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For questions regarding your tax BILL, please contact the Tax Commissioner's office.
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PROPERTY TAX RETURNS
The deadline for filing an application for a homestead exemption in Hart County for the current years digest is March 1, however you may file year round, this is the cutoff for receiving the exemption for the current digest year. Application for homestead exemption is made with the Board of Tax Assessors in the county. Failure to apply by the deadline will result in loss of the exemption for that year.
local homestead exemptions are offered in this county:
The City of Hartwell has also elected to exempt 40% of all qualified inventory.
The deadline for filing an application for freeport exemption with the Board of Tax Assessors is April 1 to receive the full exemption. For more information on freeport exemptions click here.
AD VALOREM TAX PAYMENTS
* 2004 Taxes – 12/20/04
* 2000 Taxes - 12/20/00
* 1997 Taxes - 01/20/98
After these deadlines interest at the rate of 1% per month is charged. Additionally, a penalty of 10% will apply to all taxes that are not paid within 90 days of the deadline (no penalty if tax is on a homestead and less than $500). For more information on tax payment deadlines click here.
AD VALOREM TAX REFUNDS
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Vehicle owners must renew their registration and pay the ad valorem tax every year with the Tax Commissioner during the 30 day period which ends on their birthday. If the vehicle is owned by more than one person, then the birthday of the person's name that appears first on the title is used to determine the registration period. Newly acquired vehicles must be registered within 30 days; the owner would then come back in during the 30 day period which ends on their birthday to pay the ad valorem tax. For more information on motor vehicle ad valorem taxation click here.
MOBILE HOME TAXATION
Mobile Home Location Permits Taxpayers locating a mobile home in Hart County must apply to the Tax Commissioner for a location permit within 30 days of permanent placement of the home in the county and then annually thereafter between January 1 and May 1. Mobile homes that are temporarily located in the county and are owned by a business that is not located in the county should notify the Board of Tax Assessors of their presence to avoid being cited for failure to apply for the location permit.
Mobile Home Returns Owners of mobile homes that are located in the county on January 1 must return the mobile home for taxation to the Tax Commissioner on or before May 1 of each year at the same time they apply for the location permit. For more information on mobile homes click here.
The tax for recording the note is at the rate of $1.50 for each $500.00 or fractional part of the face amount of the note. For more information on the intangible recording tax click here.
There are no local ordinances pertaining to ad valorem taxation.
There are no independent city school systems in this county.
The Tax Commissioner is not responsible for collecting fees for garbage, fire, and street lights. The City of Hartwell collects these fees at P.O. Box 309, Hartwell, Ga. 30643; Phone: (706)376-4756.
The Tax Commissioner is not responsible for collecting city ad valorem taxes on real and personal property. The City of Hartwell collects city tax at P.O. Box 309, Hartwell, Ga. 30643; Phone: (706)376-4756.