Buying A Home

Is your home your primary residence? Be sure to apply for a Homestead Exemption through your county. The exemption can save you thousands of dollars in property taxes.

Though many states provide the exemption automatically, in Georgia a homestead exemption must be applied for. The exemption remains as long as you reside in the home and it remains your primary residence. What’s more, the exemption prevents the sale of a home to meet the demands of creditors, and in the case of a death, it provides the surviving spouse with shelter.

DeKalb County
Deadline: March 1 (404-298-4000)
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Fulton County
Deadline: April 1 (404-730-6440)
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Gwinnett County
Deadline: March 1 (770-822-8800)
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Cobb County
Deadline: April 1 (770-528-8600)
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Other Counties
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