For Your Information
January 1-April 1: Return Period
You will be mailed an assessment notice if your assessment on your property has been changed. This gives you the right to appeal. You have 45 days from the postmarked date to make your appeal in writing to the Tax Assessors office.
If you made a "return" on your property (January 1-April 1 you will receive an assessment notice. The Board of Assessors reviews your return and may or may not have made changes to your previous assessment. This information will be reflected on the assessment notice. The same 45 day filing period for appeals applies.
Please remember: By law, you are not eligible to appeal the Fair Market Value of your property unless you receive an assessment notice. (A return will guarantee an assessment notice.)
The Appeal Process
The duty of the Tax Assessors office is to place a Fair Market Value on all property. Fair Market Value is defined by law as being the amount a willing buyer and willing seller agree on in an arms length transaction.
October-December: Tax Bills Issued
Once the digest is approved by the state, tax bills are issued from the Tax Commissioner's office. Tax bills are due 60 days from the date they are mailed. Payments are to be made to the Habersham County Tax Commissioner.
The information on this page is generalized and subject to change according to law. This information is for reference use only. Should you need further information or details contact: Habersham County Tax Assessors Office, 555 Monroe St., Unit 26, Clarkesville, Georgia, 30523, 706-839-0100. Physical address: 115 Beaver Dam Road, Clarkesville, Ga., Lower portion of Habersham Electric Membership Corporation Building