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No, you cannot appeal your property taxes. You can appeal your property assessment value within 45 days of any assessment notice.
You can appeal property values to the Board of Assessors (BOA). Appeals can be filed online, via mail or hand-delivered. Visit the BOA website, www.fultonassessor.org for more information on how to appeal.
No, the assessment notice is not a bill. Although Georgia law requires that the assessment notice give an estimated tax amount, its primary purpose is to advise of your property’s appraised value as established by the BOA. Do not send payments until you receive a tax bill from the Tax Commissioner.
State law requires that counties use the previous year’s millage rates to estimate taxes on the assessment notice. Any change in millage rates by a taxing authority could create a change in your property tax bill. An increase or decrease in your property value could also create a change in your tax bill, even if the millage rates stay the same.
Yes. However, when your appeal is initially filed, you must select the next level of appeal desired if you are not satisfied with the BOA’s decision.
The appeal hearing is 20 minutes in duration.
No, however, all hearings begin on time so that all parties are treated fairly. When a taxpayer arrives to a hearing late, they are still allowed to participate in their hearing for the remaining time left from the 20 minutes allotted for said hearing.
Yes, you may. Your representative must present a letter of authorization signed by you, the taxpayer at the time of the hearing. The letter of authorization must have the parcel number, the hearing date, tax year, your signature and the person’s name that you are allowing to represent you.
You will present your evidence to three-member BOE panel who are also Fulton County taxpayers appointed by the Grand Jury. In addition, an appraiser representing the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office will be there to represent the BOA.
Yes, it is the responsibility of the property owner to provide all evidence at each hearing. (Note: Although the property appraiser will have all previously submitted evidence for the hearing, taxpayers are encouraged to be prepared and bring all of the information to the hearing.)
Yes, you may appeal the BOE decision to Superior Court. A letter providing instructions on this process is provided to you at the time your decision letter is given to you on the day of your BOE Hearing.
Yes. Your appeal to the Superior Court must be filed within 30 days of the date on your decision letter.
After the BOE hearing, the Tax Commissioner will mail out your final adjusted bill once your appeal rights have expired and the final value has been entered into the system.
At this point the taxpayer does not need to take any additional steps. Next steps consist of a three-part process. The first step is the BOE staff enters in the decision paperwork into the system. The second step is taken by the Tax Assessors Office; and the next step is taken by the Tax Commissioner’s office, once completed, the taxpayer’s refund will be automatically generated and mailed.
No. The results of your hearing will not be accessible to the Tax Commissioner’s office immediately following the hearing. Outstanding taxes due to the Tax Commissioner on the day of the hearing will be based on the current appeal value for that tax year. Once the BOE value is finalized, the Tax Assessor makes the decision value available to the Tax Commissioner for recalculation and billing. Your adjusted bill can be accessed and paid by visiting www.fultoncountytaxes.org. You also may receive and pay your bill by mail or by calling the Tax Commissioner’s Office at (404) 613-6100.
You may pay your taxes in person at one of the Tax Commissioner office locations, online, by telephone at (404) 613-6100 or mail your payment to: Fulton County Tax Commissioner, 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1106, Atlanta, GA 30303. Online payments, locations and office hours can be found on Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov. The use of online payments is strongly encouraged for faster processing and posting. Wire transfers are not accepted.
Yes, if your property is under appeal, you will receive a Temporary Tax Bill. You are required to pay the bill by the due date to avoid interest and fees. A refund and/or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is resolved.
Yes, we will accept partial payments on your bill until paid in full. However, interest will accrue on the unpaid principal balance if not paid in full by the due date.
For taxes not paid by the due date, interest will begin to accrue on the day following the due date and will continue to accrue on the principal amount each month thereafter, until the bill is paid in full. Additionally, a penalty will be charged at a rate of 5% on the 120th day after each due date and will continue to accrue 5% every subsequent 120 days until paid in full or until the maximum penalty of 20% is reached.
No, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. If you did not receive a tax bill, please request a tax bill by contacting the Tax Commissioner’s office via: website -www.fultoncountyga.gov; phone- (404) 613-6100, or mail- 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1106, Atlanta, GA 30303. You may also visit one of their office locations listed on the Fulton County website. (All locations and hours can be found on Fulton County’s website.)
The filing fee for all civil actions is $215.00 for the first plaintiff and defendant. Each additional party is $8.00. Divorce cases are filed for $220.00 and there is also a Sheriff’s service fee of $50.00 per service.
For assistance with "how to file protective orders,please contact the One Stop Family Division, located on the 8th Floor of the Lewis Slaton Courthouse (136 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303). (404) 612-0505
A notary public is a person of demonstrated integrity appointed by a Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations, and performing other acts authorized by law. Notaries are required to follow specific guidelines and exercise common sense judgement and discretion when executing their office.
In order to be appointed as a Notary Public in Fulton County, one must: •Be a resident of Georgia •Be a resident of Fulton County •Be at least 18 years of age •Be capable of reading and writing the English language
You must first complete an online application for Notary Public Commission. The application is located online at www.gsccca.org. All applications must be completed electronically. There are no paper applications. Fill out the form completely- including any criminal convictions (with the exception of minor traffic offenses) you have had. All notary applicants (new and renewal) must submit a Sheriff’s office issued criminal background check with their application.
*Exemption for attorneys only - Must present a current Georgia Bar card.
In addition, all new notary applicants must complete the online notary training and complete the online exam available at https://elearn.gsccca.org. There is a $10 fee associated with completion of the class and final exam. Applicants must achieve a score of 90% or higher. This certificate shall be presented with your completed application. *Exemption for attorneys only - Must present a current Georgia Bar card.
Do Not sign application. Application must be signed in front of clerk’s office employee. Have two other residents of Fulton County who are not related to you, have known you for at least one month and are at least 18 years of age to fill out the endorsement sections of the applications attesting to your good moral character. Present the notary public commission application in person at any Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court’s office along with verification of your Fulton County residency such as a driver’s license or a valid Fulton County voter registration card. The fee is $51.00. Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, money order or debit or credit card.
A notary commission in the State of Georgia is four (4) years.
You can renew your notary commission a minimum of 30 days before your commission expiration date by logging on to the GSCCA website at www.gsccca.org and completing the online renewal application. You may then present your application along with your notary training certificate of completion and a certified background check (issued by an area law enforcement office -no more than 30 days old) in person at any Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Court’s Office or mail it to 136 Pryor St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303 ATTN: Notary Division. The cost to apply in person is $51.00. Renewals by mail are $56.00. NOTE: It is imperative to renew your commission prior to your expiration date. Once your commission has expired, you will need to apply as a new applicant and all new applications require in person submissions.
For more information on being a Notary Public and the specific rules and regulations governing your commission you can visit the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority website at www.gsccca.org. Here you can view the basic notarial guidelines, purchase an official Georgia Notary Handbook ($10.00) and even take an online course to keep your knowledge and skills sharp during your commission.
No, passports can only be paid for using check, money order or cashier's check. *Passport Processing Fees ($35 per application) can be paid using cash, in-state check, money order, cashier's check or credit cards.
• DS-11 (Passport Application)
• Original or Certified Birth Certificate w/ parental information shown
• Check or Money Order
• Passport Photo’s with a white or light gray background (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart)
• State or Government Issued ID
• Expedited Service 2-3 weeks
To obtain your passport sooner, please contact the U.S. Department of State's Regional Passport office located at 230 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. 1-877-487-2778You must be within a 14 day window of your travel date and have proof of travel.
*Yes, if it was issued over 15 years ago You can renew by mail if all of the following are TRUE •Your most recent US passport book is undamaged and can be submitted with your application •Was issued within the last 15 years •Was at least 16 years old when your most recent passport book and/or card was issued •Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government issued document evidencing your legal name change.
•US Passport Card-is valid when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. NOT VALID FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BY AIR
•10 years for adults
•5 years for minors under age 16
No; however, •You may contact the official Department of State website at travel.state.gov or contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) via toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7793) and NPIC@state.gov. Customer Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.- 10:00p.m. Eastern Time (excluding federal holidays). Automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For life or death emergencies (after hours) 1-202-647-4000 •NPIC@state.gov
The passport fees for applicants are as follows: •Routine Service for adults age 16 and older-$110.00, for minors $80.00. •Expedited Service for adults $170.00, for minors $80.00 •Overnight Return Service from US Dept of State, adults $186.48 and minors $156.48 •Separate Processing Fee for Clerk of Superior Court is $35.00 per application (Cash, In- state check, money order, cashier's check or credit card)
You can find those forms in the Acceptance Facility or on travel.state.gov
No. If you have questions regarding a property, deed or lien index, you must conduct the research or contact a title search company.
404-613-5286 or 404-613-5287
By visiting Superior Court Record room you verify if the trade name y is being used by another party in Fulton County. If the name is not in use, then you must submit a trade name application and a one hundred sixty-one dollars and fifty cent ($163.50) processing fee. You can obtain a copy of the trade name application by clicking on the link below. Once completed you may file it with the Superior Clerk Recording division Located at: 136 Pryor Street SW Suite TG200 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 or send a self-addressed envelope to the address above.
Trade Name Application