Homestead Exemptions

Forms & Downloads:


SPECIAL NOTE DUE TO TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CITY FACILITIES

The filing deadline for new Homestead Exemptions is April 1 in order to be eligible for a current year homestead exemption.  This includes the basic homestead exemption that property owners would file with Fulton County and the Senior Homestead Exemptions for which eligible property owners would file with the City of Alpharetta.

But, with most government offices closed, how can a property owner make application by the April 1 deadline?

There is no need for you to make application for our City of Alpharetta Senior Homestead Exemptions in person.  The application is available above and can be completed at home and then sent to us by either email or US Postal Service.  A photo or scan of your Georgia Driver’s License should be included with the application.

If you would like to send your completed application by email, please send it to taxes@alpharetta.ga.us.  If sending the application by US Postal Service, please use the following address:

      City of Alpharetta
      Tax Department
      2 Park Plaza
      Alpharetta, GA 30009

For those property owners who have not yet filed for their basic homestead exemption, please do that online at https://fultonassessor.org/exemptions/.  Please note that Alpharetta properties that receive the basic Fulton County Homestead Exemption also receive Alpharetta’s basic homestead exemption.



Residential Tax Reductions through Homestead Exemptions

The City provides multiple homestead exemptions (see below) that save our homeowners almost $5 million annually and goes great lengths in keeping Alpharetta an affordable place to live and raise a family.


Homestead Eligibility:


  • Property owners must own and occupy their home as their permanent residence as of January 1st of the current year.

Homestead Exemptions Offered:

  

  • Floating Homestead Exemption caps the 2019 taxable value at the lower of a homesteaded property  2016, 2017, or 2018 value, plus 4.23%.  For subsequent years, the value will increase by the CPI or 3%, whichever is less. 

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    Basic Homestead Exemption of $45,000 off the assessed value (does not apply to debt service property tax levy);

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    Senior Basic Homestead Exemption of $25,000 to residents age 65 or older as of January 1st (applies to entire property tax levy);



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  • Senior Full Value  Homestead Exemption

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Eligibility Requirements:

• 70 years or older as of January 1st of the year for which the application is filed.

  • • Own, occupy and claim the property as your legal and primary residence on January 1 of the year in which you first qualify for the exemption.
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  • • Individual(s) applying for the exemption must be listed on the deed.
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  • • Adjusted Gross Income as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, further reduced by certain excluded incomes, of the individual and spouse shall not exceed the maximum amount which may be received by an individual and spouse under the Social Security Act. For 2020, the maximum amount is $72,264.
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    • • Proof of age and income must be presented.
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• Notices of approval or disapproval will be mailed to the applicant(s) in August or early September of the year in which you have applied.


Homestead Exemption Applications:

Applications for homestead exemptions may be submitted any time during the year. 

• Applications received on or before April 1st are eligible for a current year homestead exemption.

• Basic homestead exemption and county senior exemption applications must be filed with the Fulton County Board of Assessors at 11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Floating homestead exemptions will apply automatically to properties with a homestead exemption in place.

• Alpharetta senior homestead exemption applications must be filed with the City of Alpharetta (Finance Department) at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009-0349. For additional information on eligibility or the application process, please contact our customer service team at 678-297-6060 (option 0).