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In addition to the additional documents listed on the application checklist that you need to file for the Homestead Exemption, you must provide two doctors' letters or one doctor's letter and Social Security award letter stating 100% disabled and unable to be gainfully employed.
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Property tax bills are mailed out by mid-September to the homeowner as of January 1. You may also obtain a copy online.
Interest will accrue each month and a 5% penalty is added every 120 days after the due date with a maximum penalty of 20%.
Please print the Homestead Exemption application form, complete the application and bring copies of the following documents to apply:
You can apply in person at the Tax Commissioner's Office or print a form and mail it to the office. If mailing must be postmarked on or before April 1st, only USPS postmarked will be accepted as proof of the April 1st deadline.
The Henry County Tax Commissioners Office holds judicial-in-rem tax sales the first Tuesday of the month. These tax sales are held at 10:00am at 140Henry Parkway McDonough, GA.
Please contact the Tax Assessor's Office for all mailing address changes 770-288-7999 opt. #1 or Henry County Tax Assessors.
You only file once as long as you live in the same house.
If you are 62 by January 1 you can file for additional reduction of your assessed value towards school tax. Once you have applied and been approved for one of these age exemptions, the exemption will continue to increase at 65, 68 and 70. If you become ineligible or move you must reapply.