Finance Department

The Finance Department provides a wide range of comprehensive support services which include:  accounting, financial administration and reporting, budgeting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, procurement, debt management, local tax collection, compliance and audit.

The main funds managed for the city include the general fund and our enterprise fund for utilities which include water and sewerage, electric, and sanitation.

Federal and state grants received by the city, such as those for transportation, public safety and capital expenditures, are administered and monitored by the Finance Department. The Finance Department is also responsible for generating property tax bills and collecting annual business occupation tax for local businesses as well as issuing and administering alcohol licenses.

The Finance Department is comprised of three full time employees.


Payment of City Taxes must be received on or before the due date to avoid interest and penalty. Payments can be made in person or mailed to Fairburn City Hall, 56 Malone Street, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Property Taxes are due December 31 of each year.

Property tax records reflects the owner(s) of record as of January 1 of the specified year.

The new owner’s name will not appear as the property owner until January 1 following the year purchase. If you are a new owner and would like to receive the bill during the year purchase, please contact our office at 770-964-2244 ext.115. or email If your mortgage company is paying your tax bill, the mortgage company is responsible for obtain their tax information directly from this office.

How can I change my address on my tax bill?

You must submit a written request to the Board of Tax Assessors. The request may be faxed to 404-893-6626 or mailed to: Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, Homestead and Return Division, 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1047B, Atlanta, GA 30303. You also may visit the main office at 141 Pryor Street or one of the following locations convenient locations:

South  Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA

North Service Center
7741 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA

Alpharetta Service Center
3155 Royal Dr. Suite 175
Alpharetta GA

If your property presently is under appeal, you will receive a ‘Temporary Tax Bill’ with a value set at the higher of the taxpayer return value or 85% of the proposed value by the Board of Tax Assessors. This bill must be paid by the due date in order to avoid interest, penalty, tax lien, and /or foreclosure. A refund and/or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is settled.

All taxes remaining unpaid after the City due date of December 31,are delinquent and are subject to interest as of January 1. A ten percent(10%) tax penalty accrues ninety (90) days after due date. Additional fees and cost accrue as collection actions are taken.

Delinquent Taxes

Taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by December 31.

1% interest is added on January 1 and each month thereafter until paid.

A 10% penalty is added on April 1 which is 90 days after the due date of December 31.

An administration fee of $110 is applied to all unpaid taxed in June.

2014-2015 Millage Rate 9.82

Tax Sales Dates: Tax sales will take place the first Tuesday in September. Location: Fairburn City Hall

The Tax Lien Sale for unpaid taxes will take place September 1, 2015 at 10:00 in the council chambers at Fairburn City Hall.

Homestead Exemptions

You may qualify for a homestead exemption from City of Fairburn Property Tax. Should you qualify, the taxable value of your property will be reduced by $10,000.
To quality you must:

  1. Be 65 or older by April 1st of the year in which the exemption would apply.
  2. Live in the home (primary residence)
  3. Meet the income requirements (no more than $15,800 over Social security if single; $31,600 if married)

Present Federal Income Tax return as proof of income.
To request an application or for more information, contact City Hall at 770-964-2244.

Requests to change an address should be made by the property owner, in writing, to the Fulton County Tax Assessors Office at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349.


If ownership of real estate has changed, please forward tax bill to the new owner or return to City Hall. Tax bills are always mailed to the owner of record as of January 1st of each year. Statements are mailed at the end of October of each year and due by the 31st of December of each year.

Tax Bills

All 2014 Tax Bills (short version)

2014 And Earlier Unpaid Tax List

2014 Unpaid Fairburn Tax Bills

Questions regarding Payment of City Taxes, Homestead Exemptions or requests for a copy of a Tax Bill should be directed to:

Melody Barnes

Property Tax/Accounts Payable Manager
City of Fairburn Tax Office
770-964-2244., Ext. 115
Click here to send an email

Business Licenses

Occupation Licenses due by March 1 annually.

Alcohol Licenses due by November 1 annually.

Annual Budget and Financial Reports

Annual Budget

Proposed FY 2015-16 Budget

Annual Budget 2014-15 With Actuals

Annual Budget Summary 2013-2014

Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.

Comprehensive Annual Report (CAFR)

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2014

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2013

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2012

Click this link for information on prior years