Do you live in Cobb or Cherokee County? Are you over 62? If so, you can apply for an school tax exemption on your property taxes. The exemption will save you approximately 65% of the tax bill for unincorporated Cobb County. To apply, fill out the form provided by the Cobb County Tax Assessor Office by March 1 for the exemption. You need to apply only once not yearly. And for most, the savings is hundreds of dollars!
What happens if you do not live in Cobb County? This tax saving is different from county to county. In neighboring Cherokee County senior tax breaks, including Woodstock GA, there is also an exemption at age 62. The exemption is for up to $320,625.00 and then is a graduated portion. In Cherokee, March 1 is the deadline for applying.
To all of you that have earned this exemption, thank you for believing in the American Dream of Home-ownership and for supporting our school systems for years! You deserve these rewards. If you need information about other Georgia Counties and school tax exemptions, please email your questions. If you are over 62 and looking for a home, you may want to consider Cobb and Cherokee Counties for a home due to school tax exemptions.