Time to file for Homestead Exemptions, Personal Property Reports, Agriculture Covenants and Taxpayer Returns of Real Property
Jan. 1 - April 1 is the time period for Hall County property owners to file for Homestead Exemptions, including the Total School Tax Exemption and 100% Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemption. This is also the time to return the Business Personal Property, Marine/Personal Watercraft or Aircraft form or sign up for or renew an Agriculture Covenant and/or file a Taxpayer Return of Real Property with the Hall County Board of Assessors Office. For a short message from Chief Appraiser, Steve Watson click here and go to the :40 mark in the video.
Citizens are encouraged to make applications online or via email where possible. However, if necessary, citizens can schedule an appointment by calling 770-531-6720. Appointments will be available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition, appointments must be booked by 5 p.m. the day prior to the day of the requested appointment.
Under these circumstances, see the following as to how to apply for homestead exemption, file a personal property reporting form and/or apply for or renew the conservation use covenant in person, online or via email.
Homestead Exemptions (Click here for complete list)
- For questions, you can call 770-531-6720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Property Reporting Forms
Email completed &signed form to email@example.com.
- Mail via USPS to Hall County Board of Tax Assessors, Personal Property Division, P.O. Box 1780, Gainesville, GA 30503.
- If you have questions, call 770-531-6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation Use Covenants
IMPORTANT: It is highly recommended that individuals who are seeking to make a new or renewal Conservation Use application do so via an appointment.
Making an appointment for this application process is not required, however, we understand that your time is valuable so making an appointment will help to minimize wait times.
To make an appointment for application for Conservation Use or other specialized assessments please see the contact information below.
REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL
RESIDENTIAL – See Section A of Assessment Notice for Staff Contact
- Lisa Barnette 770.531.6755 - Appraisal Map Code District 07, 08, 15-034 or higher
- Thomas White 770.531.6735 - Appraisal Map Code District 09, 10, 11, 12, 15-033 or lower
- Michael Rushing 770.531.6734 - Appraisal Map Code District 00, 01, Mobile Homes
- Tim Barrett 770.531.6731 - Appraisal Map Code District All Lake Front Properties
- Sam Knight 770.531.6730
- Marion Meeks 770.297-5519
SPECIALIZED ASSESSMENTS – Conservation Use/FLPA/Brownfield/
- Tracy Gilreath: 770.531.6752
- Lisa Niles: 770.297.2610
- Kami Hughes: 770.531.6738
- Mike Parker: 770.718.5154
- Peyton Reeves: 770.531.6737
PERSONAL PROPERTY - Businesses/Manufacturer/Boats/Aircraft
Individuals who choose to do so may still book an appointment, as we will continue to offer appointments as an option.
Click here to listen to Martha Zoller interview Steve Watson, Director/Chief Appraiser on Morning Talk on WDUN. (Monday, May 10,2020)
Hall County Appraisal staff and Appraisal Contractors (GMASS) will be in the field reviewing appeals. As the appraisers collect data and make decisions regarding your appeal one of two things will happen. You will either receive notification from our office that we have reviewed your appeal and made a revision to your valuation or in some cases no change was deemed warranted. Either way you will receive notification from our office. If you have questions about the status of your appeal feel free to contact us at 770.531.6720 or email@example.com..
“As a result of your property assessment appeal there may be a need for the county staff and/or the county appraisal contractor to make an on-site inspection of your property in order to observe the property characteristics. Additionally, you may require an on-site inspection and we are happy to do so. If so, the ability to make appointments may be limited due to time constraints. We will be eliminating interior inspections unless necessary on a case-by-case basis. Every precaution will be taken to keep you and our employees safe while continuing to deliver the customer service you need and expect. Appraisers will have identification and will be wearing mask and have hand sanitizer available.”
Your business is important to us and we are here to assist you in any way you need.
EXEMPTION & COVENANT APPLICATIONS
Jan. 1 - April 1 is the time-period for Hall County property owners to file for Homestead Exemptions including the Total School Tax Exemption and 100% Disabled Veteran homestead exemption. This is also the time to return the Business Personal Property, Marine/Personal Watercraft or Aircraft form or sign up for an Agriculture Covenant and/or file a Taxpayer Return of Real Property with the Hall County Board of Assessors Office.
- HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS: There are a number of homestead exemptions available for property owners at the primary residence. The deadline to apply for the current tax year is April 1. Applications can made in the office in person or via email. On the left side of this page you can make an application for the Regular Homestead exemption. Click here for more information and what exemptions you might qualify for. You can call or email us at 770.531.6720 or firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions about how to apply.
- This is very important. Remember that if you have moved to another location you must re-apply for Homestead Exemption at the new residence in order to maintain the exemptions you received at your former residence. If you have questions you can call our office (770.531.6739) and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about Homestead Exemptions.
- CONSERVATION USE: Applications for Conservation Use can made in the office in person, however, it is advised to make an appointment. Additionally, much of the paperwork and application process can be handled electronically via email. For more information on how to apply contact the Specialized Assessment Division at 770.531.6720 or Tracy Gilreath.
- PERSONAL PROPERTY REPORTING FORMS: Personal Property Reporting Forms have been mailed and are due back to us by April 1, Businesses owners, Manufacturers, Boat or Personal Watercraft and Aircraft owners are required to report their personal property yearly. Failure to report could result in inaccurate assessments. For more information on how to report call or email the Personal Property Division at 770.531.6749 or email@example.com.. To see a complete list of forms click here.
- TAXPAYER RETURN OF REAL PROPERTY: If you would like to request a review of your appraisal click here, fill out the form, sign and mail via regular USPS, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the office by April 1. An appraiser will make a field inspection and review your property appraisal. Any changes will be reflected in your assessment notice due to come out in the spring, You can also report any changes that have occurred on your property on this form as well. Call or email us with any questions at 770.531.6720 or email@example.com.
Throughout the year you may notice Hall County Board of Assessors appraisal staff in your neighborhood or area conducting onsite field inspections. These inspections are being done as a normal part of the property appraisal review process, building permits or in response to an inquiry or appeal you might have made. Hall County vehicles will be clearly marked with emblems, and staff will have picture ID’s and business cards. Also Georgia Mass Appraisal Solutions & Services (GMASS), which is an appraisal contractor, will be performing some functions of the appraisal process for the office. You may also see their vehicles, which are clearly marked with a GMASS emblem. Feel free to question staff for the reason of their visit and to produce identification. We appreciate your cooperation with our necessary onsite visits and as always we want to respect your privacy. Field inspections will be conducted with CDC guidelines in mind. Staff will have adequate protect coverings to protect themselves and you at all times. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Steve Watson at 770.531.6733 or email Steve.
As a part of making field inspections due to Building Permits, Appeals, or general appraisal review, staff will be reviewing improvements and exterior measurements. Normally there is not a need to come inside your home or place of business, but sometimes it may be necessary in order to complete the inspection or appeal review. Should you not be at home, the review will still be conducted and an informational door hanger will be left, along with the appraiser’s business card. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the number below and ask for Steve Watson, Chief Appraiser; John Smith, Deputy Chief Appraiser; or Sam Knight, Commercial/Industrial Supervisor.
The Board of Assessors is a five member board appointed by the Board of Commissioners for terms of four years. The Board of Assessors are responsible for determining the tax digest, which is the value of taxable and exempt property in Hall County. The Board of Assessors hire the Chief Appraiser and Deputy Chief Appraiser who in turn hire and manage staff who appraise property at fair market value, mail assessment notices annually, maintain tax records and maps, and inspect mobile homes for updated decals.
Our mission is to provide accurate, equitable appraisals for the taxpayers of Hall County. Property is appraised at 100% of its fair market value, and taxes are assessed on 40% of that value. The Tax Commissioner sends property owners a bill based on information provided by the Assessors. To view our Mission and Vision Statement.
All public information is available for review, and copies may be obtained for a nominal fee. We welcome you to visit our office to learn more about the tax assessment process.