Homestead Exemption 2020 Information

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April 1 is the 2020 deadline to apply for a homestead exemption. Take a look below at several tools you can use to get more information about homestead exemptions and reduce property taxes.  

Information Tools

  • Click Here to read the Homestead Exemption Newsletter Article.
    Click here to watch a video that discusses homestead exemptions.
  • Click here for the Fulton County Board of Assessors’ Homestead Exemption page. 
  • Click here to view Fulton County’s 2020 Homestead Exemption Guide
  • Click here for the main page for the Fulton County Board of Assessors. Users can now more easily submit homestead exemptions, appeals to their assessment, or suggested corrections to characteristics through their website.


If I already have aFulton County homestead exemption, do I still need to apply this year?

In most cases, no. If youhave a basic Fulton County homestead exemption in place, it will remain as longas you own your home and make no changes to the deed. The new “floating”homestead exemptions adopted in 2018 will take effect automatically if you havea basic homestead exemption in place. Similarly, the new increase to the basichomestead exemption for APS will also take effect for all properties with anexisting basic homestead exemption.

You DO need to apply bythe April 1 deadline if you maynow qualify for a senior homestead exemption, including the new no-income-cap65+ homestead exemption, or if you qualify for another special exemption(such as a disability-related exemption). If you already have a 65+ homesteadexemption, the new exemption will apply automatically.

You also need to apply if you bought a home in 2018 and didn’t apply at thetime you purchased your home, or if you made changes to your deed.

Do homeowners need toapply for the “floating” homestead exemptions;?

No. Any property that has anexisting Fulton County basic homestead exemption will benefit from the“floating” homestead exemption.

Can I apply for ahomestead exemption online?

Yes. From the Fulton County Tax Assessors’ website, users can establish a “SmartFile” account and submit homestead exemption applications online.