The City of Fairburn Finance Department’s duties include processing all accounts payable, processing payroll, maintaining the city’s general ledger and preparing financial statements. Managing the city’s investments and cash accounts is a primary function of the department. The main funds managed for the city include the general fund hotel/motel tax fund, sanitation fund, impact fee fund, road and sidewalk fund, municipal court fund, water and sewerage funds, electric funds, telecom funds and the E911 fund.
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.
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 As of June 11, 2013 a new administration fee of $110.00 will be applied to all unpaid taxes
Penalties & Interest begin accruing April 1 annually.
2012 Millage Rate 9.98
Tax Sales Dates: First Tuesday in August 2013 and First Tuesday September. Location: Fairburn City Hall.
Occupation Licenses due by March 1 annually.
Alcohol Licenses due by November 1 annually.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TAX BILL
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.
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:
- Be 65 or older by April 1st of the year in which the exemption would apply.
- Live in the home (primary residence)
- 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.
Questions regarding Payment of City Taxes, Homestead Exemptions or requests for a copy of a Tax Bill should be directed to:
Property Tax/Accounts Payable Manager
City of Fairburn Tax Office
770-964-2244., Ext. 115
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