Are you a new homeowner in Fulton County? Do you want to learn how to Appeal your Property Taxes? Do you want to know where you can see your property tax bill?
This post will answer most of your questions while also giving you a good guide to follow.
- How can I appeal my property tax value?
If you feel your property tax value is not reflective of the fair market value in your area, you should file a Property Tax Return, requesting a change in assessment before the appeal deadline date printed on your notice with the Tax Assessor’s Office at (404) 612-6400.
- If I appeal my property value, do I have to pay my property taxes while in appeal?
Yes. If your property is under appeal, you will receive a Temporary Tax Bill. You are required to pay the bill by the due date in order to avoid interest and fees. A refund and/or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is resolved.
- How do I view my Fulton County Tax bill?
To view your current or past Fulton County Tax bills visit the Fulton County Tax Commissioners site.
- How are my property taxes determined?
Once the Market Value has been determined for a Property, the Assessed Value will then be calculated by multiplying the Market Value by 40%.
Example: Property A Market Value $200,000 x .40 (40%) = $80,000 Assessed Value
This figure will then be applied the tax mileage rate, additional approved County taxes, exemptions and penalties; determining the final County Tax bill.
- Can a REALTOR® help me review or appeal my property taxes?
Certainly! A REALTOR® can help guide you through the entire process. Many Real Estate Professionals will also seek the assistance of a Property Appraiser in obtaining a Tax Assessment Appraisal, which will in turn help facilitate and support your Tax Appeal process with the County.
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
If you wish to file your appeal manually, click the link below, complete and print the appeal form and mail or hand-deliver it to our office at 141 Pryor Street, SW, Suite 2052, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. 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 day 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 lost mail.
Note: This form will not be accepted via email. 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, all required data must be entered for the appeal to be completed and accepted. After submitting your appeal, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging that the appeal was received. Once your appeal has been filed electronically, you will be able to manage your appeal online by checking the status, communicating with the appraisal staff, and providing additional information and documents as necessary.
If you wish to file your appeal Online, click on the link below.
- APPEAL RESOLUTION CENTER
If you filed an appeal electronically, you may click on the link below to access the Appeal Resolution Center to check the status of your appeal(s), communicate with the appraisal staff and submit additional documentation to assist in resolution of the appeal. If you did not file your appeal electronically, you will not be able to access your appeal 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.
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