NORTH FULTON, Ga. —The deadline to file for homestead exemption is April 1. Anyone who purchased a new home in 2018 or made changes to their deed may qualify for a special exemption when applying. In November of 2018, several new homestead exemptions were approved by voters and most exemptions will apply automatically to existing homeowners. 

There is a new exemption for senior residents who are above 65. This exemption increases the basic homestead exemption from $30,000 to $50,000 for the Fulton County portion of property taxes and does not have income restrictions. The exemption will be automatically applied to any property owners who already have a senior homestead exemption in place. Any property owner who does not currently have a senior exemption is encouraged to apply.  All seniors are encouraged to reach out to the Tax Assessors Office for assistance in identifying the exemption most beneficial to their situation. To qualify for any exemption, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of Jan. 1, and be a permanent legal resident of Fulton County. You also are required to present a valid Georgia photo identification and provide a current copy of your Fulton County vehicle registration. 

To apply online, visit  and access the SmartFile system on the Online Services page. 

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