Property Appeals

Appealing your property value

If you disagree with the Current Year Value on your 2018 assessment notice, you may file an appeal using one of the options below. If you wish to appeal, you must do so before the appeal deadline date printed on your notice.  Due to the volume of appeals, the resolution may take some time. Therefore, please be patient while our staff work diligently to resolve appeals.

If your appeal has not been resolved when tax bills are mailed later this year, you must still pay the  temporary bill to avoid penalties and fees. Once your appeal is resolved, the Tax Commissioner’s office will recalculate the bill based on the final value.  Billing questions can be answered by contacting the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s office at 404-613-6100.

 

METHODS TO APPEAL

  1. ONLINE FILING

Filing online allows our office to receive and process your appeal more quickly.   Additionally, it alleviates your appeal being lost when using standard mail. We are excited to launch our new self-service tools which include online real and business personal property appeal filing.

Previously, we used an Appeal Resolution Center to accept appeals.  Our new SmartFile system allows users to more easily track the status of their appeal.  With SmartFile you can begin filing an appeal and save the transaction until you have completed answering all questions and uploaded supporting documentation or photographs.  Do not click the submit button to file the appeal until you are satisfied with all of the information you have entered and attached any documents or photos.  Once you submit the appeal you will not be able to make any modifications or add additional documentation.  After filing the appeal, you will receive a confirmation email with your filing ID number.

If you have questions regarding online services, contact our office at 404-612-6440.

Click on the link below to be directed to the Online Services page to begin filing an appeal.

Online Services

 

2. MANUAL FILING

While we encourage online filing, if you wish to file an appeal manually, click the link below to access an appeal form.  Mail or hand-deliver the completed form to our office at 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.  If you elect to write an appeal letter instead of using the form, please include the following information in your letter:

  • Parcel Identification Number (Property ID number)
  • Property Address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Specify your appeal method (Board of Equalization, Arbitration or Hearing Officer) Note: Additional fees apply  when choosing Arbitration and Hearing Officer
  • State your estimate of the value of your property as of January 1, 2018
  • Specify whether you want to be billed at 85% or 100% of the assessed value while your appeal is being resolved (If you do not specify an appeal method or billing percentage, your appeal will be selected for Board of Equalization and 85% billing.  Pursuant to Georgia law, 85% billing will apply the lower of the current or prior year assessed value).
  • Attach any supporting documentation to support your reason for filing the appeal

 

While it is not required, we highly suggest you mail the appeal using certified mail for proof of delivery.  Appeals must be postmarked on or before the last date to file shown on the notice of assessment.  Appeals received or postmarked after the last day to a file will not be accepted. The Board of Assessors cannot be held responsible for undelivered mail.

Note: Appeals will not be accepted via email for fax.  Also, if you file manually, you will not be able to access your appeal through the SmartFile system.

2018 Appeal of Assessment Form