Notice to the Hart County Property Owners and Occupants
In accordance with O.C.G.A. 48-5-264.1, please be advised
that the Hart County Appraisal Staff may be visiting your
property to review your parcel information concerning an
appeal filed, return filed, construction of new improvement
or addition, review of parcel, and/or conservation use application.
The field appraiser from our office will have photo identification
and will be driving a marked County Vehicle.
If you have any further questions, please call our office
at the number listed at the top of this page.
PROPERTY TAX RETURNS
Property tax returns can be filed with the Hart County Board of Tax Assessors between
January 1 and April 1 of each year. This can be helpful to the property owner if there are
changes. A tax notice will be sent out each year by April 15. If there are corrections
they can be made at that time.
A Person filing for Homestead Exemption must live in the home, and the home
is considered their legal residence for all purposes. Persons that are away from
their home of health reasons will not be denied homestead exemption. A family member
or friend can notify the tax receiver or tax commissioner and the homestead exemption
will be granted. (O.C.G.A. § 48-5-40) Application for homestead exemption must
be filed with the tax assessor's office.
TO RECEIVE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR THE CURRENT TAX YEAR
A Homeowner can file for an application for homestead exemption for their home and land
any time during the prior year up to the deadline for filing returns. To receive the
homestead exemption for the current tax year, the homeowner must have owned the property
on January 1 and filed the homestead application by the same date property tax
returns are due in the county.
local homestead exemptions are offered in this county:
AD VALOREM TAX PAYMENTS
Taxes are normally due in this county by December
20 of each year but the law allows taxpayers 60 days from the
date of mailing before interest may be charged. Ad valorem taxes
are collected by the Tax Commissioner.
If the assessors disagree with the taxpayer's returned
value, they will change the value and a change of assessment notice
will be sent to the taxpayer. If the taxpayer wishes to appeal
the change, the appeal must be sent to the Board of Tax Assessors
and postmarked no later than 45 days from the date of the change
of assessment notice. For more information on the procedure to
file an appeal please call the office.
AD VALOREM TAX REFUNDS
If a taxpayer discovers they have paid taxes that
they believe were illegal or erroneous, they may request a refund
within 3 years of the date of payment. The claim for refund should
be filed in writing with the county governing authority within
three years after the date of payment. For more information on
the procedure to file a claim for refund please call the office.
MOBILE HOME TAXATION
Location Permits: Taxpayers locating a mobile home in Hart County
must apply to the Tax Commissioner for a location permit within
30 days of permanent placement of the home in the county and then
annually thereafter between January 1 and May 1. Mobile homes
that are temporarily located in the county and are owned by a
business that is not located in the county should notify the Board
of Tax Assessors of their presence to avoid being cited for failure
to apply for the location permit.
Returns: Owners of mobile homes that are located in the county
on January 1 must return the mobile home for taxation to the Tax
Commissioner on or before May 1 of each year at the same time
they apply for the location permit. For more information on mobile
homes please call the Tax Assessors or the Tax Commissioner.
Every holder of a long-term note secured by real estate
must have the security instrument recorded in the county where
the real estate is located within 90 days. In Hart County the
Tax Commissioner is responsible for collecting intangible recording
The tax for
recording the note is at the rate of $1.50 for each $500.00 or
fractional part of the face amount of the note. For more information
on the intangible recording tax please contact the Tax Comissioner.