Why did I get this Assessment Notice?

Georgia state law, under Senate Bill 346 (effective January 1, 2011), requires annual assessment notices be sent to every property owner.

Do I need to respond to this Assessment Notice?

No. However, if you believe your property valuation is incorrect, you have the right to file an appeal.

Will the estimated tax amount be the same as my actual tax bill?

SB 346 requires using the prior year mill rates. The current year tax bill amount is unknown as of the mailing of this Assessment Notice. Local levying authorities have not finalized budgets or established current year mill rates.

What are the millage rates?

The millage, or tax rate, is the rate used to calculate taxes on property. Prior year rates are listed at the bottom of your Assessment Notice in the column labeled ‘Millage’. Current year rates are unknown at the time assessment notices are mailed; levying authorities establish millage rates prior to mailing of tax bills.

Does the estimated tax amount include my homestead exemption?

Yes. All prior years and current year approved exemptions are included in the estimated tax amount.

What is the deadline to file for my homestead exemption?

Homestead exemptions may be applied for at any time during the year. However, exemptions must be applied for by April 1st to apply to the current tax year.

What is the deadline for filing Real and Personal Property Returns?

The deadline to file Real and Personal Property Returns is April 1st of each year.

What is the deadline for filing a Freeport Exemption Application?

The due date is April 1st of each year, after April 1st you may receive a partial exemption.

  • April 2nd – April 30th (66.67%)
  • May 1st – May 31st (58.33%)
  • June 1st (50%)


Failure to file by June 1st shall constitute waiver of the entire exemption for the year.

How can I find out more information about my property value?

For more information on your real or personal property you may contact our office or utilize the “Property Search” tab located under our “Quick Links” menu.