Property taxes fund most services at the local level. While the state sets a minimal property tax rate, or millage rate, each county and municipality sets its own rate.
What You Should Know:
- File tax returns for all property — from homes and land to airplanes and boats — between Jan. 1 and April 1. This return lets your local tax commissioner's office know that it can begin to assess your property's value.
- If you disagree with the County Board of Tax Assessors' evaluation of your property, you can appeal the assessment.
- In most counties, you'll need to send a property tax payment by Dec. 20.
- Although the state provides a standard homestead exemption of $2,000 for your primary residence, some counties offer taxpayers even greater exemptions. Learn about these exemptions for your county.
What are the tax rates, or millage rates, in my county?
I'd like to purchase tax lien certificates as investments. How can I find a list of all county properties delinquent in paying taxes?
Source: Georgia Department of Revenue. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.