2016 PROPERTY TAXES
The City of Duluth is responsible for billing, collecting and disbursing city property taxes. Property includes not only real estate, but also personal property; boats, airplanes and business assets. Tax amounts are calculated using values that are determined by the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor’s Office and the millage rate set by City Council.
Taxes are billed or levied in the fall of each tax year for the period of January 1 through December 31 of that year. The 2016 property tax bills were mailed on September 7th and are due by Thursday, December 15th prior to 12:00 midnight.
For mailed payments, a postmark bearing a date prior to or on December 15th shall be considered on time. In person payments using cash or checks are accepted during regular City Hall business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. Online payments via credit card are also available via the City’s web site at www.duluthga.net/payonline. (Please note that a 2.75% convenience fee will apply to all online credit card transactions.) A kiosk will also be available in the City Hall Business Office lobby for acceptance of credit cards.
If you are a new property owner and have not received a City of Duluth 2016 tax notice, please email email@example.com, or call 770-476-3434. You may also verify amounts due using the Tax Parcel ID number or owner’s last name as reference on the website www.duluthga.net/payonline. New owners should ensure their address changes are made with the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner’s office.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION TO PAY!
It is imperative that your property taxes are paid on time. After December 15th, amounts will be assessed monthly interest charges at a rate authorized by Georgia law. Additionally, penalties may be assessed up to 20%. Liens are placed on delinquent property, and the City of Duluth conducts property tax sales on a scheduled basis in accordance with state law. The legal ads for tax sales are published in the Gwinnett County Post newspaper and posted on the City website.
Stormwater fees are included on the tax bill and are categorized and charged by type of property. The fee for most detached single-family homes is currently $36.00 and for most condominiums and town homes, the fee is currently $14.40. The fee for non-residential properties is based on the amount of impervious surface areas such as roofs, patios, sidewalks, and other paved surfaces. For more information about stormwater please visit the city’s Web site for Educational Brochures or contact the stormwater department of the Community Development office at 770-476-1790.
Methods of payment for taxes:
- Mail check payments to:
City of Duluth
3167 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096
In person payments using cash, money orders or checks will be accepted during regular City Hall business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- A payment drop box is located on the Main Street side of City Hall for after-hours payment by check only. Please enclose the remittance stub to ensure that your account is properly credited.
- Property lookup and online payments are available for commercial and personal property parcels at duluthga.net/payonline
Other Helpful Links:
Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner
Gwinnett County Tax Assessor
Georgia General Assembly – Georgia Code
PLEASE EMAIL TAXES@DULUTHGA.NET AND PUT THE MAP/PARCEL NUMBER IN THE SUBJECT LINE.