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Homestead Exemption filing info

February 16, 2011

If you purchased a house last year, you will need to file for your homestead exemption.  What is the do the homestead exemption laws do for you, you ask?  There are three primary features:

  1. They prevent the forced sale of a home to meet the demands of creditors;
  2. They provide the surviving spouse with shelter;
  3. They provide an exemption from property taxes which can be applied to a home.

For more information, visit www.IRS.gov.

Homestead exemption filings are handled at the county level.  Below, you will find a list of the local counties, filing deadlines, phone numbers and links to their website where you can get directions and filing applications. 

Homeowners may need to provide their settlement statement or warranty deed, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag info.

Fulton County      April 1, 2011    404-612-6440 

www.fultonassessor.org/Forms/HtmlFrame.aspx?mode=content/Taxreliefinformation

 Gwinnett County  March 1, 2011  770-822-8800

http://gwinnetttaxcommissionermanatron.com/Tabs/Property/HomesteadExemption.aspx

 Cobb County        April 1, 2011     770-528-8600

http://Cobbtax.org/Form/HtmlFrame.aspx?mode=content/Exemptions.htm&lMparent=189

 Cherokee County  April 1, 2011    678-493-6122

www.cherokeega.com/departments/department_section.cfm?displaySection=Homestead%20Exemptions.txt&departmentid=30        

 Forsyth County     April 1, 2011     770-781-2106

www.qpublic.net/ga/forsyth/faq.html     

 Paulding County   April 1, 2011     770-443-7606

www.paulding.gov/index.aspx?NID=210

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