Property Taxes

Property taxes are the City's largest revenue source for funding operations. Whether it's the safety provided by the police department, the maintenance provided by the public works department, or the recreation and fun provided by our parks department, we are all impacted everyday by the revenue that property taxes provide.

The property tax bill for the City of Chamblee currently consists of 3 sections: County Government taxes, Board of Education taxes, and State, City & Other taxes. The County Government tax millage rate is set by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education taxes are set by the DeKalb School Board. The Chamblee City Council sets the millage rate for city taxes. The State, City & Other taxes section of the bill also includes State taxes, a flat fee of $265 for residential sanitation and a flat fee of $48 for stormwater.

By law, real and personal property taxes are levied at 40% of fair market value. Residential homes in the City of Chamblee are also entitled to a $30,000 homestead exemption which reduces their assessed value by this amount. The assessed value is then multiplied by a mill rate that is set by the City Council each July to determine the City portion of the tax due.

Senior Exemption

Chamblee offers an exemption to seniors or disabled residential homeowners. To qualify, all names that appear on the deed must be declared 100% disabled by the SSA or VA or be 65 or older on January 1 of the tax year. Residents who qualify will be exempt from city taxes.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing procedures, senior or disabled homestead exemption renewals for streets beginning in the letters F-L will not be required for 2021 and will resume in 2022. Applications and instructions for any new senior or disabled homeowner homestead exemption can be found here: . Because City Hall is closed to the public, a witnessed signature isn’t necessary. For questions, contact Cherron Bouie at or 470.395.2304.
Property taxes for the City of Chamblee are billed and collected by the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner.

To pay your property tax bill online, click here.

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