Metro Atlanta Senior Property Tax Exemption Chart

For complete and up-to-date information per county, visit the county Tax Assessor website.


Bartow – Partial exemptions start at age 65. Exemption amount based on age.

Cherokee – Exemption on school tax at 62, currently on first $501,000 of fair market value; additional exemptions may be available.

January 1, 2025, qualifications change.  Complete exemption after 5 years of Homestead Exemption and 62 years or older.

Cobb – Complete exemption from all school tax at 62; additional exemptions may be available.

Coweta – Partial exemptions start at age 65. Exemption amount based on age.

Dawson – Some exemptions beginning at 65, more at 70 and 75.

DeKalb – Minor exemptions may be available based on age and income.

Douglas – Exemptions are based on age and length of residency.

Fayette – Exempt from half of school tax at 65. Other exemptions available.

Forsyth – Complete exemption from all school tax at 65; additional exemptions may be available.

Fulton – Some limited county and/or city of Atlanta exemptions may be available based on income & age.

Gilmer – Minor exemptions available based on age.

Greene -Lake Oconee Minor exemptions may be available.

Gwinnett – Partial exemptions may be available at 62. Exempt from all school tax at 65, additional exemptions may be available.

Hall – Complete exemption on school tax at 70, partial exemptions may be available at 62 and 65 depending on income.

Jackson – Minor exemptions may be available.

Paulding – Exemption from half of school tax at 65 and exempt for 100% of school tax at 70.

Spalding – (Sun City Peachtree) Minor exemptions may be available.

NOTE – This chart is an overview of various exemptions available to seniors in Metro Atlanta if their home is a primary residence. Purchaser must file for Homestead and Senior exemptions prior to April 1 the year following your closing to receive exemptions. While believed to be accurate, the information here is not guaranteed; keep in mind that we are not tax professionals and we do not provide tax advice. Homebuyers should ALWAYS research for themselves tax information before purchasing to assure that exemptions are available for their individual circumstances. Note also that if you live in an incorporated town, additional city taxes may be applicable.                                                                            6.5.2024
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