Full city services, low taxes
Marietta property taxes are the lowest of any city with more than 10,000 residents in metro Atlanta.
Assessment Notice Includes An Estimation of Taxes
The Cobb County Tax Assessors office mails annual assessment notices to all owners of taxable property before July 1. This notice includes an estimate of taxes based on the prior year millage rates and the current year value. This is only an estimate and does not include exemptions for people living in cities.
The Marietta Tax Division's major responsibility is to ensure effective management of all taxes levied by the city including real estate, personal property, Downtown Marietta Development Authority (DMDA) and public utilities
Send tax bills to taxpayers, collect payments and report all revenue to the Finance Department.
Assist, guide and inform the citizens of the city of Marietta on matters concerning tax issues.
Manage approximately 22,000 tax accounts each year.
Eliminated state grant increases homeowners' property tax bills
The Homeowner's Tax Relief Grant enacted by the Georgia General Assembly was not funded in the 2009 State budget, resulting in an increase for Marietta homeowners' 2009 property tax bills. This amount was paid previously on the property owner's behalf by the state and is not a city of Marietta tax increase.
The increases will range between $22.93 for properties that have the school tax exemption and $166.69 for properties that do not have the school tax exemption.
If your taxes are paid from an escrow account through your mortgage lender, you may want to notify them so the escrow payment amount can be adjusted accordingly.
In 1999, the governor and General Assembly appropriated the grant to counties, cities and schools, giving tax relief to homeowners in the form of a tax bill credit. According to legislation passed this year (House Bill 143), the grant will only be made available in the future if state revenues grow at least 3 percent plus the rate of inflation.
Important dates and deadlines
Ownership and occupancy requirements
Age requirements for exemptions for elderly
Disability requirements for the disabled
Property taxed according to status
Jan. 1 - April 1
Real and personal property tax returns (Cobb County)
By April 1
All homestead exemption applications
Taxes are due 60 days after they are mailed.