Cobb County Government

How do I file a Homestead Exemption?

If you own, occupy and claim your home as your legal residence on January 1st, you are eligible for a Homestead Exemption. Additional exemptions are available to those who meet legal criteria.

You may apply for exemptions year-round with the Tax Commissioner’s Office, however your application must be received or postmarked by April 1st to receive the exemption for that tax year. Applications not filed by the deadline constitute a waiver of the exemption for that year.

All exemptions must be applied for by mail or in person. For further information, call the Tax Commissioner’s Office at 770-528-8600 or visit