QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONSThe deadline to qualify for the current year exemptions is April 1st.Homestead applications are accepted year round, however to be eligible for the currentyear, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st. Homesteadexemption is not automatically granted. You must apply and qualify as an applicant for theexemption.Fulton County offers special exemptions to citizens who are disabled or 62 years andolder. Disabled taxpayers and or senior citizens may apply in person for these exemptionswith the Board of Assessors. These special exemptions are based on income as well asage.You will need the following items to apply for Homestead Exemption:1.Georgia Driver’s License or valid GA identification2.Social Security Number (Owner and Spouse) 3.Registration for all vehicles owned4.Recorded Deed for new owners5.Trust Document if the property is in a trust6.Proof of Income (Senior and other Special Exemptions)oA copy of your previous year income taxoA copy of your Social Security Award Letter (if you do not file income tax)You are not eligible if you or your spouse claims a homestead exemption in another city,county or state. If you are currently claiming homestead elsewhere, you must notify theappropriate authority to remove the exemption. Property owners found to be claiminghomestead exemption on more than one property will be subject to penalties and intereston any taxes saved. A homestead exemption cannot be applied to rental units or propertyowned by a business.You must be a permanent legal resident of Fulton County and the State of Georgia toclaim homestead exemption. Georgia Law 48-5-444 states, "Each motor vehicle ownedby a resident of this state shall be returned in the county where the owner claims ahomestead exemption."Fulton County offers special exemptions to citizens who are disabled or 62 years andolder. Disabled and / or senior citizens may apply for these exemptions with the Board ofAssessors.