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When will I receive a property tax bill?
When are property taxes due?
Is there a penalty charge for a late payment?
Does the Tax Commissioner's Office accept partial payments?
If I did not own my home for the full year, can my taxes be prorated?
My mortgage company pays my tax bill; can you mail my bill to the mortgage company?
I closed my business or no longer own personal property (boats, airplanes, equipment, etc.). Do I have to pay taxes?
Can the interest and penalty be waived since I did not receive a tax bill?
Where can I pay my property taxes?
Can I pay my taxes without a tax bill coupon?
If I own property in the City of Atlanta/Fulton County, who do I make the checks payable to?
Do you accept postmarks?
When does a Fi.Fa (Tax lien) go on the property?
When, where, and what time is the tax levy sale?
When and where do you advertise for the sale?
How can I qualify for Homestead Exemption?
How can I appeal my property value?
If I appeal my property value, do I have to pay my property taxes while in appeal?
What is the current millage rate?
How can I change my mailing address on my tax bill?


 

When will I receive a property tax bill? Back to top
Property tax bills are normally mailed in July. If you have not received a tax bill by July 15, please contact our office at (404)613-6100.

 

When are property taxes due? Back to top
City of Atlanta property taxes are normally due no later than August 15 each year. Fulton County property taxes are normally due no later than October 15 each year.

 

Is there a penalty charge for a late payment? Back to top
For taxes not paid by the due date, interest will begin to accrue at a rate of 1% on the day following the due date and will continue to accrue on the principal amount at 1% per month on the 16th of each month thereafter, until the bill is paid in full. Additionally, a one time 10% penalty will be charged 90 days after each due date if not paid in full.

 

Does the Tax Commissioner's Office accept partial payments? Back to top
Yes. We will accept partial payments on your bill until paid in full. However, interest will begin to accrue on the unpaid principal balance if not paid in full by the due date.

 

If I did not own my home for the full year, can my taxes be prorated? Back to top
No. Taxes are calculated for the entire year. If a contractual agreement was made at your closing to designate another party responsible or partly responsible for the payment of taxes, we suggest you contact your closing attorney.

 

My mortgage company pays my tax bill; can you mail my bill to the mortgage company? Back to top
If your mortgage company pays your bill, your tax information will be made available upon request from your mortgage company. To ensure your mortgage company is aware of your taxes, we suggest you forward your coupons to the mortgage company with an explanation.

 

I closed my business or no longer own personal property (boats, airplanes, equipment, etc.). Do I have to pay taxes? Back to top
If the business closed or the property was sold after January 1 of the current tax year, the tax is due. Taxes are assessed as of January 1 for the entire tax year. If the property closed or sold after January 1, you must notify the Board of Tax Assessors at (404)612-6400. 
Can the interest and penalty be waived since I did not receive a tax bill? Back to top
No. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. If you did not receive a tax bill, please contact our office through this website, by telephone, or by visiting one of our locations to request a bill.

 

Where can I pay my property taxes? Back to top
You may pay your taxes online or mail your payment to:
Fulton County Tax Commissioner
141 Pryor Street, Suite 1113
Atlanta, GA 30303
or visit one of our office locations.

 

Can I pay my taxes without a tax bill coupon? Back to top
Yes. Note the parcel identification number or the account number on the check or money order and submit it for payment.

 

If I own property in the City of Atlanta/Fulton County, who do I make the checks payable to? Back to top
All property tax payments should be made to
Fulton County Tax Commissioner
141 Pryor Street, Suite 1113
Atlanta, GA 30303
Only one check is necessary for our records.

 

Do you accept postmarks? Back to top
Yes, we honor U.S. Government Post Office Postmarks, only. Meter marks are not honored. Postmarks are only applicable to current year bill due dates. Delinquent payments must be received and processed in our office prior to legal actions.

 

When does a Fi.Fa (Tax lien) go on the property? Back to top
After the last day of payment of taxes the Tax Commissioner will notify the taxpayer in writing that the taxes are outstanding and unless taxes are paid within thirty (30) days, an execution (FiFa) will be issued in accordance with O.C.G.A. ยง48-3-3. At any time after the 30 day notice has elapsed, the Tax Commissioner shall issue an execution (FiFa) against the owner and the property.

 

When, where, and what time is the tax levy sale? Back to top
Tax levy sales are held on the first Tuesday of each month. If that Tuesday falls on a holiday, the sale will take place on the following Wednesday. The sale is held on the Courthouse steps and usually starts at 10:00 a.m. Legal hours of the sale are between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

When and where do you advertise for the sale? Back to top
Advertisements can be found in the Fulton County Daily Report newspaper and on the Courthouse steps posting boards.

 

How can I qualify for Homestead Exemption? Back to top
To qualify you must own and occupy the property as your legal residence as of January 1 of the current tax year. There is no deadline to apply, however, to receive the exemption for the current year, applications must be filed by April 1 of the current year. Applications filed after April 1 will be considered for the following year. For additional information on eligibility or the proper method of applying for an exemption, you may call the Tax Assessors' Office at (404)612-6400.
 
How can I appeal my property value? Back to top
If you feel your property value is not reflective of the fair market value, you should file a Property Tax Return requesting a change in assessment between January 1 and April 1 with the Tax Assessor's Office. For additional information on filing a return, please contact the Tax Assessor's at (404)612-6400 or you may visit their website at: www.fultonassessor.org .

 

If I appeal my property value, do I have to pay my property taxes while in appeal? Back to top
Yes. If your property is under appeal, you will receive a Temporary Tax Bill with a value set at the higher of your return value or 85% of the value proposed by the Board of Tax Assessors. You are required to pay the bill by the due date in order to avoid interest and fees. A refund and/or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is resolved.

 

What is the current millage rate? Back to top
Mill rates are set each year by the local governing authorities and are used as variables in computing property taxes. See Millage rates for a listing of rates within Fulton County Unincorporated, City of Atlanta/Fulton County, City of Sandy Springs, City of Johns Creek, City of Mountain Park, City of Chattahoochee Hills and Fulton County rates within Incorporated cities for tax years 1959-present.

 

How can I change my mailing address on my tax bill? Back to top
In order to change the mailing address for your property tax bill, you must submit a written request to the Board of Tax Assessors. The request may be faxed to (404) 893-6626 or mailed to: Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, Homestead and Return Division, 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1047B, Atlanta, GA 30303. You also may visit the main office at 141 Pryor Street or one of the following convenient locations:

Alpharetta Service Center
3155 Royal Dr, Suite 175
Alpharetta, GA

North Service Center
7741 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA

South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA