Property Tax Drop Boxes Now Available in DeKalb County
DEKALB COUNTY, GA — Homeowners in DeKalb County are encouraged to apply for basic homestead exemptions online before the April 1 deadline, according to the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office.
DeKalb property tax drop boxes are available at offices located on Memorial Drive, Clairmont Road and South DeKalb Mall. First-time applicants must own and occupy the home as their principal residence as of January 1, 2022, register all vehicles in DeKalb County, file property income taxes, and be exempt from benefits. an exemption from ownership elsewhere, according to a press release.
Applications received after April 1 will be processed for the following year, the statement said. For all exemptions, eligibility and document requirements, please visit www.dekalbtax.org/exemptions.
Basic homestead applications can be submitted online at dekalbtax.org/file-homestead-exemption, by mail, in a drop box or in person. Elderly and disabled exemptions must apply in person, by mail or drop box, and submit federal and state income tax forms, Social Security 1099 forms, proof of age and/or proof of 100% total and permanent disability.
Homestead Exemptions provide a reduction in annual property taxes and are available to individuals who own and occupy the home in the county, including the City of Atlanta portion of DeKalb.
“The homestead exemptions provide significant cost savings to homeowners who own and live in their primary residence,” DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin J. Johnson said in the statement. “I encourage owners who do not have a property exemption to contact my office or visit our website to check their exemption status. Basic exemption requests can be submitted online, by mail, in person or in a drop box.”
According to the Office of the Commissioner of Taxes, homeowners are only required to claim a basic exemption once. Once an exemption has been granted, it remains in place as long as the applicant continues to reside on the property, or until a different exemption is requested and granted. Owners can check their exempt status by viewing their property information online at dekalbtax.org/property-information.
In addition to the basic homestead exemption available to all homeowners, special tax exemptions are also available for eligible seniors age 62 and over, disabled residents, disabled veterans, or surviving spouse, the surviving spouse of a U.S. service member and the surviving spouse of a peace. officer or firefighter. Age and income requirements must be met to qualify for all senior exemptions.