State of Georgia Property Tax City of Athens Assessor

Athens - Clarke County Tax Assessor
325 East Washington Street
Athens - Clarke County Courthouse, Suite 280
Athens, Georgia 30601
Contact Info:
(706) 613 3146 (Fax)
The City of Athens Tax Assessor's Office is located in Athens, Georgia.
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Where is the City of Athens Tax Assessor's Office?

City of Athens is a locality in Clarke County, Georgia.While many other municipalities assess property taxes on a county basis, City of Athens has its own tax assessor's office.

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City of Athens Assessor's Office Services

The City of Athens Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within City of Athens, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. The City of Athens assessor's office can help you with many of your property tax related issues, including:

Property Tax Appraisals
The City of Athens Tax Assessor will appraise the taxable value of each property in his jurisdiction on a yearly basis, based on the features of the property and the fair market value of comparable properties in the same neighbourhood. The assessor's office can provide you with a copy of your property's most recent appraisal on request.
Property Renovations and Re-Appraisals
If you renovate your property (such as by adding living space, bedrooms, or bathrooms), the City of Athens Assessor will re-appraise your home to reflect the value of your new additions. Renovations may be reported to the Assessor's Office by the zoning board, contractors, or by the homeowner themselves. Unreported renovations will generally be discovered by the Assessor during the next on-site appraisal of the property. The Assessor may also re-appraise a property in the event of significant damage
Paying Your Property Tax
The City of Athens Tax Assessor can provide you with a copy of your property tax assessment, show you your property tax bill, help you pay your property taxes, or arrange a payment plan. Payments may be made to the county tax collector or treasurer instead of the assessor.
Homestead Exemptions
The City of Athens Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the City of Athens homestead exemption, which can provide a modest property tax break for properties which are used as the primary residence of their owners. Additional exemptions might be available for farmland, green space, veterans, or others. Call the Assessor's Office and ask for details.
Property Tax Appeals
If you believe your house is unfairly over-assessed, the City of Athens Tax Assessor can provide you with a tax appeal form and inform you of the tax appeal process. If your appeal is accepted, your property valuation (and property taxes) will be adjusted accordingly.

For more details about taxes in Clarke County, or to compare property tax rates across Georgia, see the Clarke County property tax page.