Finance Department

Contact

Dana Wicher, City Clerk
Email

770-463-6572

Responsibilities include but are not limited to accounting, budgeting, accounts payable, purchasing, treasury, payroll, billing/collection, financial analysis and reporting and the coordination of all new occupational/business licenses and issuance of renewals.

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Financial Reports
Annual Audited Financial Reports are available online.

Audited Financial Reports

Annual Operating Budget
Previous Budgets are available online.

Annual Budgets Online
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The City’s Budget

The City is required to approve a balanced budget each year for every governmental fund the City operates.  The budget is prepared by the City Manager, approved by the City Council, and implemented by the city’s staff.  The goal of the annual budget is to appropriate expenditures for service delivery within the confines of the city’s revenue anticipation.  During budget preparation, all departments conduct an analysis of services offered, personnel, programs in place and capital capital needs.  This analysis results in recommendations for resources allocations and framed within the the long-range financial outlook.

General Fund Budget

The General Fund is the primary operating fund of the city.  All general revenues and expenditures for daily operations are budgeted in the General Fund.

FY2018 BUDGET (Unaudited)

Purchasing

Contact
Dana Wicher, City Clerk

6505 Rico Road
Chattahoochee Hills, GA  30268

(770) 463-8881

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Finance is responsible for handling the purchase of goods and services for all departments in the City. This includes:

      Ensuring compliance with the city’s purchasing policies
Managing the Bid and Request for Proposal process
Ordering goods and services
Contracting for services
Initiating payment for goods and services

Property Taxes

Property Tax Information
The City of Chattahoochee Hills contracts with the Fulton County Tax Collector’s office to bill and collect property taxes for the City government.  Your property tax bill provides you with a legal description of your property, taxable values, exemptions and the calculation of your tax bill.

The 2017 millage rate is 10.958, all of which is designated to fund general government operations.

If you have any questions about these or other taxes, contact the Finance Department at (770) 463-8881.

Homestead Exemptions

The City has several types of homestead exemptions. To qualify for any homestead exemption, a property owner must own and occupy their home as primary residence as of January 1st on the year of exemption application. Only the parcel of primary residence qualifies for homestead exemption.

Basic Homestead Exemption is $15,000. This exemption is applied for only through Fulton County. Once approved for basic homestead exemption by Fulton County, the city’s basic homestead exemption will also be applied.

In order to be eligible for Senior or Full Value Homestead Exemptions for a calendar year, property owners must file with the County between January 1st and March 31st of that same year. Applications received after March 31st will become eligible the following year.

The following exemptions are offered by the City of Chattahoochee Hills. The filing deadline for all city homestead exemptions is March 31st of the year of exemption. You do not have to reapply each year, unless there is a change in ownership or income status.

Senior Basic Exemption of $15,000 is available to residents’ age 65 or older on or before January 1st of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted.

Additional $10,000 Senior Homestead is available to homeowners who meet certain income requirements and are 65 or older on or before January 1st of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted.

Full Value Exemption is available to disabled residents and residents 70 or older on or before January 1st of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. Certain income qualifications apply for residents 70 or older. Proof of disability is required for disabled residents.

For details regarding eligibility requirements and applying for Homestead Exemptions, please contact the Fulton County Board of Assessors Office at (404) 612–6440 or visit their website.  The South Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 224, College Park, GA  30349.