Dekalb County Property Tax Appeal

Posted by Francis Catherine Ogdoc on Aug 20, 2013 9:20:00 AM

As stated in Georgia law, before tax bills are released, all counties should have already issued an Annual Assessment Notice to all taxable real estate owners. This Tax Assessment Notice should be distributed April - June of each year.

If you have a Tax Appeal in process, you may check the status of your appeal here. You may enter your Parcel ID Number or your street address and then press Search. This will bring you to an Overview page which gives you basic information about your property. In the section called "Appeal Status" you will see the status of your appeal.

If you have yet to file for a tax appeal, you will not be given consideration by your county Tax Assessor’s Office as it has already been past the 45 day appeal period since your Tax Notice has been released. Moreover, the 2013 Tax Bills are already out.

If you have an outstanding tax appeal for 2012, and have some questions about your 2013 tax notice, this should help clear things up:

Special Notice Regarding 2012 Board of Equalization (BOE) Decisions
“Many 2012 Board of Equalization (BOE) Hearings were not completed, or our office had not received the decisions by the time our 2013 Notices were sent to print. In accordance with GA Code 48-5-299(C), if the 2012 BOE decision is LOWER THAN our 2013 Appraisal, we will roll the 2012 BOE value forward to 2013 automatically, unless there was a change to the property for 2013 (such as new construction). Therefore, if you are satisfied with the 2012 BOE decision you do not need to file an appeal in 2013 to have this value moved forward - we will do that automatically. If you have not yet received a decision for 2012 or are not satisfied with the 2012 decision, you may want to file an appeal in 2013. Please feel free to call us at (404) 371-0841 if you have any questions.” Source: Dekalb County Tax Assessor’s Office

2013 Tax bills are due on October 3; after this due date, any unpaid amount is subject to a 1% monthly interest charge. Unpaid bills are also subject to a 10% penalty if not paid within 90 days of the due date.

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