The City of Kennesaw Finance Department is responsible for billing, collecting and disbursing city property taxes. Taxes are generated on property values that are determined by the Cobb County Tax Assessor’s Office. Taxable property includes not only real estate, but also personal property; boats, airplanes and business assets. Taxes are billed or levied in the fall of each tax year for the period of January 1 through December 31 of that year. Annual property tax bills are mailed on October 1 and are due by December 1.
Cobb County is responsible for collecting the city taxes on motor vehicles, timber and mobile homes – the City of Kennesaw does not directly collect these.
An informational brochure about the city's property tax guidelines can be found below.
The city offers a tax exemption for residents age 65 and over on annual city property taxes. You must provide a photocopy of identification such as a Georgia driver's license to qualify. Apply by April 1 to receive the exemption on the upcoming tax year.
If you have additional questions, please contact the city property tax administrator.
2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Other Helpful Links:
Cobb County Tax Commissioner
Cobb County Tax Assessor
Georgia Department of Revenue
Georgia General Assembly – Georgia Code
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