Property Taxes

Property taxes are the City's largest revenue source for funding operations. Whether it's the safety provided by the police department, the maintenance provided by the public works department, or the recreation and fun provided by our parks department, we are all impacted everyday by the revenue that property taxes provide.

The property tax bill for the City of Chamblee currently consists of 3 sections: County Government taxes, Board of Education taxes, and State, City & Other taxes. The County Government tax millage rate is set by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education taxes are set by the DeKalb County School Board. The Chamblee City Council sets the millage rate for city taxes. The State, City & Other taxes section of the bill also includes State taxes, a flat fee of $285 for residential sanitation and a flat fee of $120 for stormwater.

By law, real and personal property taxes are levied at 40% of fair market value. Residential homes in the City of Chamblee are also entitled to a $50,000 homestead exemption which reduces their assessed value by this amount. The assessed value is then multiplied by a mill rate that is set by the City Council each July to determine the City portion of the tax due.

Property taxes for the City of Chamblee are billed and collected by the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner. To pay your property tax bill online, click here.

Upcoming Hearings for 2023 Millage Rate

The City of Chamblee has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.84 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at City of Chamblee City Hall located on 3518 Broad Street, Chamblee, GA on June 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at City of Chamblee City Hall located on 3518 Broad Street, Chamblee, Georgia on June 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 6.25 mills, an increase of .400 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 5.850 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $400,000 is approximately $60.00 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $1,275,000 is approximately $160.00.

View press release for 2023 Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase

View Sample Property Tax Bill

View Five-Year Tax Digest

Senior Exemption

The City of Chamblee offers a 100% exemption to seniors and disabled residential homeowners on city property taxes. This exemption applies to city property taxes only and is not related to the property tax exemptions offered by the county. Chamblee residents who are 65 or older or disabled qualify for this exemption if they live in owner-occupied homes. The exemptions must be updated every three years. The renewal request resumes for residents located on street N-Z.

 To qualify for exemption:

  • All parties listed on the property deed must be 65 years or older on January 1, 2023 or be 100% disabled as declared by the SSA or VA.
  • The owner(s) must qualify for a homestead exemptions by living in the home as the owner. Secondary homes and rental properties do not qualify for exemptions. 

To apply for an extension of your senior or disabled homeowner exemption, please complete the application found at and submit it along with the below supporting documents to Chamblee City Hall.

Applicant must provide both items below as supporting documents:

  1. Driver's license or state ID for all owners listed on the deed
  2. Recent utility bill

The deadline to apply for the exemption is February 28, 2023. Completed documents can be submitted by one of the following: