Residential & Commercial Real 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 must 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

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

Georgia law requires that the County Board of Tax Assessors provide an Annual Notice of Assessment to the owner of taxable property. An Annual Notice of Assessment is not a tax bill. The notice informs the property owner of the current fair market value as calculated by the Board of Tax Assessors and the appraisal staff, as well as provides the property owner the assessed value (40 percent of the fair market value) of their property (O.C.G.A. 48-5-7). The annual property tax bill will be based on the assessed value (40 percent of the fair market value) unless subsequently adjusted following an appeal. The notice also includes estimated taxes that are based on the previous year's millage rate and the current year's value. The actual tax bill, which is usually issued in August, will be calculated on the millage rates set by the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education for 2015. Those rates are usually decided between June and July after the notice of assessment is issued. Because this is only an estimate, your actual tax bill may be more or less than this estimate. The estimate may not include all eligible exemptions, fees, i.e., stormwater, solid waste, or streetlights, which may appear on your tax bill.

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)