Homestead exemptions have been enacted to reduce the burden of ad valorem taxation for Georgia homeowners. Homestead exemptions are available to all homeowners who occupy the property as of January 1 of the application year.
Property owners must not be receiving a homestead exemption on any other property, including properties in other Georgia counties or in other states. Married couples are considered by law as a single family unit; therefore, only one homestead exemption between husband and wife may be claimed. Also, all vehicles owned by the applicant and spouse must be registered in Richmond County.
Homestead exemptions do not exempt applicants from such fees as solid waste and street lights.
For homestead exemptions please contact the Tax Commissioners Office at 706-821-2391 or their website Richmond County Tax Commissioner.