Understanding Your Property Taxes

Your property taxes provide the primary funding for a wide variety of services offered by the City of Savannah. Property taxes are invested directly into the projects, programs, and personnel which significantly shape, grow, and protect our community, including:

  • Police and Fire
  • Parks Management and Urban Forestry
  • Community Centers and Recreation Services
  • Streets and Sidewalks Maintenance and Repair
  • Community Planning and Zoning
  • Neighborhood and Housing Programs
  • Economic and Workforce Development

Property taxes are “ad valorem” taxes, which means “according to the value”, so the value of your property will impact the amount of taxes due each year. Learn more about the math behind your property tax bill and ways you may be able to lower your taxes.

Real Property Tax Bills

"Real Property" is just another way of saying real estate--it is the land you own plus any improvements or structures on the land. This is the type of bill most property owners will receive from the City of Savannah. Real Property bills are issued in two installments annually. To help you better understand your property tax bills, we've developed a few helpful guides. Please review the links below to learn about what's contained in the bills of each installment.


We have even more in-depth information about property taxes in our Frequently Asked Questions. If your question isn't answered by the FAQ, please contact us.

Contact Us

Ph: (912) 651-6455
Fax: (912) 651-6957
Property Tax Unit Contact Form

Physical Address:
305 Fahm Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Regular Hours
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.