The Hall County Tax Assessors office will not mail real property notices of current assessment until May 1 in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The notices were originally scheduled to be mailed on April 10 to all owners of real property. Real property consists of land and any improvements thereon. As required by state law, this annual notice will include a written explanation of the value of taxable property and an estimate of the property tax bill.
"We are delaying this year’s mailing to be consistent with what other counties are doing statewide,” Chief Appraiser Steve Watson (pictured) said. “Although Gov. Kemp’s shelter in place order has been extended, our staff is working remotely and will be able to assist property owners with questions and can help guide them through the appeal process as needed.”
As a reminder, a property tax assessment notice is not a tax bill. The estimate of taxes on the notice is based on the current year’s assessed value and the previous year’s tax rate. The 2020 property tax rate will not be determined until it is approved by the various governing authorities, the County, schools and municipalities.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Hall County Board of Assessors has approved electronic appeals. Property owners may now exercise their right to appeal via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 770.531.3968. For more information, email email@example.com or call 770-531-6720. More detailed information on the appeal process and deadlines can be found at https://www.hallcounty.org/239/Tax-Assessors.
As a reminder, a multitude of opportunities exist for residents to conduct Hall County business online. For example online motor vehicle services, including vehicle registration renewals, the payment of insurance fines, etc. are available via the "Online Payments" button on Hall County’s website, www.hallcounty.org. That’s also where citizens can pay their property tax, renew their business license, and more.
A number of proactive steps Hall County has taken to date in regards to the coronavirus epidemic, along with a number of other helpful resources on this issue, can be found at ready.hallcounty.org.