It’s Time to File for Your Homestead Exemption

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

As the holiday season comes to a close and the new year begins, we all must turn our attention to tax time. And if you purchased a new home in 2020, you should also be thinking about your property taxes. Now is the time to make sure that you have filed for your all-important Homestead Exemption Certificate with your local tax authority. This exemption provides you, as the primary residence homeowner, with a healthy tax reduction and should not be missed for the year 2021 and all subsequent years of ownership.


You do have until April to file for this tax benefit, but we recommend tackling this important measure now, so you do not forget and end up missing out. Especially right now with tax season on the mind, it’s a great time to check this item off of your financial to do list. As a convenience to you, we’ve included links to Atlanta Metro Area county tax offices below, so all you have to do is click the links and follow the simple instructions to process your filing.

Please Note: you will need the tax parcel ID number for your home on hand and you will need to have changed your driver’s licenses and automobile tags to your new home address in order to complete the registrationThe Deadline for filing is April 1, 2021. You must be the owner occupant as of January 1, 2021 of the tax year to be eligible for Homestead Exemption.       

Fulton County Board of Assessors – 404-612-6440

Dekalb County Tax Commissioner – 404-298-4000

Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner – 770-822-8800

Cobb County Tax Commissioner – 770-528-8600