Georgia Law requires the Board of Assessors to mail assessment notices to all property owners annually. When you receive your assessment notice, the first thing you should ask yourself is, “what is the fair market value of my property?” Fair Market Value is the price that a willing buyer would pay and a willing seller would accept for a property in an open market sale. If your appraised value is more than you reasonably could expect to sell your property for, then you should consider filing an appeal. If you wish to appeal, you must do so before the appeal deadline date printed on your notice.
METHODS TO APPEAL
- MANUAL FILING
To file manually, click the link below, complete and print the appeal form and mail or hand-deliver it to our office at 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. If you elect not to use the appeal form, you may write a letter stating that you are appealing and include in your letter the following information:
- Parcel Identification Number (Property ID number)
- Property Address•Daytime telephone number
- Any supporting documentation you have as to why you disagree with the current year value
- Specify your appeal method (Board of Equalization, Arbitration or Hearing Officer) Note: Additional fees apply when choosing Arbitration and Hearing Officer.
- Specify whether you want to be billed at 85% or 100% while your appeal is being resolved
Note: If you do not specify an appeal method or billing percentage, your appeal will be selected for Board of Equalization and 85% billing.
While it is not required, we highly suggest you mail the appeal using certified or priority mail for proof of delivery. Appeals must be postmarked on or before the last date to file shown on the notice of assessment. Appeals received or postmarked after the last day to a file will not be accepted. The Board of Assessors cannot be held responsible for undelivered mail.
Note: Appeals will not be accepted via email for fax. Also, if you file manually, you will not be able to access your appeal through the Appeal Resolution Center.
- ONLINE FILING
This is the most efficient method to appeal your taxes.
Filing online allows our office to receive and process your appeal more quickly. Additionally, it alleviates your appeal being lost when using standard mail. When filing online, be sure to enter all required data, type your electronic signature and press Submit. After submitting your appeal, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging that the appeal was filed successfully and providing your reference ID number.
If you wish to file your appeal online, read the information below regarding the Appeal Resolution Center, then click the Appeal Resolution Center link to begin filing.
If you wish to file your appeal Online, click on the link below.
- APPEAL RESOLUTION CENTER
If you have used the Resolution Center in previous years, you may access your account using the email address that was originally used. If you have forgotten your password, click Login, then click the “Forgot Password” link. After entering your email address and clicking the Submit button, you will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. If you have changed your email address, you will need to re-register using that new email.
Due to the volume of appeals, the resolution may take some time. Therefore, please be patient in receiving a response to questions you may have regarding your appeal. While your appeal is being resolved, it is imperative that you pay the temporary tax bill to avoid penalties and fees. Once the appeal is resolved, the Tax Commissioner’s office will recalculate the bill based on the final value. Please refer billing questions to the Tax Commissioner’s office at 404-613-6100, or you may view your tax bill on the Tax Commissioner’s website.
If you have questions regarding the Appeal Resolution Center, contact our office at 404-612-6440, and press option #1.
Click on the link below to access the Appeal Resolution Center. Note: Only appeals filed electronically can be accessed through the Appeal Resolution Center.
Due to the volume of appeals, the resolution may take some time. Therefore, please be patient in receiving a response to questions you may ask regarding your appeal or supporting documentation you have submitted. While your appeal is being resolved, it is imperative that you pay the temporary tax bill to avoid penalties and fees. Once the appeal is resolved, the Tax Commissioner’s office will recalculate the bill based on the final value. Please refer billing questions to the Tax Commissioner’s office at 404-613-6100, or you may view your tax bill on the Tax Commissioner’s website. If you have questions regarding the Appeal Resolution Center, contact our office at 404-612-6440, and press option #1.
I hope the above information was helpful to all property owners in Fulton County. Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and not meant to be considered legal advice.
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