Homestead Exemption Documents

Documents Required with Homestead Exemption Application

Depending upon which application is completed, one or more of the following items shall be required:

  • Valid Georgia Driver's License with current residence address
  • Proof of Motor Vehicle registration in Columbia County (registration card)
  • Proof of age (Driver's License, State ID, and/or Birth Certificate)
  • Recorded Warranty Deed
  • Income Statements from the previous year (Copy of GA and Federal tax returns)
  • Physician Affidavits
  • Retirement or disability records
  • Trust documents (If the property is in a Trust)

You should know:

  • You must apply no later than April 1st of the current year to receive a tax benefit for the same year
  • All motor vehicles should be registered in Columbia County
  • Any change to the deed; for example. refinancing will necessitate a new application
  • Income changes must be updated