As a homeowner you enjoy several tax benefits, one of which is the Homestead exemption and you much notify the county in order to receive that tax break.  You have to be the owner of the home on January 1 of the year that you are applying for and you must also be occupying that home.  Finally, you must notify the county this prior to April 1.

You only have to do this once and the tax credit will be applied to your bill each year.   

Who Should Apply

All homeowners who occupy their homes, seniors 62-64 or 65+, 100-percent disabled homeowners, surviving unremarried spouses of military, peace officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty. 

 

Exemptions: The Basics

  • You must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the application year; otherwise, the application, if approved, will be for the following year. 
  • You can have a homestead exemption on only one property.
  • Married couples by law can have only one homestead exemption between them.
  • All vehicles owned by the applicant and spouse must be registered with a Gwinnett County address.
  • Once approved, the exemption automatically renews unless circumstances change and you become ineligible. Only apply again if there is a change in ownership, name, deed, or to qualify for a different exemption. Refinancing does not affect your exemption. 

 

How to Apply

The following process is used to apply for all homestead exemptions.

  • Step 1: Locate your property to File Tax Exemption in Gwinnett County and click on the blue parcel number.
  • Step 2: Verify it is the correct parcel and click to continue.
  • Step 3: Complete and submit the application.
  • Step 4: Print the confirmation page.
  • Step 5: Upload supporting documentation if applicable.

 

April 1 is the deadline to apply for the current year.