County Property Tax Facts Clarke

Tax Commissioner

Toni Meadow
325 E Washington St Ste 250
P O Box 1768
Athens GA 30601
(706)613-3120
Fax: (706)613-3129
Email: toni.meadow@athensclarkecounty.com  
Website: http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/tc
Pay Tax Online: www.athensclarkecounty.com/tc

Chairman of the Board of Tax Assessors

Joseph E Bradberry
325 E Washington St Ste 280
Athens GA 30601-4516
(706)613-3140
Fax: (706)613-3146

Chief Appraiser

Kirk Dunagan
325 E Washington St Ste 280
Athens GA 30601-4516
(706)613-3140
Fax: (706)613-3146
Email: kirk.dunagan@athensclarkecounty.com  
Website: http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/taxassessor  
Property Records: http://www.qpublic.net/clarke/

Chairman of the County Governing Authority

Nancy Denson Mayor
301 College St Ste 300
Athens GA 30606
(706)613-3010
Fax: (706) 613-3033
Website: http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/mayor
 

The following local homestead exemptions are offered in this county:

Code

Exemption Type

County
General

County
Bond

School
General

School
Bond

Age

    Other

Ga. Law

S1

Regular

10,000

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

SC

Age 65

10,000

 

Floating

 

 

 

SB861, 1992
HB1719, 2002

S3

Age 62 – Net Income of Applicant and Spouse is less than $10,000

10,000

 

10,000

10,000

62

(2)

 

S4

Age 65 - Net Income of Applicant and Spouse is less than $10,000

10,000

4,000

Floating

10,000

65

(2)
 

SB861, 1992
HB1719, 2002 

S5

100% Disabled Veteran; Unremarried Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran

64,960

64,960

64,960

64,960

 

100%
disability

 

SD

Age 65 - 100% Disabled Veteran; Unremarried Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran

64,960

64,960

Floating

64,960

65

100% disability
 

SB861, 1992
HB1719, 2002

SS

Unremarried Surviving Spouse of US Service Member killed in action

64,960

64,960

64,960

64,960

 

 

 

SE

Age 65 - Unremarried Surviving Spouse of US Service Member killed in action

64,960

64,960

Floating

64,960

65

 

SB861, 1992
HB1719, 2002

SG

Unremarried Surviving Spouse of a Firefighter or Peace Officer killed in the line of duty

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

 

 

S6

Age 62 – Federal Adjusted Gross Income of Applicant and all other persons residing in the home is less than $30,000

Floating on home
and up to 5 acres of land

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

S8

Age 62 – Federal Adjusted Gross Income of Applicant and all other persons residing in the home is less than $30,000 AND net income of Applicant and Spouse is less than $10,000

Floating on home and up to 5 acres of land

 

10,000

10,000

 

 

 

S9

Age 65 -Federal Adjusted Gross Income 
of Applicant and all other persons residing in the home is less than $30,000 AND net income of Applicant and Spouse is less than $10,000

Floating on home and up to 5 acres of land

4,000

Floating

10,000

 

 

SB861, 1992
HB1719, 2002

 

(1) Excludes social security and pension.
(2) Includes all income of everyone in household.
(3) 100% on home and up to 10 contiguous acres of land AND $2,000 on balance of value
(4) 100% on home and up to 10 contiguous acres of land AND $4,000 on balance of value
(5) 100% on home and up to 10 contiguous acres of land AND $64,960 on balance of value
(6) 100% on home and up to 10 contiguous acres of land

Homestead Valuation Freeze - School tax valuations do not increase as the result of reassessment for homeowners 65 or over.  Application must be made in the Office of the Tax Commissioner, Room 250, Clarke County Courthouse before April 1 the year following the taxpayer's 65th birthday.  
 

Clarke County is on the 12-month staggered registration system.  Hours are from 8:00 - 5:00, Monday - Friday.  Phone:  (706)613-3130.  
 

Information on this page was current as of 3/21/2016.