For more information regarding Homestead Exemptions, please contact the Assessors Office at 912-576-3241.
Homestead Exemption Audit 2020
The Assessors Office is conducting a Homestead Exemption Audit for 2020. As a result of this audit, the homestead exemption values may change for some Camden County residents.
Camden County homeowners are entitled to a property tax exemption. A homestead exemption is available to property owners who own and occupy their residence as of January 1st of each taxable year. This exemption is only granted on the primary residence and not more than five contiguous acres of land surrounding it.
Additionally, Camden County is one of many Georgia counties that offer a Homestead Valuation Freeze Exemption. When a person is first granted this exemption, the base or frozen value is set at the previous year’s taxable value. The base value shall only be adjusted if there are any changes to the residential structure or acreage.
Regular Homestead Exemption
Amount $4,000 from the assessed value of the property once applied for and granted.
This exemption will continue automatically, provided the property is not rented or sold.
Local Homestead Exemption
Homeowners 62 years of age or older may be eligible for the County and School tax exemptions of up to $25,000. No income limit.
Age 65 + Exemption from State Ad Valorem Tax
If you qualify for one of the other homestead exemptions listed and are age 65 or older as of January 1, you also qualify for an exemption from the State portion of ad valorem taxes in an amount equal to 100% of the value of your home and up to 10 acres of land.
The value of any additional land or improvements on the same parcel will be granted the standard maximum exemption of the homestead exemption for which you otherwise qualify.
Currently, the State of Georgia does not charge an Ad Valorem Tax.
Disabled American Veterans
This homestead exemption is available to certain disabled veterans in an amount of $85,645. This exemption applies to all ad valorem tax levies, however, it is restricted to certain types of very serious disabilities and proof of disability - either from the Veterans Administration or from a private physician in certain circumstances.
The Disabled Veteran is required to furnish the documentation from the Veterans Administration verifying the circumstances and the disability.
Un-Remarried Surviving Spouse Exemption
Amount: $85,645 from all ad valorem taxes levied, if such person’s spouse, who as a member of the armed forces of the United States, was killed or died as a result of any war armed conflict. Documents from the Secretary of Defense must be provided stating that spousal benefits are received as a result of the death.
Un-Remarried Surviving Spouse of a Fire Fighter or Peace Officer
Amount: Total exemption from all ad valorem taxes levied, if such person’s spouse, who as a member of a qualified Fire Department or Peace Officer Agency, was killed or died as a result of injury in the performance of their duty. Documents from the agency must be provided.
For more information regarding Homestead Exemptions, please contact the Tax Assessors Office at 912-576-3241.