April 1 is the deadline for Hall County property owners to file a property tax return with the Tax Assessors office. Property owners are not required to file a return.
Real and Personal Property forms can be found on the Tax Assessors office web page under Forms and Applications. Forms must be received or postmarked with the official USPS postmark in order to be considered timely.
Reasons to file a return
• If you would like the Tax Assessors office to review your real estate property appraisal.
• If you need to report additions or deletions of buildings on your real estate property.
• If you need to report new acquisitions of personal property, such as business equipment or boats
• To make sure existing personal property is depreciated properly.
How to find your property assessment
• Annual property assessment notices will be mailed in April and May. You will have 45 days to appeal the value.
• Visit gispublic.hallcounty.org, search for your address, and use the 'i' tool to find information about your property, including the appraised value.
• Call the Tax Assessors office at 770-531-6720.
'In years past, a property owner was required to file a return to receive an assessment notice and a review of their property value. Now state law requires us to mail out an assessment notice each year, so property owners are more aware of their values,' Chief Appraiser Steve Watson said.
In addition, the Board of Assessors is currently in the process of reappraising all property in Hall County. About half of all property was reviewed in 2011, and the rest will be reviewed in 2012.
'So by the end of the year, every property owner in the county will have an updated appraisal. Most of the values will have been reduced due to the economic conditions,' Watson said.
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