Tax Assessors

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Hall County Government Center is currently open to the public, click here for details. However, should you require an in-person meeting, please call 770-535-8288 to schedule an appointment. We are equipped to continue to provide you with excellent customer service. Staff is alternating working remotely and on site answering your phone calls and responding to your emails. If you would like a visual virtual meeting with any staff feel free to contact us at 770-531-6720 or email us at assessor@hallcounty.org with whatever questions you might have.

We are here to serve you. "We Appraise Property and We Value People."

HOMESTEAD/PERSONAL PROPERTY FILING DEADLINE

Due to the recent bulletin from the Department of Revenue the Board of Assessors voted to extend the filing date for Homestead and Freeport Exemptions to June 15. This will give citizens ample time to apply for these exemptions after being under quarantine and SIP. If anyone misses this deadline they can appeal and we will take that into further consideration.

Real & Personal Property Assessment Notices 

Real and Personal Property Assessment Notices were mailed May 8, 2020. The deadline to appeal for those notices mailed May 8 is June 22.

2020 Valuations 

Your 2020 valuation is based on the prior calendar year sales activity; 2019. By law property valuations are effective as of January 1. Therefore, any sales or changes in market activity in calendar year 2020 will be reflected in the 2021 valuations.  

Appeals for 2020 

“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. 

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to address to me personally please feel free to contact me anytime during the week at 770.531.6733 or after hours or weekend at 770.519.0517. ~ Steve Watson


Welcome From the Hall County Tax Assessors Office

Welcome and thank you for stopping by and visiting our web page. I hope that you find everything you’re looking for. However, if you don’t find what you’re looking for or have any suggestions on how we can improve our web page please feel free to contact our department about that. We would be happy to hear any suggestions you might have.

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.

Homestead Exemptions

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Mission

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.

Public Information

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.