NEWS & UPDATES
Beginning March 1, the Hall County Government Center, including the Hall County Tax Assessors office will be fully accessible to the public without an appointment.
Applications for homestead exemption and general inquiries can be made in person or via phone at 770.531.6720 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who choose to do so may still book an appointment, as we will continue to offer appointments as an option.
IMPORTANT - CONSERVATION USE APPLICANTS
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.
- Tracy Gilreath - 770.531.6752 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa Niles - 770.297.2610 - email@example.com
PROPERTY APPRAISAL QUESTIONS
Property owners can call and speak with any appraiser at any time. However, if you wish to speak to an appraiser in person it is recommended that you make an appointment at your convenience to insure that the appraiser for your area who can address your concerns is available. You can call 770.531.6720 to make an appointment with an appraiser in such cases.
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 if you have any questions about how to apply.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 RETURNED MAIL
Date of Valuations
Your property valuation is based on the prior calendar year sales activity. By law property valuations are effective as of January 1. Therefore, any sales or changes in market activity in the current calendar year will be reflected in the 2021 valuations.
APPEALS FOR 2020
UPDATE: Some properties were mailed revised assessments on August 7 and some property owners received a No-Change notice indicating that the appeal was being forwarded to the next level of appeal. In any case feel free to call out office with questions at 770.531.6720 or email@example.com..
Appraisers and Appraisal Contractors (GMASS) are out 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 firstname.lastname@example.org..
“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. If there are any interior attributes that you desire us to see we might ask you to send us photos. However, 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, using gloves where appropriate and hand sanitizer.”
Appeals for 2020 will be accepted electronically.
- Click here for instructions on how you can appeal electronically for 2020.
- Click here to listen to Martha Zoller interview Steve Watson, Director/Chief Appraiser on Morning Talk on WDUN.
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.
A Few Important Things
It’s a new year and we are in full stride working to compile the Property Tax Digest. To that point please note the following: Personal Property Reporting Forms have been mailed to all known businesses and boat and personal watercraft and aircraft owners. These forms are due on or before April 1. For important information that is vital to a successful filing, review the Successful Filing (PDF). If you have not received a form see the Forms & Applications page. If you have general questions about your personal property filing you can call 770.531.6749 or email.
January 1 - April 1 is the standard time period to file for Homestead Exemptions. For 2020 it was extended until June 15. This is also the time period to apply for agriculture or other covenants. You may claim Homestead Exemption at your primary residence. There are a variety of Homestead Exemptions which a complete list can be found on our Exemption Information page. Look this over to see what qualifications you might meet.
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.
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.