Taxpayers locating a mobile home in Newton County must apply to the Newton county tax commissioner for a location permit within 30 days of the mobile home’s permanent placement and thereafter, annually between January 1 and April 1.
Additionally, if your mobile home is located in Newton County on January 1, you must pay the ad valorem (property) taxes on your home by April 1 of each year and obtain your location permit at that time. Failure to pay the taxes and obtain the permit will result in a 10% tax penalty, issuance of a citation for appearance in Georgia State Court, or possible sale of your mobile/manufactured home.
Mobile home owners who want to declare a different value from the existing value on their home must file a tax return with the Newton Board of Tax Assessors between January 1 and March 1.
If you are a business not located in Newton county and you own a mobile home and are temporarily locating it in Newton county, you should notify the Newton Board of Tax Assessors of your presence to avoid being cited for failure to apply for your location permit.
Mobile Home Returns: Owners of mobile homes located in Newton county on January 1 must return the mobile home for taxation to the Newton tax commissioner on or before April 1 of each year at the same time they apply for the location permit.
For further information regarding property taxation in Georgia please visit the State of Georgia Local Government Services Division website at http://dor.georgia.gov/.