DECATUR, GA– To accommodate walk-in customers applying for property tax exemptions, the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, will have extended hours f March 27 – 30, and April 3 until 6 p.m.
New this year, seniors, disabled veterans, disabled residents can now file online for special tax savings. Homestead exemptions provide a reduction in annual property taxes and are available to individuals who own and occupy the home in the county as of Jan. 1, including the City of Atlanta portion in DeKalb. Seniors must be 62 years of age by Jan. 1 to apply for senior exemptions.
Homeowners who do not have an existing exemption have until April 3 to apply for the current tax year since the April 1 deadline falls on a Saturday.
“I encourage homeowners who do not have an existing homestead exemption to contact my office or visit our website to review their exemption status. Applications for basic and special exemptions may be submitted online, by mail, in person or drop box,” says DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin J. Johnson.
Representatives from the Tax Commissioner’s Office are available year-round to speak to community groups about homestead exemptions, how to reduce property taxes and help homeowners understand property tax bills. The office continues to conduct in-person and online seminars annually with organizations, which have included the Lou Walker Senior Center, Central DeKalb Senior Center, East DeKalb Senior Center, Belvedere Civic Club, Toney Valley Civic Association, Wounded Warrior Project, Grandmama’s House, and more. Organizations may contact the tax office by completing an online request form at https://dekalbtax.org/invite_usthroughout the year.