- A homestead exemption is available to those who own and occupy a property as their principal place of residence and will reduce your property taxes.
- To apply, the home must be your legal residence as of January 1st for all purposes, often including the registration of your vehicles and the filing of your income tax.
- The recorded deed will be required to apply for the exemption along with additional supporting documents (varies by county).
- You must apply before April 1st of the year following your closing.
- The exemption is automatically renewed each following year so long as you continually occupy the home under the same ownership.
- You cannot have the homestead exemption on more than one property.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ELECTRONICALLY RECORDED DEEDS:
- Some Georgia counties now accept deed recordings electronically.
- If your deed is recorded electronically, you will receive a copy of the recorded deed via email and will NOT receive the original deed.
See below for information on the exemption in your county: