Residents must apply by April 1 for 2021 exemption


The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office reminds residents about the approaching deadline to file for homestead exemptions as well as the age 65 school tax exemption for this tax year.


Residential property owners in Forsyth County that reside on that property and are a legal resident of the County, all as of Jan. 1 of the tax year, qualify for homestead exemption. Applications for exemptions can be filed year-round but must be sent in by Thursday, April 1, to receive the benefits for 2021.


Regular and floating homestead exemption applications as well as applications for the age 65 school tax exemption are available for download on the Board of Assessors page at and must be notarized. A notary is available in the Tax Assessor’s Office in the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main St., Suite 260) at no charge. A driver’s license or state-issued ID must be provided with the application. If the address on the driver's license does not match the property address, a Forsyth County motor vehicle registration or voter registration will need to be provided.


For residents wishing to file for a Homestead Exemption prior to the April 1, 2021 deadline, the Forsyth County Board of Assessors has placed a drop box outside of the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) on the north side of the building at the entrance nearest the parking deck. Both completed, notarized Homestead Exemption applications with a copy of the applicant’s current driver’s license and Personal Property reporting forms may be placed in the box and will be collected by County staff.


For questions, please call the Board of Assessors Office at 770-781-2106 or send an email to Both Homestead Exemption applications and Personal Property reporting forms may also be emailed to this address or faxed to 678-455-8493. 

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