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Residential Tax Reductions through Homestead Exemptions

The City of Alpharetta provides a $40,000 homestead exemption that saves our homeowners over $2.6 million annually which equates to a 1.2 mill reduction for the average homeowner. Our homestead exemption is more than double the amounts offered by our companion cities 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:

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  • Basic Homestead Exemption of $40,000 off the assessed value (does not apply to debt service property tax levy);
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  • Senior Basic Homestead Exemption of $15,000 to residents age 65 or older as of January 1st (applies to entire property tax levy);
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  • Additional Senior Homestead Exemption of $10,000 to residents age 65 or older as of January 1st who meet certain income requirements (applies to entire property tax levy); and
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  • Senior Full Value Homestead Exemption available to residents age 70 or older as of January 1st who meet certain income requirements (applies to entire property tax levy).

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.

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).


Proposed Residential Tax Reduction Initiatives

 

The Alpharetta Mayor and City Council have approved three additional homestead exemption measures aimed at reducing the tax burden on our residential property owners and keeping Alpharetta an affordable place to live.

 

∙ The first tax relief measure is a Council approved floating homestead exemption that will be subject to voter approval on the November 2018 ballot.

 

∙ The second tax relief measure is a $5,000 increase to the City’s basic homestead exemption (increasing the homestead exemption from $40,000 to $45,000) that will be subject to voter approval on the November 2019 ballot.

 

∙ The third tax relief measure involves removing income restrictions for residents age 65 and

older to qualify for the $10,000 additional senior homestead exemption and will be subject to voter approval on the November 2019 ballot.

 

The City encourages all registered Alpharetta voters to vote on these tax reduction measures and let your voices be heard on these important referendums.