Douglas County Georgia

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LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Although you may apply any time after moving into the house, homestead exemption applies ONLY to the house owned and occupied by the taxpayer as his/her legal residence as of JANUARY 1. Note: All applications must be received by the Tax Commissioner's Office on or before April 1 of the qualifying year. Douglas County has additional exemptions for 62 year olds or older, disabled veterans or their surviving spouses, and the totally disabled homeowners. Qualifiers for these exemptions cannot apply online but must APPLY IN PERSON in the Tax Commissioner's Office by April 1 of the qualifying year. Please call (770) 920-7272 for further information concerning proof of age or disability.

Failure to submit this application on or before April 1, forfeits your right to Homestead Exemption for that Tax Year.

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Current owner's name: *
Second owner's name:
Property address: *
Mailing address, if different:
Daytime phone: *
Email address: *
Homestead exemption cannot be claimed on rental property. State law provides for only one homestead exemption per immediate family group (husband and wife). See legal definition of applicant below:
  1. Married individual living with their spouse;
  2. An individual who is unmarried but who permanently maintains a home for the benefit of one or more other individuals who are related to such individual or dependent wholly or partially upon such individual for support;
  3. An individual who is widowed having one or more children and maintaining a home occupied by himself or herself and the child or children;
  4. A divorced individual living in a bona fide state of separation and having legal custody of one or more children, when the divorced individual owns and maintains a home for the child or children;
  5. An individual who is unmarried or is widowed and who permanently maintains a home owned and occupied by himself or herself.
Previous address in Douglas County, if any:
Are you or spouse active military?
Is Georgia your legal residence? *


State law requires that all owned or leased vehicles must be registered in the county where the owner claims homestead exemption. Persons registering vehicles or claiming homestead exemption in another state or county are not entitled to homestead exemption in Douglas County.

By claiming Homestead Exemption, you are claiming Douglas County as your legal residence. Therefore, it is necessary that your motor vehicles also be registered in Douglas County.
Are your vehicles registered in Douglas County? *
List of all vehicle tag numbers, separated by commas: *


In order to submit an ONLINE Homestead Application, you must first have a Georgia Driver's License or State of Georgia issued ID.
Georgia Driver's License or ID #: *


In accordance with the provisions of the State Constitution and Laws authorizing Homestead Exemption, I do hereby make application to the Tax Commissioner of Douglas County and do solemnly swear that I am a qualified applicant as described above and I am the bona fide owner of the above described property and that all statements made in support of this application are true and correct. I further swear that I am a citizen of the United States or a legal permanent resident, and have included my Georgia Driver's License Number or State of Georgia issued ID Number in the aforementioned space. I ALSO DECLARE THAT I DO NOT RECEIVE HOMESTEAD ON ANY OTHER PROPERTY.

The following three fields constitutes an Electronic Signature.
Date of occupancy:  *
Date of birth:  *
Last 4 digits of Social Security #: *
Submit your information: