Monday, March 9, 2015

If you haven’t previously filed, please apply for your homestead exemption this week

Decatur offers several homestead exemptions and tax assistance programs.  By law we can accept new homestead exemption applications for 2015 until April 1. However, we encourage all eligible homeowners to apply for any new exemptions between now and next Monday, March 16, to ensure your exemption appears on your 1st installment 2015 tax bill which will be mailed out later this month.

If you have already applied with the city, you do not need to re-apply. If you already have a homestead exemption, the exempt amount appears under the Exemption column of your tax bill. Your exemption remains on your account for as long as you continue owning and residing in your home. If you applied with DeKalb County, you must also apply with the City of Decatur separately. If you’ve only applied with Decatur, you should apply with DeKalb. If you recently reached the age of 62, 65, 70, or 80, please review our exemption descriptions to see if you may have become eligible for an exemption for which you did not previously qualify.

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