Property Taxes

View the Property Tax Brochure (PDF) included with the tax notices mailed in August 2023.

Beginning with tax year 2021, the City of Lawrenceville began billing and collecting property taxes for the City of Lawrenceville. The City of Lawrenceville tax will no longer be included on your Gwinnett County tax bill. Please email Lawrenceville Financial Service Department or Phone: 678-407-6401 with any questions regarding the billing of this tax.

General Information

Ad valorem taxes, more commonly known as property taxes, are levied for the maintenance and operations of the City of Lawrenceville. Property taxes are also levied for certain public improvements funded by voter approved general obligation debt (bonds). The basis for ad valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property, as determined by the Gwinnett County Board of Assessors. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property, which is 40% of the fair market value (unless otherwise specified by law). The amount of tax is determined by the tax millage rate.

        Example:                                     $250,000 (home value)
     X 40%
     ÷ 1000

The City of Lawrenceville Finance Department is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes for our City and relies solely on the Gwinnett County Board of Assessors for tax information that pertains to property owners, fair market and assessed values, and property/billing addresses.

Gwinnett County Tax Digest

The City of Lawrenceville bills its property taxes based on the Gwinnett County Tax Digest. If you need information concerning exemptions that you might be eligible for, we suggest that you visit the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner's website. You'll find detailed information on how to qualify and apply for those exemptions.

Millage Rate

The City of Lawrenceville’s millage rate for 2023 (fiscal year 2024) is 2.228 mills. One “mill” is one dollar of tax on every thousand dollars of assessed value. Your tax dollars are used to fund the cost of your government each year.

You can visit our recent announcement about the Proposed Millage Rate for 2024 for details on participating in a public meeting on the topic.

Residential Tax Reduction Initiatives

Homestead Eligibility:

  • Property owners must own and occupy their home as their permanent residence as of January 1 of the current year
  • Basic Homestead Exemption of $20,000 off the assessed value (does not apply to debt service property tax levy)

Who do I contact about my property values?

If you have concerns or questions concerning property valuations, you should inquire with the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor's Office.

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