The deadline to file for homestead exemptions, personal property reports, agriculture covenants and taxpayer returns of real property with the Hall County Board of Assessors Office is Monday, April 3.
Normally the deadline is April 1; however, since April 1 falls on Saturday, property owners will have until the following business day. Official postmarks of the USPS of April 3 will be accepted as timely filed. However, personal property reporting forms received after April 1 not postmarked with the official USPS of April 3 cannot be accepted as timely. Reasons to file a real property tax return, a personal property reporting form, apply for a homestead exemption or the conservation use covenants are as follows:
- If you haven't already done so. There are several different types of homestead exemptions ranging from regular homestead exemption, senior citizens, total school tax, and disabled persons and disabled veterans exemption. Only the regular homestead exemption can be applied for online. To do so, log on to hallcounty.org then go to the Tax Assessors page and look for the "Online Regular Homestead Application" link. All other homestead exemptions must be applied for in person at the Tax Assessors office at the Hall County Government Center.
- If you are the owner of a boat, Jet Ski/Wave Runner, aircraft or a business, you are required to file the personal property reporting form on or before April 3. It is important to file to ensure that your information is correct and you get a fair assessment.
- If your property qualifies, you can apply for the conservation use covenant. Property that is being used in a bona fide agriculture process qualifies for this agriculture covenant assessment reduction. Certain rules and qualification requirements apply.
- While not necessary, you might want to file a taxpayer return of real property if you would like your real property valuation reviewed.
The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors office is located on the first floor at the Hall County Government Center at 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. If you are unsure what you should do or which exemption you should apply for you can contact the Tax Assessors office at 770-531-6720 and we will advise you of the best course of action for you.