The City of Woodstock Finance Department is responsible for billing and collecting city property taxes.
Taxable Property Includes
- Business assets
- Personal property
- Real estate
Taxes are generated on property values that are determined by the Cherokee County Tax Assessors office. The City of Woodstock Millage Rate for 2017 is 6.808.
The Property Tax Guide is a roadmap to understanding your property tax bill.
Senior exemptions must be filed with the Cherokee County Tax Assessors office by April 1 of the effective year.
Property tax bills are mailed on or about October 20th each year and payment is due upon receipt. Taxes not paid within 60 days of mailing become delinquent (usually on December 20th). Delinquent taxes will incur a 5% penalty every 120 days, plus 1% interest per month on any portion thereof, figured on the principal. Administrative levy (FIFA) fees and collection fees incurred will be added to each account.
If you have not received a tax bill by October 31 or if you are a new property owner and cannot obtain a tax bill from the previous owner, please call our office at (770) 592-6051 or search our website at www.woodstockga.gov. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. If full payment is not received by the due date, penalties, interest and collection costs will be added. Penalties, interest and collection charges shall not be waived, regardless of the reason for the delinquent payment.
Checks should be made payable to City of Woodstock, Georgia. Mail payments to:
City of Woodstock, GA
Attn: Finance Dept
12453 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
Sale or Purchase of Property
If you have sold or purchased a property within the City limits, please forward your HUD-1 closing statement to the City of Woodstock’s Finance department: firstname.lastname@example.org in order to update the ownership information. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. If full payment is not received by the due date, penalties, interest and collection costs will be added. Penalties, interest and collection charges shall not be waived, regardless of the reason for the delinquent payment.
Mortgage Company Billing Information
Usually, escrow accounts are set up by mortgage companies for payment of property taxes. After the account is established, the mortgage company will send written notification to the tax office that they are paying the property taxes. A copy of the tax bill will be sent to the homeowner and the mortgage company. The homeowner is still responsible for making sure taxes are paid by the due date. If your mortgage company has recently changed or if you are a new homeowner, you should send a copy of the tax bill to the mortgage company.
Mortgage companies should use this template to request property tax information.
For further information, contact the Finance Department at (770) 592-6051 or make your request by email to email@example.com.