The City of Buford offers two Homestead Exemptions in addition to the normal homestead exemption offered to all homeowners inside the City of Buford.
The first additional exemption is for those homeowners who are 65 and older or 100% disabled. The exemption amount is up to $30,000 off of your assessed (40%) value from City of Buford School Tax. To qualify, you must either be 65 years old on January 1 of the year in which you are applying or 100% disabled. If you are over 65 years of age, we will need you to complete the necessary application, see proof of age, and proof of household income by obtaining a copy of your most current income tax returns if applicable. If you did not have to file an income tax return, we will need to see proof of the income you did have; either from the Social Security Administration and/or your retirement pension. If you are 100% disabled, we will need you to complete the necessary application and provide a letter from the Social Security Administration or from your doctor stating that you are indeed 100% disabled and that you are in no way able to work.
The second additional exemption is for those homeowners over 70 years of age. This is a total exemption from City of Buford School Tax for the value of your home and one (1) acre of land. To qualify, you must be 70 years old or older on January 1 of the year in which you are applying. We will simply need you to complete the necessary application and see proof of age.
Please feel free to call Mike Brown at (770) 945-6761 with any other questions.