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Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill
Forsyth County property tax bills have recently been mailed and are due November 15. Here’s some information to assist with understanding your 2016 tax bill.   Tax bills reflect levies by two different entities: the Forsyth County Board of Education (school system) the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (county government) As shown in the illustration below, Forsyth County government receives approximately 29% of the taxes you pay.     What does the county’s portion of ...

Incorrect Tax Estimates on Assessments Mailed to Forsyth County Property Owners

Incorrect Tax Estimates on Assessments Mailed to Forsyth County Property Owners
The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office recently mailed Annual Notice of Assessment letters to county property owners. The tax estimates on these assessments are incorrect due to some missing county millage rates not shown on the notices. The valuations on property are correct.   “We have assessed the situation and determined the best and most reasonable way to resolve this error is to mail revised Annual Notice of Assessment letters to taxpayers. These corrected assessments will be sent as soon as the issue is resolved,” said Mary Kirkpatrick, Director of the Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office.   While the county takes ...

Important Information about Homestead Exemptions

Important Information about Homestead Exemptions
Those who purchased a house during 2015, were living there on January 1, 2016, consider this their primary legal residence and are not claiming homestead at any other location are eligible for lower property taxes by filing for Homestead Exemption. While you can file for Homestead Exemption year-round, you must file by Friday, April 1 to receive these benefits for 2016.   Where to file: Tax Assessor’s Office, County Administration Building 110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (770) 781-2106

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

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