Homestead and school tax exemptions
If you own residential property within Marietta city limits and you live on that property, you qualify for a $4,000 homestead exemption and the state credit exemption.
To qualify for school tax exemption, your property must be owner-occupied and you must be 62 years of age by Jan. 1 of the qualifying year. You must provide proof of age (copy of drivers license, birth certificate, Georgia state identification card, etc.). School tax exemption is granted for no more than one acre of land.
If you are totally disabled, please indicate that on the exemption form and submit the appropriate documents with the form for additional exemptions. (See form for documents requested.)
Be sure to complete all of the information that applies to you. If you return the form by mail or courier and send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we will send you a signed copy of your form.
Homestead, school tax and disability exemptions may be filed all year long, but to qualify for the current year exemption, you must occupy the property by Jan. 1 and apply by April 1. That is the absolute deadline for filing—all forms filed after April 1 will be processed for the following year. Even if you qualify for any or all of the exemptions, you will not receive the exemptions for that year if you do not meet the deadline. Applications postmarked by the due date are accepted.
If you have already applied for your exemption, you do not have to reapply.
All returns (change of ownership) must be filed with the Cobb County Tax Assessor’s Office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Suite 200, Marietta, Ga., 30064, 770-528-8600.