What's Happening in 2014

2014 Annual Notices of Assessment
Georgia law requires that every owner of taxable property receive an Annual Notice of Assessment.

The 2014 Residential and Commercial Notice of Assessments were mailed on April 4, 2014. Since 2008, the Assessors’ Office has decreased the tax value on more than 93 percent of all residential properties in Gwinnett County. Property tax laws were amended for the 2011 tax year requiring the selling prices of foreclosures, auctions, and short sales be considered in establishing the tax values of surrounding properties. A super majority of the property transfers that took place in 2011 and 2012 were some type of forced sales. Thus, these sales had a huge effect on tax values. The real estate market has recently rebounded. Foreclosures and bank sales have slowed significantly and selling prices have jumped considerably when compared to previous tax values. Approximately 30,000 residential notices will reflect either no change in tax value or a decrease in tax value compared to 2013. However, the majority of residential notices will reflect an increase in County appraised value compared to the prior year. The commercial property market is also improving; however, the result is not as dramatic as the residential market.

The notices also include estimated taxes that are based on the previous year's millage rate and the current year's value. The actual tax bill you receive will be based on the tax rates set by the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education later this year. As a result, your actual tax bill may be more or less than this estimate. The estimate may not include all eligible exemptions.

To learn more about how the Tax Assessor appraises residential and commercial properties, visit the  Real Property Appraisal webpage.

View Your Annual Notice of Assessment  

File Your 2014 Residential and Commercial Appeals
Property owners have the right to appeal the information on the Notice of Assessment within 45 days of the date on the Assessment Notice. The 2014 residential and commercial property Notices of Assessment were mailed on April 4, 2014.

New for 2014: File Your Appeal Electronically
Residential and commercial property owners can file their 2014 appeals electronically.

Check the status of your 2014 Property Tax Appeal.

Mailing Address Changes
If you would like to update or change your property’s mailing address, please visit the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner's website to access the mailing address change form provided by the Tax Commissioner’s office.

Appraisal Staff Conducting Field Visits
The appraisal staff of the Gwinnett County Tax Assessors’ Office visits properties throughout the year as part of a routine County process. The visits are completed by either a County appraiser or a contracted appraiser from the companies of LMC or CLT. Each of the appraisers displays a Gwinnett County photo ID.

These visits include verifying existing or new construction data and can 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. 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.

Motor Vehicle Title Ad Valorem Tax
Effective January 1, 2014, the new title tax increased to 6.75 percent.

How does this affect you?
The Georgia Department of Revenue produces an estimate of value, which is required for use in determining the amount of “title tax” you owe upon the transfer of a vehicle. If you disagree with the value used, you must appeal to the Board of Tax Assessors within 45 days of the payment of the tax.

Please use the state’s PT311A-MV form to start the process. Please submit copies of the registration documents and photos of the vehicle along with the completed appeal form. Photos need to include all four sides, inside, damage (if any), and odometer reading. If this vehicle was recently purchased, please include the purchase price on the appeal form or provide a copy of the bill of sale. The appeal package may be mailed, emailed, or delivered to the Assessors’ Office. You may also schedule a visit to our location for a physical inspection. For more information, please email MotorVehicleAppraiser@gwinnettcounty.com or call 770.822.7288. You may also review our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.