Personal Property Returns

It’s time to file your 2015 Personal Property Return. 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. Electronic filing will be available from January 20 to April 1.

To file your Personal Property Return electronically, you will need the eFile security number located on the Personal Property Return form that was mailed on January 10, 2015. Step-by-step instructions are available for completing an online electronic Personal Property Return form.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Gwinnett County Assessor's office at 770.822.7220 or by email at

Important: Metered mail will not be accepted as proof of a timely filing of a tax return. Only the USPS cancellation stamp will be considered when determining if the return has been filed on time.

Residential & Commercial Real Property Returns

A 2015 Residential and Commercial Real Property Return is not required. Filing a return is helpful for the following situations:

  • If you purchased residential or commercial property during the 2014 calendar year and our records do not currently indicate you as the owner. You do not need to file a return if the Tax Assessor’s Office already has record of your purchase.
  • If your home has been renovated or has had substantial damage during the 2014 calendar year.

Your 2015 Residential and Commercial Real Property Return can be filed online.

Motor Vehicle Title Ad Valorem Tax

The Georgia Department of Revenue produces an estimate of value, which is required for use in determining the amount of title tax you owe. Effective January 1, 2015, the title tax increased from 6.75 percent to 7.0 percent. If you disagree with the value, you must appeal to the Board of Assessors within 45 days of the payment of the tax.

Please use the state’s PT311A-MV form to start the process. 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 the 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 Assessor’s Office. You may also schedule a visit to our location for a physical inspection. For more information, please call 770.822.7288 or email

Appraisal Staff Conducting Field Visits

Gwinnett County Assessor’s office appraisal staff will visit several thousand properties throughout the county in the coming months. Field visits are a routine process completed by either a county appraiser or a contracted appraiser from LMC or CLT. Gwinnett County vehicles will be clearly marked with emblems and personnel will have picture IDs and business cards.

The field visits consist of verifying existing or new construction data, obtaining exterior measurements, and taking photos of the property. Residential property field visits are exterior only inspections, which do not require entry into buildings or assistance by the resident. If you are not at home, the review will be conducted and an informational door hanger will be left. In some instances, inspections of commercial property may require some assistance, depending on the nature of the business. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Assessor's Office at 770.822.7200 or by email at

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