In Georgia, a Homestead Exemption is a reduction in property taxes that a homeowner must pay.
This exemption is available to homeowners who live in the home that they own and is based on the assessed value of the property.
The exemption amount varies by county, but generally, it reduces the taxable value of the property by a certain amount, typically around $2,000 to $20,000.
Homestead exemptions are available to homeowners who are Georgia residents and own and occupy their home as their primary residence on January 1 of the tax year for which they are applying.
You can apply for those exemptions at the local county tax commissioner’s office.