The Finance Department is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes for the City government. Property tax bills provide the map number, description and street address, fair market value, taxable value, tax rate and tax amount for property.
The 2016 property tax millage rate is 16.743.
The City of Forest Park does not have a school tax. Residents of the City pay school taxes to the Clayton County Board of Education.
Property tax bills are normally prepared and mailed in mid October. Taxes are due 60 days after the mail date. If you own property in Forest Park and do not receive your tax bill during this time period, please contact the Finance Department at 404-366-4720. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve property owners of the responsibility to make payment by the due date.
Property tax payments may be mailed to the City of Forest Park, P.O. Box 69, Forest Park, Georgia 30298. Payments may also be made in person at City Hall, 745 Forest Parkway, during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday). The City accepts cash, check, money order or credit card payments.
If your taxes are included in your mortgage payments, please send a copy of the property tax bill to your mortgage company. The City of Forest Park does not send a duplicate copy to mortgage companies; the original bill is sent directly to the property owner.
If you are a new owner and receive a tax bill in the previous owner's name, please make the appropriate changes on your bill. You will also need to notify the Clayton County Tax Commissioner's office of the correction. They can be contacted at 770-477-3311.