Fulton County Update from Commissioner Ellis
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In the days ahead, you will have an opportunity to review your Fulton County 2018 property tax assessment. Some of you may have questions about how the value of your property was determined and what steps you can take if you do not believe your assessment reflects the fair market value.

How is the value of my home determined?
Why has my assessment jumped?
  • Property in Fulton County is becoming more valuable due to the strong job market, quality schools and excellent amenities
  • Fulton County Tax Assessor's Office did not update property assessments for years prior to 2017
  • Georgia law requires homes to be assessed within 90-110% of fair market value
  • View this video for details on What to Expect with your 2018 Property Tax Assessment
Am I eligible for exemptions? 
  • Homestead exemption available if you live in your home
  • Senior exemptions based on age and income
  • Homestead and special exemptions can be filed all year. However, applications received after April 2, 2018 will be effective for tax year 2019.
  • If you missed the deadline, be sure to file for 2019 exemptions by April 1, 2019
  • Click here for full list of exemptions
  • New homestead exemptions were introduced by the General Assembly in 2018. You can vote on these in November.
  • Watch this video on Understanding Property Tax Exemptions
Is my property information correct?
  • Review property details at
  • Make corrections to your property characteristics on line
  • Update your mailing address
Is this a tax bill?
  • Your assessment is NOT a bill
  • The estimate of taxes does NOT reflect the current year's millage rates that will be set by your school district, municipality and Fulton County in the months ahead
  • Once rates are set, your taxes are calculated by: Taxable Value X Millage Rate = Property Tax Amount
What if I disagree with my property tax assessment?
  • You can appeal for a variety of reasons including value, uniformity and exemptions not applied
  • You have 45 days from the date of your assessment to appeal
  • Appeal online, in person or by mail (recommend sending by certified mail)
  • You must pay your temporary bill or risk additional penalties and fees
  • Properties under appeal are billed at 85% but you may choose to be billed at 100%
  • File an appeal electronically
  • Print a 2018 Appeal of Assessment Form
Need more information?
  • Visit
  • Assessor's Office: 404-612-6440 
  • Dianne Fries: 404-612-8217
In case you missed it....
Many developments have affected property tax assessments in Fulton County since last year. I want you to understand the key issues, how they've been addressed and what you can expect in the future.

Please read my May 15, 2018 newsletter. Click here


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