As a result of the record number of delays occurring with the U.S. Postal Service we encourage you to use our website to conduct services online. Use kiosks to renew and immediately get your decal in hand. If mail arrives postmarked by the deadline, it will be honored as received by the deadline.

April 1 is the deadline to apply for the current year.

  1. You must apply by April 1 to be eligible for an exemption that year. This date is governed by law.
  2. If you apply by April 1, we can help you. Once we have your timely application, we will determine if you qualify and inform you if other documentation is required and when. 
  3. Applications are accepted year-round. Apply by April 1 for the current year.
  4. Exemptions are subject to many nuanced rules and regulations, and once you apply, we can assist you. 

Who Should Apply

All homeowners who occupy their homes, seniors 62-64 or 65+, 100-percent disabled homeowners, surviving unremarried spouses of military, peace officers, or firefighters killed in the line of duty. 

Apply Here

If you already have an exemption, you do not need to reapply unless:

  • You are now 62 or older and are applying for a senior homestead exemption.
  • You become medically-disabled or have a new veteran status.
  • Or you have had any major changes to your deed.

If have any questions about your exemption, contact us at or 770-822-8800. 

S1R - Regular Homestead Exemption

Young Couple

If you own and live in your home, you are likely eligible for the Regular Homestead Exemption.
Apply online or contact us at or
770-822-8800 for assistance. 

L5A - Senior School Exemption

Senior Couple

If you are 65 years old as of Jan. 1, 2024, and your 2023 GA return line 15C is less than $116,728, you may be eligible for the Senior School Exemption (L5A).
Apply online or contact us at or
770-822-8800 for assistance. 

Exemptions: The Basics

  • You must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the application year; otherwise, the application, if approved, will be for the following year. 
  • You can have a homestead exemption on only one property.
  • Married couples by law can have only one homestead exemption between them.
  • All vehicles owned by the applicant and spouse must be registered to the Gwinnett County address before the April 1 deadline. Your driver's license must also reflect the correct address.
  • Once approved, the exemption automatically renews unless circumstances change and you become ineligible. Only apply again if there is a change in ownership, name, deed, or to qualify for a different exemption. Refinancing does not affect your exemption. 

Click here for a list of exemptions and their requirements. 

For Assistance: Contact Us

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Via phone: 770-822-8800

Updated 12/8/2023

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