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. 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. 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.
Click here for an informational brochure about the city’s property tax guidelines.
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. Access the application form here: Senior Property Tax Exemption 2015
Please note this important information about the Tax Credit for Homestead Properties: The Tax Relief Grant enacted by the General Assembly of Georgia which has awarded a tax credit to homeowners in the past was not funded in the 2009 or 2010 budget. The elimination of this credit affects the entire state of Georgia – it is not a Kennesaw decision. In 1999, funds were appropriated giving tax relief to homeowners in the form of a tax bill credit. According to legislation passed this year, the grant will only be made available in the future if state revenues grow at least 3% (plus the rate of inflation).
If you have additional questions, please contact the city property tax administrator.