Homestead Exemptions  

Eligible Persons
The State of Georgia offers homestead exemptions to persons that own and occupy their home as a primary residence. This exemption also applies to mobile home owners where the real estate is also owned by the taxpayer. Terrell County offers homestead exemptions that are more beneficial to the taxpayer than the exemptions offered by the state.
The local homestead increases the state exemption to $10,000. The homestead exemption is deducted from the assessed value (40% of the fair market value) of the home. Then the mill rate is applied to arrive at the amount of ad valorem tax due.
Referendum
In November 2000, voters approved by referendum an act that provides for any unmarried surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces, where the member has been killed in any war or armed conflict, shall be granted a homestead exemption in the same amount as the Disabled Veterans Exemption.
House Bill 1719 of the 2002 General Assembly provided for a referendum, which passed in August, 2002, allowing an inflationary homestead exemption from school taxes where the owner is 65 or older.
Deadline
The deadline for filing an application for a homestead exemption in Terrell County is April 1; however application may be submitted after the deadline and will become effective the following taxable year. Application for homestead exemption is made with the Tax Commissioner’s Office.
Applications and information concerning homestead exemptions may be found at the link listed below.

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229-995-2631

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229-995-5210

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229-995-4410

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229-995-5151

Terrell County
Courthouse Annex

499 Rountree DR SW
Dawson, GA 39842

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