INQUIRIES - PROPERTY TAXES 770-266-5122.
FAX INQUIRIES FOR TAX AMOUNTS 770-266-5112.
Answers to some frequently asked tax questions:
These dates vary each year but are usually billed sometime in September and due sometime by December 20 (or no earlier than 60 days from the billing date). We bill from the Walton County Digest using their same assessed values and therefore can’t bill until we have received this information.
How is the amount due of my Property Tax determined?
The amount of property tax due is calculated by using the following formula:
Total Appraised Value of the property x 40 percent x total city millage rate.
Is my tax statement sent directly to my mortgage company?
Tax statements are mailed direct to the homeowner, they are not mailed to the mortgage company because mortgages are bought and sold so frequently. However, many mortgage companies and or tax services request tax bill amounts on your behalf which are furnished to them.
What happens if my tax bill is paid after the due date?
If tax statements are paid after the due date penalties and interest will accrue. A FIFA (lien) is also recorded with the Clerk of Superior Court in Walton County against the property address and in the homeowner’s name. This enables the City to collect any outstanding property taxes due before sale of the property can occur.
PLEASE NOTE: All property tax information is a matter of public record.