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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 ...

Important Information About Homestead Exemption

Important Information About Homestead Exemption
Homestead Exemption is one way to reduce the amount of property tax you pay on your residential property. In Forsyth County, if you own the 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. While you can file for Homestead Exemption year-round, you must file by Monday, April 3, to receive these benefits for 2017. For more information about Homestead Exemption, call the Tax Assessor’s Office at (770) 781-2106 or visit the Homestead Exemption webpage at forsythco.com. Where to file: Tax Assessor’s ...

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 ...

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