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Fulton County 2017 Assessment Notices Issued | Print |

The Fulton County Tax Assessors’ Office has issued 2017 property assessment notices for more than 320,000 properties. This year’s assessments reflect significant valuation increases in many portions of the County, in line with market trends.

Under Georgia law, values are required to be within 90% - 110% of market value. Overall, 2017 valuations indicate a real estate market with values similar to those before the 2008 recession.

The median change for residential parcels across Fulton County is approximately 13%.  By comparison, Cobb County’s 2017 valuation, which included review of 50% of residential properties, saw a median increase of 16%. Gwinnett County updated valuation for 60% of residential properties, and saw a median increase of 12%. 

Chief Appraiser Dwight Robinson noted, “We have undergone a thorough process to ensure that we are in alignment with best practices in property valuation. This year’s valuations are consistent with a strong sales in neighborhoods located throughout Fulton County.”

Property owners who disagree with the Current Year Value on their assessment notice have a 45-day appeal window, ending July 10.  Appeals may be submitted online, in person, or by mail. (Note: the deadline was extended from the date printed on notices.)

In addition, Fulton County offers numerous property tax relief measures. Significantly, owner-occupied residential properties with a homestead exemption in place will benefit from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Homestead Freeze.  This offsets assessment increases to the CPI or 3%, whichever is less. Fulton County also has a basic homestead exemption of $30,000, which is among the highest in the metro area. Other homestead exemptions are in place for seniors, persons with disabilities and other circumstances. More information is available on the Tax Assessors’ website.

Property owners will receive their assessment notices in the mail. For more information call 404-612-6440 or go online to www.fultonassessor.org


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