In support of state and local officials to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our office is working with a minimal staff at this time. As of March 24, 2020,
no deadlines have been extended. If you have questions or concerns, you can email email@example.com.
The Georgia Dept. of Revenue has sent information out regarding exemptions:
Homestead Exemption Applications
Taxpayers may apply for a homestead exemption year-round but must submit applications by April 1 of the year for which they are applying.
Homestead exemption application forms are available online at
https://dor.georgia.gov/lgs-homestead-application-homestead-exemption or from our website www.carrolltax.com.
*Carroll County is allowing during this time for you to mail the application and a copy of your driver's license to our office to apply for the homestead exemption.
The application must be post marked by April 1 to qualify for the 2020 tax year.
Freeport Exemption Applications
Taxpayers must file freeport exemption applications by April 1 to be eligible to receive the full exemption. Applications filed after April 1 can receive a partial exemption up to June 1.
The Application for Freeport Exemption Inventory is available online at
Counties should accept the postal date on a mailed document as the received date.
Conservation Use Value Assessment (CUVA) applications are due April 1. However, O.C.G.A. § 48-5-7.4(j)(1) provides that, in the case of property which is the subject of a
reassessment by the board of tax assessors, an application for current use assessment may be filed in conjunction with or in lieu of an appeal of the reassessment.
This effectively gives some taxpayers a second opportunity to apply for CUVA.
O.C.G.A. § 48-5-7.7(j)(1) provides that applications for conservation use assessment under the Forest Land Protection Act (FLPA) shall be filed on or before the last
day for filing ad valorem tax appeals of the annual notice of assessment. There is an exception for property which is the subject of a tax appeal of the annual notice of
assessment under § 48-5-311, in which case a FLPA application may be filed at any time while such appeal is pending.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
Property reviews for residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, and tax exempt properties are ongoing.
There are over 52,000 parcels in this county. The Carroll County Board of Tax Assessors per GA code 48-5-299 is charged
with valuing all real and personal property. A substantial portion of Carroll County's property values have changed over
the last 3 years, verified by sales data. As such, the necessary adjustments have been made to property values that are
reflected on the 2019 assessment notices. Upon request, documentation can be provided that supports the value on the
assessment. The total cost for this information is $40.25 or the taxpayer can email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request the information electronically at no cost. The assessment notices were mailed out June
14, 2019. The last day to file an appeal is July 29, 2019.
Appraisers of the Carroll County Tax Assessor's Office are handling the reviewing. They will have badges, and will have Carroll County
shirts for identification. They will also be in Carroll County vehicles marked accordingly. If a resident is at home when the appraisers visit,
the appraiser will verify the property information that the county has on file. They will not enter the residence unless invited in to view changes
to the property information. They will conduct an outside inspection of all residences and all out buildings on the property. The appraisers will be
making pictures of the front and back of the structures. These field reviews are required by Georgia law to be conducted every 3-4 years to ensure
that property descriptions, construction, and amenities are properly recorded.
If a resident is not at home when the appraisers visit, they will conduct an outside inspection and
leave a card/door hanger informing the residents that they were there.
All appraisers will be checking for mobile/manufactured home decals. They must be displayed somewhere
easily accessible by the appraiser.
The appraisers will not go through or over a locked gate. They will leave a card/door hanger on the gate if feasible. If resident has a locked gate, the resident is asked to call the Carroll County Tax Assessor's Office Dept. at 770-830-5812 to schedule an appointment to meet the appraiser on site.
Residents with any question are asked to call 770-830-5812.
The 2018 Digest has been certified by the Georgia Dept. Of Revenue
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