Homestead Exemption Filings
FILING FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
The Homestead Exemption is available to legal residents of Georgia for their primary homes. You are able to claim a partial exemption, which can amount to substantial property tax savings. Senior citizens may have additional exemptions available. Check with your county tax office. You are entitled to the Homestead Exemption if you owned and occupied your home by January 1st. The Homestead Exemption filing deadline is March 1st . You can file at anytime during the year after the closing; however, if you purchase after January 1, the filing will be in effect for the subsequent calendar year.
Contact Information for Metro Atlanta Counties
You may download the Homestead Exemption Application from most of the websites below.
What You May Need in Order to File:
A copy of the recorded Warranty Deed
Social Security Numbers of all persons on the deed
The name of the Mortgage holder (lender)
Note: Some counties require a copy of the closing statement, driver?s license number and tag number
www.celebratedouglascounty.com (go to Tax Commissioner)