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Clayton County – deadline is April 1, 2019             770-477-3311

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Cherokee County – deadline is April 1, 2018           678-493-6120

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Henry County – deadline is April 1, 2018                770-288-8180   

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Forsyth County – deadline is April 1, 2018              770-781-2106

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Douglas County – deadline is April 1, 2018             770-920-7272

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Fayette County – deadline is April 1, 2018              770-461-3652

Click HERE to learn more!

 

Paulding County – deadline is April 1, 2018           770-443-7606

Click HERE to learn more!

 

We encourage you to share this information with your clients. See below for both a sample letter you can edit along with the above list of counties for you to send out to your database.

2019 Homestead Client Letter

Homestead Exemption County List