2016 Calendar
Event

  Event Begins   Event Deadline
Property Tax Return Submittal – Residential and Commercial Property (not required)  
  January 1   April 1
         
Property Tax Return submittal – Personal Property (marine, aircraft, and business inventory) (filing required) 
  January 1   April 1 (without penalty)
         
Annual Notice of Assessments Issued Residential and Commercial Property (Notices are mailed USPS and are viewable on our website as soon as they are mailed)  
  Beginning of April    
         
Annual Notice of Assessments Issued Personal Property (marine, aircraft, and business inventory)  
  Beginning of May    
         
Property Appeal Electronic Filing  
  Date printed on your Annual Notice of Assessment   45 days from the date printed on your Annual Notice of Assessment
         
Appraiser Field Visits
(Routine visits to thousands of Gwinnett properties each year to verify existing or new construction data, obtain exterior measurements, and photos of properties)  
  January 1   December 31

Residential & Commercial Property Returns

A 2016 Residential or Commercial Real Property Return is not required. Filing a return is helpful for the following situations:

  • You purchased real estate property during  the 2015 calendar year and our records do not indicate you are the owner. Note: If the Tax Assessor’s Office already has record of your purchase, you do not need to file a Property Return.
  • If your property has been renovated or has had substantial damage during the 2015 calendar year.

File your 2016 Real Estate Property Return Electronically


Personal Property Returns

If you own a business with furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, and/or inventory, an airplane, or a boat and/or motor as of January 1 , you are required to file a return by April 1. You are responsible for reporting all taxable personal property or penalties will be assessed. Filing your return electronically will be available beginning January 5.

To file your Personal Property Return electronically, you will need the e-File security number located on your Personal Property Return form mailed to you in January 2016. 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 Personal.Property@gwinnettcounty.com.

Important notice: If you are submitting your return by mail, metered mail will not be accepted as proof of a timely property tax return. Only the USPS cancellation stamp will be considered when determining if the return has been filed on time.


Annual Notice of Assessments

Most residential and commercial property Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed during the first week of April 2016.

Marine, aircraft, and tangible business inventory 2016 Annual Notice of Assessments will begin to be mailed in May 2016.

Learn more about Annual Notice of Assessments
View prior years’ Annual Notice of Assessments


Property Appeal Season 2016

Your property appeal rights extend for 45 days from the date on your 2016 Annual Notice of Assessment. Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed in the beginning of April for residential and commercial real estate properties and mid-May for personal property (marine, aircraft, and tangible business inventory). 

Learn more about residential and commercial real estate property appeals
Learn more about personal property appeals (marine, aircraft, and tangible business inventory)


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 upon the transfer of a vehicle. The title tax is 7 percent of the state's determined value. If you disagree with the value, you must appeal to the Board of Assessors no later than 45 days of the payment of your title ad valorem 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 odometer reading. If the 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, call 770.822.7288 or email MotorVehicleAppraiser@gwinnettcounty.com


Appraisal Staff Conducting Field Visits

Gwinnett County Assessor’s real estate appraisal staff visits several thousand properties throughout the county each year. Field visits are a routine process completed by either a County appraiser or a contracted appraiser from LMC or Tyler Technologies. Gwinnett County vehicles will be clearly marked with emblems and personnel will have picture IDs and business cards.

Routine 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  taxpayer.services@gwinnettcounty.com

Thank you for allowing us to ensure the accuracy of our records.


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

Our office maintains property ownership records as we are notified of changes in ownership from the Gwinnett County Real Estate Division’s deed room.  For more information and copies of deeds or plats, please contact Gwinnett Courts deed and land records.