City of Hampton - 2024 Tax Year Homestead Exemption Information

Homestead Exemption Table

For all exemptions listed above, the qualifying applicant must be on the deed filed with the Henry County Tax Assessor’s Office as of January 1. Once approved, the qualified exemption will automatically be renewed each year if the applicant continuously occupies the residence. 

This is the City of Hampton’s initial Homestead Exemption offering. You must apply with the City of Hampton to receive a city homestead exemption. Henry County homestead exemption is not processed through the City of Hampton. 

If you currently do not have Henry County homestead exemption, you may reach out to the County for more details @ (770) 288-8180 or apply online at www.henrycountytax.com/169/Homestead-Information.

The City of Hampton’s Homestead Information application is available as download in link above or for pick up at City Hall.

*General Information: An exemption can be applied on only 1 (one) homesteaded property, which means the applicant(s) must own, occupy, and claim the property as their legal residence on January 1 of the year for which application is made. A married couple is allowed Homestead exemption on only 1 (one) residence. Refinancing your mortgage or changing mortgage companies DOES NOT affect your exemption. Select only one exemption from H1, H2, H3, or H4 and additionally select Frozen Clause (H5) if desired and your property is 5-acres or less in size.

Basic Homestead: (Code H1) exemption provides a homestead exemption from the City of Hampton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $15,000 of the assessed value of the homestead for City of Hampton residents.

Age Exemption: 

(Code H2) exemption provides a homestead exemption from the City of Hampton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $25,000 of the assessed value of the homestead for City of Hampton residents who are 62 years of age or older and under 68 years of age. 

(Code H3) exemption provides a homestead exemption from the City of Hampton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $50,000 of the assessed value of the homestead for City of Hampton residents who are 68 years of age or older. 

(Code H4) exemption provides a homestead exemption from the City of Hampton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $50,000 of the assessed value of the homestead for City of Hampton residents who are both under 65 years of age and totally disabled, documented by two doctors' letters or one doctor's letter and the Social Security award letter.

Frozen Clause Exemption (Code H5): Once your application is qualified to receive City of Hampton homestead exemption, your property value will be frozen based on the immediately preceding year’s (base value) value. If the assessed value drops below the frozen value (base year) in any year, the lower value will be realized. The base year applies to existing conditions at the time the frozen clause is filed. New improvements do not fall under this exemption.


Frequently Asked Homestead Questions

How do I apply for homestead exemption and what are the residency requirements
  • You may file homestead directly in person at Hampton City Hall from 9 am to 4:30 pm beginning February 1, 2024 thru April 1, 2024.
  • You may complete application with all required documents and mail to Hampton Homestead Exemption, 17 E. Main Street S., Hampton, GA 30228. 
  • All homestead applications must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2024.
  • You may have your application notarized at city hall between 9 am to 4:30 pm.
  • You need to provide your recorded Warranty Deed for the property; GA Driver's License, showing current City of Hampton address for both you and your spouse, regardless of whose name is on the deed.
  • You may claim one exemption and additionally select the Frozen Clause as described.
  • All of your vehicles must be registered in Henry County, Tag Registrations must be provided. 
  • If divorced, you will need to provide the Divorce Decree.
  • If you currently receive Henry County Homestead Exemption, you may use City of Hampton Form HHE-EZ and provide Georgia Driver's License or Georgia ID for proof of residency.
  • You will be notified by the City of Hampton if your application is denied. 
  • If your application is denied, an appeal may be filed in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 48-5-311.
  • If you currently do not receive Henry County Homestead Exemption or need information regarding Tag Renewals, you may call (770) 288-8180 or visit www.HenryCountyTax.com.  
  • Residents who apply and are approved for City of Hampton Homestead Exemption are not automatically enrolled or guaranteed Henry County Homestead Exemption. You must directly apply with Henry County for Henry County Tax Exemption status.