Fulton Residents Reminded of April 1 Homestead Exemption Deadline | Print |

April 1 is the deadline for Fulton County residents to file for homestead exemptions. The homestead exemption is automatically renewed as long as the same homeowner continually occupies the home, but the homeowner must apply the first time.

Residents who purchased a new home in 2015 should make certain that they have applied for the basic homestead exemption by April 1. The basic homestead exemption is available online and may be submitted electronically.

Residents who qualify for additional homestead exemptions, including exemptions for individuals age 62 and over, or individuals with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, must apply for these in person before the April 1 deadline.

A homestead exemption is a reduction in homeowners' property taxes. Homestead exemptions are only available for the property owner’s legal residence for all purposes, including the registration of vehicles and the filing of income tax. Property owners may not file for homestead exemption on rental properties, vacant land or on more than one property.

Information about all homestead exemptions available to Fulton County property owners are available on the Fulton County Tax Assessors’ website. For additional information and requirements, please contact (404) 612-6440 (press #4).