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 County 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 $285 for residential sanitation and a flat fee of $120 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 $50,000 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.

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.

2023 Millage Rate

The City of Chamblee has adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.84 percent.

Public Hearings for the adopted millage rate were held at Chamblee City Hall on 3518 Broad Street on the below dates:
  • June 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM
  • June 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM
  • June 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM

This increase results in a millage rate of 6.25 mills, an increase of .400 mills. Without this tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 5.850 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $400,000 is approximately $60.00 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $1,275,000 is approximately $160.00.

View press release for 2023 Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase

View Five-Year Tax Digest

Homestead Exemption

The City of Chamblee offers a 100% exemption to seniors and disabled residential homeowners on city property taxes. For more information regarding the Homestead Tax Exemption, click here.