What are the homestead exemptions offered by the State and county?
The homestead of each resident of the State of Georgia actually occupied as a residence and homestead on January 1 of the tax year, may be exempted from certain Ad Valorem Taxation providing the exemption is returned and claimed in the manner prescribed by law and approved by the County Board of Assessors.
All exemptions must be filed with the Tax Assessors office between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Application must be filed by April 1 to apply to current year.
Failure to make application within the prescribed time frame constitutes a waiver of the exemption for that year. Georgia law does not provide for extension of time for filing. All exemptions once approved, are automatically renewed each year until eligibility changes.
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS IN EFFINGHAM COUNTY