Finance Department


The Finance Department provides a wide range of comprehensive support services which include:

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Audit
  • Budgeting
  • Business License 
  • Compliance
  • Debt Management
  • Financial Administration and Reporting
  • Local Tax Collection
  • Procurement

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.


How can I change the mailing address on my City of Fairburn property tax bill for future years?

Property tax records are maintained by the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office. To permanently change your mailing address you must submit a written request to the Board of Tax Assessors. This may be done by mail, fax, or in person. The fax number is 404-893-6626. The mailing address is 235 Peachtree Street, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303. You may also visit one of the following convenient locations: South Service Center 5600 Stonewall Tell Road College Park, GA 30349 North Service Center 7741 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30350 Alpharetta Service Center 3155 Royal Drive, Suite 175 Alpharetta, GA 30022.

When are tax bills mailed and when are they due?

City of Fairburn property tax bills are mailed at the end of October of each year. Payment must be received on or before the due date of December 15 to avoid penalty and interest. Payments can be made in person or mailed to Fairburn City Hall, 56 Malone Street, Fairburn, GA 30213.

What if my property is under appeal?

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 set by the Board of Tax Assessors. This bill must be paid by the due date in order to avoid interest, penalty, collection fees, and tax lien. A refund or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is settled.

What additional fees are charged due to non-payment or late payment?

All taxes remaining unpaid after the due date of December 15 are considered delinquent and are subject to interest charges. A ten percent (10%) tax penalty accrues ninety (90) days after the due date. Additional fees and cost accrue as collection actions are taken.

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

A 10% penalty is added on March 16 which is 90 days after the due date of December 15.

Collections fees are charged as they are incurred.

Tax liens are sold on the first Tuesday in September of each year. The location of the sale is the Council Chambers in the Fairburn City Hall.

What is this year's millage rate?

The millage rate is 9.566 mills and is comprised of 8.1 mills for M&O and 1.466 mills for G.O. Bonds.

Who should I contact with questions about the payment of City Taxes, Homestead Exemptions or requests for a copy of a Tax bill?

Please contact the City of Fairburn at 770-964-2244.

When are Occupation Licenses due?

March 1 annually.

When are Alcohol Licenses due?

November 1 Annually.

Bryan Stephens

Finance Director

Contact Us

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Business License Phone #: 770-964-2244 ext. 129

Physical Address

Fairburn City Hall
56 Malone Street
Fairburn, GA 30213