Appeals will be accepted until
5 p.m. - Friday, June 23rd, 2023.
Appeal letters post marked no later than Friday, June 23, 2023, will be accepted.
It is the responsibility of the Fayette County Board of Tax Assessors (BTA) to appraise property at fair market value, in a uniform manner, as of January 1 of each year. This ensures that each property owner pays only his proportionate share of tax. All taxpayers will receive an assessment notice stating the Board of Tax Assessors current years value. If the taxpayer disagrees with this new value, the taxpayer may file an appeal of the “assessment notice” during the appeal process only.
An appeal to the Board of Tax Assessors (BTA) can now be submitted on an Appeal of Assessment Form. This form is available here or can be obtained at the Tax Assessor’s Office at 140 Stonewall Ave., West Suite 108, Fayetteville, GA. Appeals may also be filed online via our GIS Website. Instructions for online filing can be found here. Written appeals will be accepted and must include the parcel ID number/map number, grounds for the appeal, the taxpayers opinion of value and should also include your election to appeal to Board of Equalization, Hearing Officer or Arbitration. It must be signed and dated and must be received by the Board of Tax Assessors (BTA) within 45 days from the date of the "Assessment Notice". It must be US postmarked, no metered mail accepted.
You may elect to have your appeal heard by one of the following (if no election is made then your election will be Board of Equalization)
The County Board of Equalization as to matters of taxability, uniformity of assessment, value and, for residents, as to denials of homestead exemptions. Appeal election through the Board of Equalization has no cost to the taxpayer unless the taxpayer hires an agent. The Board of Equalization is a three-member panel of Fayette County taxpayers. They are appointed by the Grand Jury and are not affiliated with the Board of Tax Assessors. The Board of Equalization will set up an appointment with you in order to review your appeal. Their decision will override the Board of Tax Assessors.
An appeal election through Nonbinding Arbitration as to matters of value will require the property owner submit a copy of a certified appraisal which was preformed not later than 9 months prior to the date of assessment(Jan 1). Arbitration requires the taxpayer to submit a $25 fee payable to the Clerk of Superior court and be prepared to pay all costs of the arbitrator (if arbitrator does not side with taxpayer).
An appeal election through a Hearing Officer as to matters of value or uniformity of assessment is limited to (1) non-homestead real property (and contiguous real property) or (2) wireless personal property account(s) with a FMV in excess of $500,000. Hearing officers must be a Licensed Appraiser approved by the Ga Real Estate Commission and the Ga Real Estate Appraisers Board to serve as a Hearing Officer. The appeal through hearing officer has no cost to the taxpayer unless the taxpayer hires an agent.
Fayette County Administration
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214