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.

Delinquent Taxes an administration fee of $110.00 will be applied to all unpaid taxes in June, 2014

Penalties & Interest a 10% fee is added April 1st. 1% interest is added January 1st

2013 Millage Rate 9.70

Tax Sales Dates: Tax sales will take place the first Tuesdays in August and September. Location: 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 2013 Tax Bills (short version)

2013 And Earlier Unpaid Tax List

2013 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

Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2014

Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.

Comprehensive Annual Report (CAFR)

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2013

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2012

Click this link for information on prior years