Understanding Your 2023 Property Tax Bill
Governor Kemp signed HB13 into law on March 13, 2023.
The Homestead Tax Relief Grant (HTRG) is a one-time tax exemption that will be applied to the 2023 property tax bill of homestead properties.
If you have qualifying homestead on your property for 2023 there is nothing you need to do.
The HTRG allows for an exemption of $18,000 in value after the homestead exemptions have been applied to School, M&O, County and City Taxes.
The actual credit depends on the district, current millage rate and the assessed value of the property after homestead is applied.
The HTRG credit does not apply to fees such as Stormwater, Streetlight, Sanitation or Bonds.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL
Please read before calling the office
The Board of Tax Assessors determines the fair market value for tax purposes. For questions concerning values please call the Tax Assessors office at 770-288-7999 opt. #1. The Tax Commissioners Office Bills, Collects and Disburses all property taxes collected to the respective levying authority.
PROPERTY TAX BILLS ARE MAILED OUT TO THE JAN. 1 OWNERS AND ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE NOV. 16TH.
IF YOU HAVE SOLD THE PROPERTY
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. Submit the first page of your settlement statement showing where county taxes were collected to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include address or copy of the bill.
FEES-STREETLIGHTS, STORMWATER AND SANTITATION
These are fees not a tax collected by the county and are not on your assessment notice. Stormwater is the drainage that allows the rain to run off the streets. Streetlights, only if your subdivision has them. Sanitation please call 770-389-7900 (only pertains to the City of Stockbridge.) If you need more information please call the respective number on the front of the bill.
County Water is not the same as consumption, or "I already pay a water bill", or "I have a well". This is for the infrastructure (storage), maintenance, pipes to get the water to your home. If you need additional information please call 770-957-6659.
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Payments can be mailed to 140 Henry Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253. We accept USPS postmark only as proof of mailing. Must be postmarked prior to due date to avoid penalties & interest. NO metered mail. Payments made through YOUR banking website does not qualify for USPS postmark. Indicate bill numbers on check. Checks can be made payable to Henry County Tax Commissioners or HCTC.
Payments can be made in person, or at the drop boxes at both locations: McDonoungh Office-140 Henry Parkway Stockbridge Office-164 Burke St.
Payments can also be made online PLEASE CLICK HERE to proceed to online payments. It will redirect from our website to government windows and it will ask you to verify you are not a robot.
Government windows is a third party automated payment service that accepts VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER and DEBIT CARDS. Government windows charges a 2.5% fee to use a card or a $1.50 E-check fee. AMERICAN EXPRESS IS ALSO ACCEPTED WITH ADDITIONAL FEES. The fees for this service are at the discretion of Government Windows.
*Please Note: There is a daily Credit Card transaction limit of $20,000.00 but you may have a lesser limit set by your Credit Card Company. E-Checks transactions have a daily limit of $60,000.00.
Paying in person doesn't eliminate the fee for using a debit or credit card.