Frequently Asked Property Tax Question

  1. Why did I receive a property tax statement?  Property tax statements are mailed to the home owner as of Jan.1
  2. My mortgage pays my taxes.  If taxes are paid by your mortgage company, contact them regarding payment of your bill.  
  3. I sold my home why did I receive a bill?  Bills are mailed to the January 1 owner.  A tax lien will be filed on the Jan. 1 owner unless a settlement statement is provided to our office within 90 days of the due date in accordance with GA Code 48-3-3.  Settlements (a copy) can be placed in the return envelope that came with the bill or in person and by mail to 140 Henry Parkway McDonough GA 30253.
  4. How much were my property taxes last year?  That information can be found at Property Tax Search or Pay.
  5. Why am I paying for streetlight, stormwater and sanitation?  Please call the respective number on front of bill concerning the fees.
  6. Why am I paying for County Water when I have a well?  County Water is collected for the county's infrastructure.  Please call the Water Authority for further information at 770-957-6659.
  7. I need to change my mailing address.  Please contact the Tax Assessors office.
  8. Who do I make the check out to?  Checks are payable to Henry County Tax Commissioner.
  9. How do I file homestead?  You may file homestead directly on online or you may bring in a completed application with all required documents to our offices either in Stockbridge or McDonough
  10. How do I pay my taxes online?  That information can be found at Property Tax Search or Pay. 
  11. How do I file for Homestead Exemption?  An exemption can be applied on only 1 (one) homesteaded property, which means the applicant(s) must own, occupy, and claim the property as their legal residence on January 1 of the year for which application is made. A married couple is allowed Homestead exemption on only 1 (one) residence. Complete application with all required documentation and apply  in person, drop box located at both locations or mail to (faxed or emailed copy not accepted).  Additional information including the age and disability exemption can be found under the Property Tax tab, click on Homestead Information.