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This spreadsheet is interactive.  Just click "Click to Edit" button at the top of the sheet.  To get it back to the original numbers, just refresh the page.  This is set up for a standard homestead exemption.  If you qualify for additional exemptions, adjust accordingly.  Otherwise just put in a new "fair market value" and press enter on your keyboard to get a new tax amount.

At the bottom of the page is a sample of a tax bill so you can verify that the spreadsheet is accurate.

Be aware that some incorporated cities in DeKalb County collect their own city taxes separately.   If you live in the cities of Atlanta or Decatur,  you need to figure what the city taxes are in addition to the county tax.

The cities of Avondale, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain have their taxes billed along with the DeKalb County tax bills.

To compare taxes head to head in various localities, use the Atlanta Property Tax Calculator




Calculating property taxes for Dekalb County

Non-owner occupied homes:
The assessed value is 40% of the fair market value.  Multiply that by the millage rate and divide by 1000


Fair market value =$300,000
Assessed value = 40% X $300,000= $120,000
Millage rate = 29.235
Property tax = $120,000 X 29.235/1000 =  $3508

Owner Occupied homes qualifying for Homestead Exemption:
The homestead exemption is first subtracted from the assessed value before multiplying by the millage rate. But it's not that easy.  The homestead exemption is only subtracted from certain parts of the tax bill and there are different amounts for each. So one has to break down the millage rate for each portion of the tax bill and make sure that the correct homestead exemption amount is deducted from the correct portions of the tax bill.

HOST (Homestead Optional Sales Tax).  In 1997 DeKalb County started collecting a 1% sales tax that is used to reduce property taxes.  They have to use at least 85% of the money collected in this sales tax to put towards increasing the homestead exemption.  Only owner occupied homes get this credit so you'll see that there is a big difference in taxes in DeKalb County between owner occupied homes and rental homes.

DeKalb taxes also pay for trash pick up. 

There is also a Stormwater Fee.

DeKalb County Tax Commissioner

Millage rate:

  Millage rate Homestead Exemption
County Opns 8.22 $10,000 + HOST
Hospitals 0.80 $10,000 + HOST
County Bonds 0.01 0
Unic Bonds 0 0
State taxes 0.10 $2000
Fire 2.87 $10,000 + HOST
Stm Tax Dist 0.27 $10,000 + HOST
Police 0.44 $10,000 + HOST
School Opns 23.98 $12,500
Stone Mountain 22.00  
DeKalb Sanitation $198.90  
Stormwater Fee $48  

Homestead Exemptions : County Basic:  an assessment reduction of $10,000 off the assessed value, $12,500 off school.

HOST Credit

Stone Mountain Homestead Exemption: for elderly

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