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Property tax records are maintained by the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office. To permanently change your mailing address you must submit a written request to the Board of Tax Assessors. This may be done by mail, fax, or in person. The fax number is 404-893-6626. The mailing address is 235 Peachtree Street, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303. You may also visit one of the following convenient locations: South Service Center 5600 Stonewall Tell Road College Park, GA 30349 North Service Center 7741 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30350 Alpharetta Service Center 3155 Royal Drive, Suite 175 Alpharetta, GA 30022
City of Fairburn property tax bills are mailed at the end of October of each year. Payment must be received on or before the due date of December 15 to avoid penalty and interest. Payments can be made in person or mailed to Fairburn City Hall, 56 Malone Street, Fairburn, GA 30213.
1% interest is added on January 1 and each month thereafter until paid.
A 10% penalty is added on March 16 which is 90 days after the due date of December 15.
Collections fees are charged as they are incurred.
Tax liens are sold on the first Tuesday in September of each year. The location of the sale is the Council Chambers in the Fairburn City Hall.
The 2018 millage rate is 9.566 mills, and is comprised of 8.1 mills for M&O and 1.466 mills for G.O. Bonds.
Please contact Stephanie Gibson Property Tax / Sr. Accountant City of Fairburn 770-964-2244 Ext. 113
You should call or visit the Court Clerk’s Office in advance to have your court date reset. If you are located out of state, your arraignment date can be reset via e-mail or fax. Once received, you must fax or e-mail the signed copy of your reset notice to the court clerk, in lieu of signing in person.
You may complete your community service through any Georgia non-profit (501c3). This includes, but is not limited to: churches, Goodwill, animal rescues, Salvation Army, etc. Please communicate any issues or questions through the Court Services Office. In order for our office to accept the community service hours, you must turn in an official letter from the organization with your name and the hours you completed with them. The letter must be on official letterhead and you must turn it in to the Court Clerk’s Office, with a time sheet, signed by representative of organization. It must include contact information and/or business card. Please do not contact Mr. Stokes if you are completing community service through a non-profit. Please note: this office does not accept 2-for-1 credit for community service hours.
If your property presently is under appeal you will receive a temporary tax bill with a value set at the higher of the taxpayer return value or 85% of the proposed value set by the Board of Tax Assessors. This bill must be paid by the due date in order to avoid interest, penalty, collection fees, and tax lien. A refund or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is settled.
All taxes remaining unpaid after the city and county due dates are delinquent and are subject to interest and penalties. Interest accrues on the day after the due date and each following month thereafter. The interest rate as of July 1, 2016 changed to "an annual rate equal to the bank prime loan rate as posited by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in statistical release H.15 or any publication that may supersede it, plus 3% to accrue monthly." Interest accrued prior to July 1, 2016 will remain at one (1%) per month.
The penalty schedule also changed on July 1, 2016 as follows:
1) Within 120 days after the due date, then a first penalty of 5% of the amount the tax due and unpaid is assessed;
2) After 120 days of the date of imposition of the first penalty, a second penalty of 5% of any tax amount remaining due is imposed;
3) After 120 days of the dates of imposition of the second penalty, a third penalty of the 5% of any tax amount remaining due is imposed; and
4) After 120 days of the date of imposition of the third penalty, a fourth penalty of 5% of any tax amount remaining due is imposed.
The 2019 millage rate is 9.73 mills and is comprised of 8.1 mills for M&O and 1.63 mills for G.O. Bonds.
Please contact Stephanie Gibson Property Tax / Sr.Accountant City of Fairburn 770-964-2244 Ext. 113
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm., call City of Fairburn Utilities at 770-969-3481. At all other times, call toll-free 866-296-8834 and they will notify the electric department.
Please visit City Hall at 56 Malone Street S.W. Fairburn, GA 30213 to start new service or make payments on your account. Learn more and access the Application for New Residential Service (PDF) or Application for New Commercial Services (PDF) in Fairburn.
After reporting the outage to the Utility Department at 770-969-3481 during business hours or the after-hours number at (866)-296-8834, unplug all non-essential appliances. Also, keep refrigerators and freezer doors closed. Continually opening and closing these doors will result in faster loss of cold air.
Yes, credit card payments are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal, and American Express. Pay utility bills online here.
The City maintains the water lines in the street up to the curb box. The curb box is the shut off valve located near the sidewalk or street. The property owner is responsible for water lateral repairs from the curb box to the house. The water meter is maintained by the City. The City maintains the sewer mains in the street. The property owner is responsible for repairs to the sewer from its connection to the main into the house.
To request a new container please contact 770.969.3481