When are property taxes due?

Real Property taxes are billed annually in two installments. The first installment bills in April and is typically due mid-June.* The first installment bill is based on half of the prior year’s tax amount. For example, if a parcel was billed at $500 for 2019 taxes, the 2020 first installment bill is half of that amount, $250. The second installment bills in September and is typically due mid-November.* This bill reflects changes for the current year to the property value, exemptions, and the millage rate.

*Please note all due dates are set at the time bills are printed and may be subject to change.

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1. What is property taxation?
2. What is the difference between Real Property and Personal Property?
3. What do my property tax dollars pay for?
4. How are my property taxes calculated?
5. When are property taxes due?
6. Does the City accept or acknowledge postmarks as meeting the deadline for timely payment of property taxes?
7. Is there a penalty charge for late payment?
8. Can interest and penalty be waived if I did not receive a bill?
9. Does the City accept partial payments or set-up payment arrangements for property taxes?
10. How can I pay my property taxes to the City?
11. My mortgage company pays my tax bill; can you mail my bill to the mortgage company?
12. Who determines the value of my property?
13. How can I contact the Board of Assessors?
14. What is a millage rate?
15. What is the current City of Savannah millage rate?
16. Who sets the City of Savannah millage rate?
17. Are there any ways to lower my property tax bill because it is an owner-occupied home, or for meeting certain age, income, or disability criteria?
18. I disagree with my property’s appraised value. Are there any avenues for appeal?
19. Am I responsible for paying property taxes while my property value is under appeal?
20. What is a Fi.Fa. (tax lien)?
21. When are the tax sales?
22. What do I do if my property is sold at tax sale?