Office hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, but closed on legal holidays. All public information is available for review and we can make copies for a nominal fee. We are located in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
On January 11, 2013, Gwinnett County mailed aircraft, business and marine tangible personal property tax return forms. We encourage you to file return forms electronically by using our new eFile Tax Return system. All holders of tangible business assets, which include business inventory, equipment, furniture and fixtures and owners of boats and aircraft must file an annual tangible personal property tax return. For step-by-step instructions on using the eFile System, please click here.
We accept Personal Property Tax Returns from January 1 to April 1. 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 personal property or penalties will be assessed. We mail Personal Property Tax Return forms as a courtesy, but not receiving one does not relieve your responsibility for filing a return. Forms are available on this webpage or you may contact the Personal Property Division at 770.822.7220.
Distributors and or manufacturing businesses may be eligible for an inventory exemption. Click here for more information.
A state law passed in 2011 now requires counties to send an assessment notice to all property owners every year. The notice must follow state guidelines and include an estimate of proposed taxes based on the current year's assessed value and the previous year's tax rate. Personal property notices are typically mailed in mid-May. The notice explains appeal rights in detail.
Personal Property Tax Appeals
Georgia's property tax statutes states, "the time for filing notice of appeal shall be 45 days" from the date of the Annual Notice of Current Assessment. Appeals must be made in writing and either hand-delivered to our office or USPS postmarked within the 45-day period. There are no exceptions. The filing of your appeal will not be accepted via e-mail or fax. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding appeals can be found here.
Important notice: Metered mail will not be accepted as proof of a timely filing of a tax return or appeal. Only the USPS cancellation stamp will be considered when determining if either has been filed on time.