Under Georgia law, all property is to be returned and assessed at fair market value every year (O.C.G.A. 48-5-6). From January 1st through April 1st in a given tax year, taxpayers can return their property for tax purposes by submitting a Real Property Return form at our office. Taxpayers must assert a valuation they believe to be a property’s fair market value as of January 1st in a given year.
To file a Real Estate return, taxpayers can file by visiting our office or by mail, utilizing the Real Estate Return form found on our Downloadable Forms page or by clicking this link.
Real Property consists of real estate and any improvements permanently affixed to a parcel, such as buildings and pools.