DECATUR, GA – DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin J. Johnson reminds landowners of upcoming September 30 payment deadline. Payments can be made online at DeKalbTax.org; additional payment methods include drop box, mail or telephone. Tax invoices were sent in mid-August by post and e-mail to owners who have subscribed to electronic invoicing. City of Atlanta / DeKalb were posted from September 15 and are expected November 15.
To greet walk-in clients who pay their property tax bills at the Tax Commissioner’s office located on Memorial Drive, taxpayers will use the Extension Services entrance located at the front of the building from Monday, September 20 to Thursday, September 30.
“We encourage taxpayers to plan ahead and make payments well in advance before the September 30 deadline,” Johnson said. “Customers paying in person can expect long lines and wait times, or choose to pay online, by phone, by mail or by drop box to avoid delays. “
What taxpayers need to know before going to the central office to pay their bill:
- The first installment is due September 30. If you pay the full amount in one installment, it must be paid in full by September 30. The second installment is due on November 15. Please check your invoice for the amount due before the deadline.
- Remember to bring your tax bill stub and a Georgia ID or Georgia driver’s license.
- Acceptable payment methods include credit card, debit card, check or money order; processing fees apply to payments by credit / debit card.
- General parking is available on the extension services lot and on the property tax lot; disabled customers use the property tax entrance on Northern Avenue.
- Safety check, masks and temperature checks are required for service. Please consult theCOVID-19 security requirements before visiting any office.
To avoid long lines, waiting times and late fees, please consider the following payment methods:
- In line:dekalbtax.org/property-information. Credit / debit card payments are accepted; processing fees apply. There is no charge for payment by e-Check.
- Drop box:Convenient drop box available 24 hours a day in all three offices. Payment must be placed in the box before the due date (cash not accepted).
- Payment by phone:Call 770-336-7500, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payment does not apply to overdue payments from the previous year. Credit / debit card payments are accepted; processing fees apply.
- Mail:Payment by mail must be postmarked by the US Postal Service before the due date to avoid late fees; meter or kiosk postage dates are not accepted.
Tax bills reflect mileage rates set by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners and fair market values determined by the county property appraisal department. Taxpayers should be aware that in any tax year, tax bills may be higher due to an increase in the fair market value of a property, but may be offset by tax savings. (E-Host and exemptions). The deadline for appealing property appraisals was July; the deadline to apply for homestead exemptions was April 1, 2021.
“While we exercise our legal obligations, I want taxpayers to know that my office will do what it can to help them resolve their tax bill issues,” Johnson said. “I encourage homeowners to take the time to carefully review their tax bill and contact my office regarding special exemptions and seniors or contact the office of tax assessors with questions about the value of their property. . “
If you have any questions about property appraisals, call Property appraisal department at 404-371-0841. For any questions regarding the payment of taxes and exemptions, contact the Tax Commission at 404-298-4000 or [email protected]