Property Taxes Click here to PAY PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE.
The Newnan City Council sets the millage rate each year in the summer based on digest information provided by Coweta County. The 2013 millage rate is 4.39 mills per thousand dollars of assessed value.
What property is taxed? All real estate and personal property are taxable unless law has exempted the property (O.C.G.A. 48-5-3.) “Real Property” is land and generally anything that is erected, growing or affixed to the land; personal property is everything that can be owned that is not real estate. “Personal property” typically consists of inventory and fixtures used in conducting a business, such as boats, aircraft, farm machinery, motor vehicles and mobile homes. The contents of your household are not normally taxable unless they are used for a home-based business.
The Coweta County Tax Assessor's office provides property tax assessment data to the City of Newnan for property tax billing and collection purposes. Therefore, any assessment discrepancies have to be addressed directly with the County. Owners of residential and/or commercial property located in the City of Newnan have to pay both City and County taxes to each agency individually.
The Finance Department issues annual personal and real property tax bills via an import of tax assessment data obtained from the Coweta County Tax Assessor's Office each year. Questions concerning City of Newnan property taxes should be submitted to Kim Carroll. Tax payments must be received by the due date to prevent penalties being added to the account; postmarks are not acceptable due to variations in processing time by the USPS, over which the City has no control.
Generally, property tax bills are prepared and mailed mid September with a due date of October 31st each year. City of Newnan property tax payments can be made online by clicking here with no processing fees added. However, online payments are limited to $5,000 due to the processing fees which the City currently absorbs as a courtesy to it's citizens. Additionally, tax payment information and history can be obtained at this website. Property tax bills can also be paid in person at City Hall, 25 LaGrange Street or by mail at:
City of Newnan
PO Box 1193
Newnan, GA 30264
If you choose to pay your City of Newnan property tax bill utilizing your bank or financial institution's online payment system, please make sure the parcel number is included in the reference field. Otherwise, the City may not be able to post the payment to your account, which could result in penalties being added. Interest in the amount of 1% of the base tax is automatically added to all outstanding balances on the last day of each month.