File Your Homestead Exemption

homestead exemption in metro Atlanta

If you recently purchased a property in Metro Atlanta, you may be eligible to file for a Homestead Exemption, a powerful property tax reduction for primary residences. While Homestead Exemption is not the same in all states, Georgia offers reductions of anywhere between 25-40% on your primary residence property tax bill.

It is important to note that your vehicle registration and income tax filing must reflect your primary residence address as well. If you occupied your new residence on January 1, 2017, then you will need to file in person, online or by mail at the County Courthouse or Tax Commissioners Office. The amounts of exemption will vary for each county and filing procedures may be different. Typically, filing applications in Georgia is January 2 through March 31, 2017. 

These are the links and phone numbers to the information of Homestead Exemptions for each of the Metro Atlanta counties.


CLAYTON COUNTY770-477-3311

COBB COUNTY770-528-8600

DEKALB COUNTY404-298-4000

DOUGLAS COUNTY770-920-7272

FAYETTE COUNTY770-461-3652

FORSYTH COUNTY770-781-2106

FULTON COUNTY404-612-6440


HENRY COUNTY 770-288-8180


If you have any questions about your homestead exemption applications or filing deadlines, our REALTORS can point you in the right direction. Contact your Red Robin REALTORS or call us at 404.254.5206.

posted: Jan 3, 2017 | No Responses

Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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