Welcome From the Hall County Tax Assessors Office
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Throughout the year you may notice Hall County Board of Assessors appraisal staff in your neighborhood or area conducting onsite field inspections. These inspections are being done as a normal part of the property appraisal review process, building permits or in response to an inquiry or appeal you might have made. Hall County vehicles will be clearly marked with emblems, and staff will have picture ID's and business cards. Also Georgia Mass Appraisal Solutions & Services (GMASS), which is an appraisal contractor, will be performing some functions of the appraisal process for the office. You may also see their vehicles, which are clearly marked with a GMASS emblem. Feel free to question staff for the reason of their visit and to produce identification. We appreciate your cooperation with our necessary onsite visits and as always we want to respect your privacy. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Steve Watson at 770.531.6733 or email Steve.
A Few Important Things
It's a new year, 2019, and we are in full stride working to compile the 2019 Property Tax Digest. To that point please note the following: Personal Property Reporting Forms: have been mailed to all known businesses and boat and personal watercraft and aircraft owners. These forms are due on or before April 1, 2019. For important information that is vital to a successful filing, review the Successful Filing (PDF). If you have not received a form please go to the Forms & Applications page. You can a find a link to that page in the dashboard to the left. If you have general questions about your personal property filing you can call 770.531.6749 or email.
January 1 - April 1 is the time period to file for Homestead Exemptions. This is also the time period to apply for agriculture or other covenants. You may claim Homestead Exemption at your primary residence. There are a variety of Homestead Exemptions which a complete list can be found on our Exemption Information page. A link to that page is on the dashboard on the left side of this page. Look this over to see what qualifications you might meet.
This is very important. Remember that if you have moved to another location you must re-apply for Homestead Exemption at the new residence in order to maintain the exemptions you received at your former residence. If you have questions you can call our office (770.531.6739) and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about Homestead Exemptions.
As always we are here to serve you. "We Appraise Property and We Value People."
As a part of making field inspections due to Building Permits, Appeals, or general appraisal review, staff will be reviewing improvements and exterior measurements. Normally there is not a need to come inside your home or place of business, but sometimes it may be necessary in order to complete the inspection or appeal review. Should you not be at home, the review will still be conducted and an informational door hanger will be left, along with the appraiser's business card. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the number below and ask for Steve Watson, Chief Appraiser; Kelly McCormick, Deputy Chief Appraiser; John Smith, Residential Staff Supervisor; or Sam Knight, Commercial/Urban Land Supervisor.
The Board of Assessors is a five member board appointed by the Board of Commissioners for terms of four years. The Board of Assessors are responsible for determining the tax digest, which is the value of taxable and exempt property in Hall County. The Board of Assessors hire the Chief Appraiser and Deputy Chief Appraiser who in turn hire and manage staff who appraise property at fair market value, mail assessment notices annually, maintain tax records and maps, and inspect mobile homes for updated decals.
Our mission is to provide accurate, equitable appraisals for the taxpayers of Hall County. Property is appraised at 100% of its fair market value, and taxes are assessed on 40% of that value. The Tax Commissioner sends property owners a bill based on information provided by the Assessors. To view our Mission and Vision Statement.
All public information is available for review, and copies may be obtained for a nominal fee. We welcome you to visit our office to learn more about the tax assessment process.