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  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
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DEPARTMENTS

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  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
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TAX PAYERS

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  • Information about and links to both the Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessor's Office. (They are very different organizations)
  • Quick links to both the Paying your Taxes online and the Real Estate Search applications.
  • Information about Homestead Exemptions
  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags

COURT SYSTEM

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  • A page listing every judicial and court system in Cherokee County with a brief introduction to what they cover
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Tax Assessor's Office

Homestead Exemptions

To receive any Exemptions you must apply in person at the Tax Assessors Office located at 2782 Marietta Hwy, Suite 200 Canton GA 30114
Real Property Exemptions - Effective July 1,2008 may apply at anytime prior to April 1st of effective year.
requirements for all exemptions:
  • the applicant must own and reside on the property on or before January 1st of the year the exemption is effective
  • any age, income, and/or disability requirements must be verified
  • deadline - April 1st of effective tax year

Homestead Exemption - ES 1

EL7F HOMESTEAD FREEZE

  • must own and reside on the property on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • if qualified, you will receive an assessment reduction of $2,000.00 off the assessed value of state and school and $5,000 off the assessed value for county.
  • HOMESTEAD FREEZE EXEMPTION WILL ELIMINATE COUNTY M & O TAXES ON INFLATIONARY INCREASE IN VALUE AFTER BASE YEAR
Double Homestead Exemption - ES4 EL4 ESC - over 65
  • must be 65 years of age or older on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • must own and reside on the property on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • the net income for applicant and spouse cannot exceed $10,000 for 2017 NOTE: applicants and their spouses combined are allowed up to $66,912 (changes yearly) additional retirement and/or social secirity income
  • if qualified, you will receive an assessment reduction of $5,000 on your assessed value for county taxes and $4,000 for state and 159,520 for school taxes
Elderly School Exemption - EL3 ES3 - over 62 / SG
  • must have homestead exemption
  • must be 62 years of age or older on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • if qualified, you will be exempt from school taxes only up to ($398,800 fair market value) or (159,520 of assessed value)
  • exemption will come only on one (1) dwelling on said property unmarried surviving spouse of a firefighter or peace officer killed in the line of duty
Disability School Tax Exemption - EL6 ES1
  • must have homestead exemption
  • must have letter certified by a medical doctor as being 100% disabled on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • if qualified, you will be exempt from school taxes only up to ($398,800 fair market value) or ($159,520 of assessed value)
Disabled Veteran's Exemption ES5
Disabled Veteran Widow Exemption ES5
  • must be certified by the Veteran Administration and/or a medical doctor as having a 100% service connected disability on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • if qualified, you will be exempt $81,080 off the assessed value--applies to both county and school M&O. NOTE: if certified by the VA and/or a medical doctor, proof of an honorable discharge must be submitted
  • if receiving a check from the VA, talk with their office for a letter of recommendation
  • widow can not be remarried to qualify for disabled veteran's exemption
  • if receiving a check from veterans, check with their office for letter of recommendation
Increase Exemption
  • may not have regular or double homestead exemption
  • must be 62 years of age or older on or before January 1st of the effective tax year
  • total household income from all sources for the previous tax year cannot have exceeded $30,000.00
  • exemption only applies to assessment increases on residence and up to 5 acres that the residence stands upon
  • does not include any county bond, school and municipal taxation

 

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