Jim Waddell
Jim Waddell

Jim Waddell

  • (404) 405-0676
  • (404) 843-2500


Failure to file on time for your Homestead Exemption will disqualify you for the exemption for this tax year

File for the Exemption

You may have filed your Homestead Exemption at any time since your closing date.  If you have not done so, this is your reminder to be sure and claim this valuable exemption before March 1.


Failure to file on time for your Homestead Exemption will disqualify you for the exemption for that tax year.


Please Note  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The application is neither automatic, nor did your mortgage company or closing attorney fill out the application for you when you purchased your new home.

The homeowner must file only one time. Thereafter, it is automatically renewed.

A change in the name of the homeowner requires a new filing.

See Your JAG Officer

If you are in active duty military, filing for Homestead Exemption may actually be to your disadvantage.


Before filing, ask your JAG officer about the differences between the Homestead Exemption and the Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act.

Documents Needed

You may need the following information to complete the forms for filing.

1. Copy of Warranty Deed

2. Social Security Number/Card

3. Name of Mortgage Co., Loan #, & Loan Amount

4. Date of Purchase

5. Name of Previous Owner

6. Copy of Closing Statement (HUD1)

I hope that you are enjoying your new home. Please remember me when you have friends or relatives in need of assistance whether buying or selling a home.


Fayette County Homestead Exemption Office

140 W. Stonewall Ave., Ste 110

Fayetteville, Ga. 770-479-3652

Metro Brokers Financial, Inc., 5775-D Glenridge Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30328 A Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee # 5892. NMLSR Unique Identifier # 163853. 404-847-2525