Property Tax Returns

Real Property

Real property consists of real estate and any improvements permanently affixed thereto, such as buildings. Property Tax Returns are required when you have made any change to your real estate. This would include adding or removing buildings, acreage changes, adding improvements such as pools, paving, etc. 

If you do not agree with your previous years' value, you may also file a Property Tax Return to state your opinion of value. This will require the Board of Assessors to review your property and value. This will prompt an assessment notice that will give you an opportunity to appeal. 

Property Tax Returns must be filed between January 1 and April 1 of each year.

Personal Property 

Personal property consists of: 
1. Any furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, inventory, etc., or any other personal property used in business; 
2. Aircraft and boats/motors owned by any individual or corporation.

Individuals, partnerships, corporations, etc. doing business or residing in Forsyth County must file a personal property return each year by April 1 with the Personal Property section of the Tax Assessors' Office. A 10% penalty is assessed for failure to file and late filing. 

Preferential Assessment

Certain classifications of tangible real property may qualify for preferential assessment provided they meet the criteria specified by Georgia law. The classifications are:
1. Property devoted to agricultural purposes; 
2. Rehabilitated historic property; 
3. Landmark historic property; 
4. Residential transitional property; 
5. Conservation use property.
6. Brownfield

Call the Tax Assessors' Office at (770) 781-2106 for further information. 

Tax Exempt Property

Certain types of property, (i.e. public property, churches, nonprofit hospitals, etc.) may be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tax exempt status must be approved by the Board of Tax Assessors before tax liability will be removed. For additional information or to apply for exempt status, please contact the Tax Assessors' Office at (770) 781-2106.

Contact Information

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 260
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2106
 Fax: 678-455-8493
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County's Tax Assessors Office is to produce an annual tax digest that conforms to the requirements of Georgia law and the rules and regulations of the Georgia Department of Revenue. The Board ofTax Assessors is responsible for determining what real and personal property is subject to taxation in Forsyth County, estimating the market value and administration of the various type of homestead and other property tax exemptions.