About Property Tax Appeals


Don’t Pay More Than Your Fair Share in Property Taxes

Every piece of Real Estate in Georgia is taxed at the County level every year. Georgia uses an ad valorem system to determine the amount of property tax that each piece of real estate is charged.  Ad Valorem is latin for according to value, so the amount of your property tax bill is a function of the value of the real estate.  When you appeal a property tax bill, you are appealing the value of the property that the County has placed on your property. As a Real Estate Broker and an Attorney, I have developed a system to effectively appeal property tax bills in Fulton County, Dekalb County, and Cobb County.

Scope of Services

  • File appeal with County Tax Assessor’s Office
  • Evaluate your property tax bill to ensure you are getting all available exemptions
  • Prepare a Market Analysis of your property for the taxable year in question
  • Negotiate with County Appraisers
  • Representation at Board of Equalization Hearing
  • Appraisal of your property – optional, additional fees apply

O.C.G.A. § 48-5-299(c) – The 3 Year Freeze Rule

Because of this law, many savvy property owners file a tax appeal every 4 years. The decision of an appeal is “frozen” for 3 years.

Deadline

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Each county is required to provide a Notice of Tax Assessment every year to each property owner. Georgia law gives property owners 45 days from receipt of this Assessment to file an appeal.