County Property Tax Facts Clayton

Tax Commissioner

Terry Baskin
Administration Annex 3 2nd Floor
121 S McDonough St
Jonesboro GA 30236-3694
(770)477-3311
Tags: (770)477-3331
Fax: (770)477-3326 
Email: mailto:terry.baskin@co.clayton.ga.us
Website: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/tax-commissioner.aspx
Pay Tax Online: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/tax-commissioner/pay-property...

Chairman of the Board of Tax Assessors

William Lawson
P K Dixon Annex 2 2nd Floor
121 S McDonough St
Jonesboro GA  30236-3694
(770)477-3285
Fax: (770)477-4566

Chief Appraiser

Rodney McDaniel
P K Dixon Annex 2 2nd Floor
121 S McDonough St
Jonesboro GA  30236-3694
(770)477-3285
Fax: (770)477-4566
Email: rodney.mcdaniel@co.clayton.ga.us
Website: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/tax-assessor.aspx
Property Records: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/tax-assessor/property-search-...

Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners

Jeffrey Turner
112 Smith Street
Jonesboro GA  30236-3694
(770)477-3208
Fax: (770)477-3217
Website: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/board-of-commissioners.aspx
 

Regular Homestead - $10,000 (SB661, 1992)

May have this or double exemption (Does not apply to debt retirement on bonds.)

Double Homestead - $14,000 (HB219, 1993)

1) Must be 65 on January 1st of year filing
2) Must bring proof of age
3) Taxable income cannot exceed $10,000
4) Must bring proof of income (Does apply to county and school bonds.)

Floating Homestead - House Bill #1654

1) Must be 62 years on January 1st of year filing
2) Federal adjusted gross income for household must be less than $30,000
3) Must bring proof of income
4) County would determine base year, which would be previous year's value and amount of floating exemption is difference in "base year" and "current year" valuation.  Base year value changes with additions or deletions to property.  (Does not apply to debt retirement on county or school bonds.)

School Exemption - $10,000

1) Must be 62 on January 1st of the year filing
2) Net income for applicant and spouse for preceding year cannot exceed 10,000
3) Must bring proof of income to office.  (Applies to school bonds only)

Total School Exemption

By Age: (SB261, 1995)
1) Must be 65 on January 1st of the year filing
2) Must bring proof of age
3) Can only get exemption on house and five acres

By Disability (No Age Requirement):

1) Must be 100% disabled from work and have letters from two doctors licensed in the State of Georgia stating disability
2) Can only get exemption on house and five acres
3) Total gross income from all sources for all persons residing in the home for preceding year cannot exceed $30,000
4) Must bring tax return and proof of other income to office

Veterans Exemption - *60,000 plus

There are five ways to be eligible (all pertaining to disability).  Call (770)473-5902 to obtain a copy of requirements. 

Unremarried Surviving Spouse 

The veterans exemption of $ *60,000 plus is extended to the unremarried surviving spouse (see above).

*60,000 Plus an Additional Sum - The additional sum is determined according to an index rate set by United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
 

Clayton County is on the 12-month staggered registration system.  Vehicle tags are sold at:

Administration Annex 3, 2nd Floor
121 S  McDonough Street          
Jonesboro GA 30236
(770)477-3331
(770)477-3314 (fax)

1388 Southlake Plaza Dr
Morrow GA 30260

Hours:

Monday & Tuesday 8:00 - 6:00
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30
 

Information on this page is based on the best information available.