Georgia Property Tax / Ad Valorem Tax


A monthly house payment consists of four basic parts—principal,
interest, taxes and insurance (PITI). Most of your monthly payment
is a combination of principal and interest, however, the other major component of your monthly payment is real estate property tax.

Ad valorem tax, more commonly known as property tax, is a large
source of revenue for governments in Georgia. The basis for ad
valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property, which is
established by your county board of assessors January 1st of
each year. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property is by law established at 40% of the fair
market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax rate (mill rate) levied by various entities (one mill is
equal to $1.00 for each $1,000 of assessed value).


HOW TO ESTIMATE YOUR ANNUAL GEORGIA PROPERTY TAX

To estimate your annual property tax, multiply the fair market value of your home by 40%. Deduct from this
amount your county homestead exemption (see the list below to determine your homestead exemption).
Divide the balance by 1,000 and multiply this amount by the mill rate listed below for the city and county of

your residence. This final figure is your estimated annual property tax. Divide this figure by 12 to calculate
your monthly property tax payment.


SAMPLE PROPERTY TAX ESTIMATE:

A home located in Forsyth County with a fair market value of $300,000.
Appraised Value x 40%
Deduct Homestead Exemption (if applicable)
Divide the Balance by 1,000
Multiply by the Appropriate County Mill Rate
$300,000 x .40 = $120,000
$120,000 - $8,000 (for Forsyth County) = $112,000
$112,000 / 1,000 = $112
$112 x 22.63 = $2,534.56 (Annual property tax estimate)


GEORGIA HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS BY COUNTY

NOTE: Before you can receive the benefit of your county's Homestead
Exemption, you must file a one-time application with your county Tax
Assessor's Office. In order to be eligible for the exemption—you must
own the property for which you are filing, the property must be your
primary residence (owner-occupied) and you must be a legal resident
of the county. After filing your initial application, the exemption is
automatically renewed each year thereafter unless there is a change
in ownership or you no longer meet the eligibility requirements.
Contact your local county Tax Assessor’s Office for more information.

 

Barrow County – $10,000

Dawson County – $7,000Henry County – $12,000
Bartow County – $5,000Dekalb County – $10,000Jackson County – $2,000
Carroll County – $4,000Douglas County – $6,000Lumpkin County – $2,000
Cherokee County – $5,000Fayette County – $9,000Newton County – $4,000
Clarke County – $10,000Forsyth County – $8,000Paulding County – $2,000
Clayton County – $10,000Fulton County – $15,000Rockdale County – $15,000
Cobb County – $10,000Gwinnett CountySpalding County – $2,000
Coweta County – $7,000Hall County – $10,000Walton County


*For Gwinnett and Walton Counties, contact the Tax Assessor’s Office for exemption information.


 GEORGIA MILLAGE RATES BY COUNTY

  

COUNTY NAME

MILL RATE

Barrow County

 

Auburn
Bethlehem
Braselton
Carl
Statham
Winder
Unincorporated

33.56
28.36
28.36
28.36
33.79
28.47
28.36


Bartow County

 

Adairsville
Cartersville
Cartersville Annex
Emerson
Euharlee
Kingston
Taylorville
White
Unincorporated

32.64
28.48
28.48
28.71
28.71
28.71
28.71
28.71
27.39


Carroll County

 

Bowdon
Bremen
Carrollton
Mt. Zion
Roopville
Temple
Villa Rica
Whitesburg
Unincorporated

33.64
26.88
27.85
28.81
24.85
32.00
31.68
33.10
24.85


Cherokee County

 

Ball Ground
Canton
Holly Springs
Little River Fire
Nelson
Oak Grove Fire
Waleska
Woodstock
Unincorporated

32.00
30.00
31.22
26.50
25.29
26.50
30.76
29.86
26.50


Clark County

 

Athens
Bogart
Winterville
Unincorporated

33.05
36.63
35.60
33.05


Clayton County

 

College Park
Forest Park
Jonesboro
Lake City
Lovejoy
Morrow
Riverdale
County-Fire
Non-Fire

38.57
35.60
34.91
34.78
32.91
34.01
36.51
32.91
29.01


Cobb County

 

Acworth
Austell
Kennesaw
Marietta
Powder Springs
Smyrna
No Fire District
Unincorporated

37.44
30.31
38.00
29.94
38.25
36.36
27.19
29.75


Coweta County

 

Grantville
Grantville-New
Haralson
Moreland
Newnan
Newnan-New
Palmetto
Senoia
Senoia-New
Sharpsburg
Turin
Unincorporated

28.14
30.64
28.28
30.15
29.92
32.42
30.08
34.19
34.19
30.88
28.08
27.49


Dawson County

 

Dawson County

22.43


Dekalb County

 

Atlanta
Avondale
Chamblee
Clarkston
Decatur
Doraville
Lithonia
Pine Lake
Stone Mountain
Unincorporated

43.89
47.76
41.56
48.37
50.59
44.35
49.12
51.96
47.20
39.30


Douglas County

 

Austell
Douglasville
Villa Rica
Unincorporated

32.64
32.64
35.62
28.79


Fayette County

 

Brooks
Fayetteville
Peachtree City
Tyrone
Unincorporated

31.79
31.08
33.63
33.88
30.19


Forsyth County

 

Cumming
Unincorporated

22.63
22.63

COUNTY NAME

MILL RATE

Fulton County

 

Alpharetta
Atlanta
College Park
East Point
Fairburn
Hapeville
Johns Creek
Milton
North Fulton
Palmetto
Roswell
Sandy Springs
South Fulton
Union City

36.43
43.86
39.39
41.99
34.83
42.44
34.44
34.44
34.44
34.33
35.91
34.56
35.56
39.33


Gwinnett County

 

Auburn
Berkeley Lake
Braselton
Buford
Dacula
Duluth
Grayson
Lawrenceville
Lilburn
Loganville
Norcross
Rest Haven
Snellville
Sugar Hill
Suwanee
Fire & Rec.

37.84
36.20
32.10
26.90
36.50
37.29
34.60
34.41
36.36
41.10
38.63
32.10
35.75
35.90
37.87
32.10


Hall County

 

Buford
Clermont
Flowery Branch
Gainesville
Gillsville
Lula
Oakwood
Unincorporated

25.05
26.90
29.74
34.03
26.90
26.90
29.38
25.55


Henry County

 

Hampton
Locust Grove
McDonough
Stockbridge
Unincorporated

26.23
35.69
37.48
37.47
37.51


Jackson County

 

Arcade
Arcade Fire
Braselton
Commerce
Harrisburg F.D.
Hoschton
Jackson Trail Fire
Jefferson
Maysville
Maysville Fire
Nicholson
Nicholson Fire
N. Jackson Fire
Pendergrass
Plainview Fire
S. Jackson Fire
Talmo
W. Jackson Fire
Unincorporated

33.64
32.60
33.96
29.43
32.99
33.96
32.30
33.81
36.56
32.33
33.04
32.00
32.07
36.11
32.89
32.96
33.11
32.92
31.23


Lumpkin County

 

Dahlonega
Unincorporated

28.20
23.01


Newton County

 

Covington
Mansfield
Newborn
Oxford
Porterdale
Social Circle
Unincorporated

39.37
36.95
33.59
36.39
40.57
36.17
31.67


Paulding County

 

Braswell
Dallas
Hiram
Unincorporated

31.22
28.01
24.22
24.22


Rockdale County

 

Conyers
Unincorporated

45.98
36.08


Spalding County

 

Griffin
Orchard Hill
Sunnyside
Unincorporated

41.09
37.41
36.82
35.50


Walton County

 

Between
Good Hope
Jersey
Loganville
Monroe
Social Circle
Walnut Grove
Unincorporated

30.25
30.25
30.25
38.78
36.52
33.36
30.25
30.25

 
 

 
 

Georgia Homestead Property Tax Exemptions by County

Several types of Homestead Exemptions have been enacted to reduce the burden of ad valorem taxation for Georgia homeowners. These exemptions apply to homestead property owned by a taxpayer and occupied as his or her primary legal residence. NOTE: Some exceptions to this rule apply. Please contact your local Tax Assessor’s Office for more information.

Georgia Property Tax Calculators by County

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