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The County Spotlight: Trassa Quarels

The County Spotlight: Trassa Quarels
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Property Tax Manager Trassa Quarels about her role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Property Assessments Available To View and Appeal Online

Property Assessments Available To View and Appeal Online
Forsyth County property owners now have the option to see their 2021 Real Property Assessment online, review comparable properties and file an appeal for their property value, if necessary.  “Last year we were excited to introduce a new way to review property assessments and appeal online,” said Director of the Board of Assessors and Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick. “The online filing option was a great success. If a resident needs to file an appeal for their property value, they can do so from the comfort of their home without having to enter the Board of Assessors office.”  Property assessments can be ...

Board of Assessors Office Temporarily Relocating

Board of Assessors Office Temporarily Relocating
No in-person services available April 29 and 30 Beginning May 3, the Board of Assessors office will be temporarily relocated to Suite 130 in the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main St.) while the office undergoes a renovation. The renovation will take approximately three months. The Board of Assessors office will be closed to in-person services on April 29 and 30, to allow staff to set up in the temporary location. On these two days, staff will be available via phone (770-781-2106) and email (BoardOfAssessors@forsythco.com). All online services will be available by clicking here. 

Filing Deadline for Homestead & Age 65 School Tax Exemptions is April 1

Filing Deadline for Homestead & Age 65 School Tax Exemptions is April 1
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 ...

Property Assessments Now Available to View and Appeal Online

Property Assessments Now Available to View and Appeal Online
Forsyth County property owners now have the option to see their 2020 Real Property Assessment online, review comparable properties and file an appeal for their property value, if necessary.   “We are excited to introduce this new way to review property assessments online,” said Director of the Board of Assessors and Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick. “If a resident needs to file an appeal for their property value, they can now do so from the comfort of their home without having to enter the Board of Assessors office.” Property assessments can be viewed online by visiting the Board of Assessors page on the County’s website, forsythco.com, or by ...

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions
The Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will open to residents, on an appointment and digital waitlist basis, beginning June 1. To enhance the customer service experience with residents while promoting social distancing, Forsyth County will be utilizing WaitWhile, a free appointment and waitlist system. Residents can access the system here: forsythco.com/appointments. This system will allow residents to make an appointment or join a waitlist for those activities that require face-to-face interaction. If the waitlist is selected, residents will be able to view their location on the waitlist and be informed via text message and/or email when it ...

File by April 1 for 2020 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead

File by April 1 for 2020 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead
In Forsyth County, if you own a property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of Jan. 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. You may apply for exemptions year-round, however, you must apply by Wednesday, April 1 to receive the benefits for 2020. For more information or questions, call the Tax Assessors Office at (770) 781-2106. To apply, visit:   Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office 110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Online: Regular and Floating homestead applications are available on the Board of Assessors page at forsythco.com and must be notarized. A ...

VIDEO: Five Questions About Your Property Value Assessment

VIDEO: Five Questions About Your Property Value Assessment
Forsyth County Board of Assessors Chief Appraiser Mary Kirkpatrick answers frequently asked questions about property value assessments.  Property owners wishing to appeal their property value must submit the appeal in writing. Appeal process details can be found on the Board of Assessors’ department page. Read more information about the state-required annual assessment notices. 

Tax Assessment Notices Mailed to Residents

Tax Assessment Notices Mailed to Residents
Notice is informational, not a bill The Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors has mailed out the state-required annual assessment notices to all people who own property in Forsyth County. The assessment notices are scheduled to be mailed out in mid-May of every year. * The Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors is charged with the following duties under state law: 1. The determination of whether property is taxable or whether it is exempt from taxation, i.e. a church or government property. 2. The determination of whether properties are assessed at fair market value. 3. The determination of whether assessments are fairly and justly equalized. That is, ...

File by April 2 for 2018 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead

File by April 2 for 2018 Homestead Exemption/Age 65 School Tax Homestead
In Forsyth County, if you own a property, reside on that property and are a legal resident of the county, all as of January 1 of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. You may apply for exemptions year-round, however, you must apply by Monday, April 2 to receive the benefits for 2018. For more information or questions, call the Tax Assessor’s Office at (770) 781-2106. To apply, visit:  Forsyth County Tax Assessor’s Office  110 E. Main Street, Suite 260, Cumming Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Online: Regular and Floating homestead applications are available on the Board of Assessors page ...

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