2023 Property Assessments
Below are facts regarding property assessments in Forsyth County:
- Real property, by Georgia law, is to be taxed based on 40% of fair market value (as of Jan. 1, 2023) and is determined by the Forsyth County Board of Assessors.
- The Board of Assessors is a separate and independent board from the Board of Commissioners and determines property assessments in accordance with Georgia law and the rules and regulations set forth by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
- The dollar amount included on each assessment is an estimate based on the previous year's millage rate and is subject to change before the actual tax bill goes out later in the year.
- Property owners will have the opportunity to appeal their property value as shown in the assessment notice through July 10, 2023.
- The assessments include the following taxing authorities/millage rates (some of which are eligible for exemptions) based on the 2022 adopted millage rates:
- School Operations (17.300 mills)
- School Bond (1.418 mills)
- County Operations (4.791 mills)
- County Bond (0.930 mills)
- Fire Operations (2.175 mills)
- Those eligible and that applied for a floating homestead exemption will likely see little increase on the County’s portion of their tax bill.
For more information on how property assessments are determined, click here.
2023 Return Notice of Assessment
Property owners will have the opportunity to appeal their property value as shown in the assessment notice for 45 days after the date of the notice. We offer an online filing option which will also give you the opportunity to look at other comparable properties, and gives you the ability to file an appeal without the necessity of coming into the Tax Assessors Office. Please click here and you will be taken to a screen to search your parcel by name, address or parcel number. Once you have located your parcel, you will see the Online Appeal option.
If the Online Appeal is not working, you can download the PT-311A Appeal of Assessment Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here to be taken to the Forms page. The PT-311A is located under "Real Property" towards the bottom of the page.
You can also file an appeal in person at The Board of Assessors Office located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming, GA 30040.
The appeal process contains three different options for property owners. One option is the Board of Equalization, which is comprised of three citizens appointed by the Grand Jury to hear property tax appeals. There is no charge for this option of the appeal process.
Other appeal options contain fees. In one such option, a property owner may choose to move forward with the process of arbitration without an appeal to Superior Court. Another appeal option would involve an owner of a Non-Homestead property valued at more than $500,000 deciding to appeal to a hearing officer with appeal rights to Superior Court.
Property owners wishing to appeal their property value must submit the appeal in writing and should indicate which appeal process they elect to utilize.