Appraisal Staff Conducting Field Visits
The appraisal staff of the Gwinnett County Tax Assessors’ Office will be visiting several thousand properties throughout the county between now and March 2014. This is a routine process that is completed by either a County appraiser or a contracted appraiser from the companies of LMC or CLT. Each of the appraisers will be displaying a Gwinnett County photo ID.
This inspection includes verifying existing or new construction data and may include obtaining exterior measurements and taking photos of the property. The appraiser may ask simple and brief questions concerning the property.
During the inspection of residential property, the appraisers will knock on the door to announce their presence and introduce themselves before beginning an exterior review of the property. All communications may occur through your locked door. There is no requirement for an interior inspection of your property. Our appraisers will not request entrance. If anyone who claims to be from our office demands entrance to your home, please call 911. When no one is available to meet with the appraiser, information will be left to advise you of our visit.
Thank you for allowing us to ensure the accuracy of our records.
Property Returns Due April 1
Personal Property Returns are being accepted between January 1 and April 1, 2014. If you own a business with furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, and/or inventory, an airplane, or a boat and/or motor, you must file a return. You are responsible for reporting all taxable property or penalties will be assessed. As a courtesy, on January 10, 2014, Gwinnett County will begin mailing forms to all accounts that existed in 2013.
A Taxpayer's Return of Residential/Commercial Property is not required. Filing a return is helpful for the following situations:
- If you purchased residential or commercial property during the 2013 calendar year and our records do not currently indicate you as the owner. You do not need to file a return if the Tax Assessors’ Office already has record of your purchase.
- If the property has been renovated or has had substantial damage during the 2013 calendar year.
Motor Vehicle Title Ad Valorem Tax
Effective March 1, 2013, House Bill 386 removed the sales tax and the annual ad valorem tax on newly purchased vehicles. These taxes were replaced with a new title tax of 6.5 percent.
How does this affect you?
The Georgia Department of Revenue has provided educational tools to show you how you might be affected and what options are available to you. Check out the Title Ad Valorem Tax Calculator.
If you need to file a motor vehicle related appeal or if you need to review the status of an appeal, please contact us at 770.822.7288.