Tax Exemptions

Homestead Exemptions

If your White County home is your primary residence and you are not claiming homestead in any other county or state, you may qualify for homestead exemption. Applications are taken year round, however, application must be made by April 1 to apply for the current year. A valid Georgia driver's license or I.D. card showing your physical residence address is required at filing. White County has numerous homestead exemptions available. Please click here to see available homestead exemptions.

Application For Homestead Exemption

Level 1 Freeport

The governing authority of any county or municipality may elect, with the approval of the voters, to exempt the following types of tangible personal property:

  • Inventory of goods in the process of being manufactured or produced including raw materials and partly finished goods;
  • Inventory of finished goods manufactured or produced within this State held by the manufacturer or producer for a period not to exceed 12 months;
  • Inventory of finished goods on January 1 that are stored in a warehouse, dock, or wharf which are destined for shipment outside this State for a period not to exceed 12 months;
  • Stock in trade of a fulfillment center which on January 1 are stored in the fulfillment center.

The percentage of exemption can be set at 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100 percent of the inventory value. Over sixty percent of Georgia counties and cities have adopted the Freeport Exemption at some level.

Application for freeport exemption should be made with the Board of Tax Assessor's within the same time period that returns are due in the county. Applications filed after that time can receive a partial exemption for that year up to June 1.

Contact Us

Bryan Payne
Chief Appraiser

1241 Helen Hwy
Suite 180
Cleveland, GA 30528

Phone: (706)-865-5328

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.