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Whether you seek a luxurious executive estate, a “starter” house, a settled family community, a condo, retirement haven or secluded mountain home, your dream will be realized in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County.

The median home value in Dahlonega is $229,900 (Source: Sperling’s Best Places 2008). Lumpkin County also offers plentiful land for development – both independent acreage and subdivision lots – for the building of your ideal home. With the wide variety of affordable housing options, superlative medical and educational services, breathtaking natural beauty and historic charm, Lumpkin County offers the best of all worlds.

To start you on your way, please contact the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 864-3711 or search the Chamber’s Business Directory on its website, www.dahlonega.org for a list of real estate agents, apartments or housing contacts. Our knowledgeable and welcoming professionals stand by to assist you as your make your new home in our area.

You may also find the following resources to be helpful:

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Property Taxes

The basis for property tax is the fair market value of the property, which is established as of January 1 of each year. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property which, by law, is established at 40% of fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax rate (mill rate) levied by various entities (one mill is equal to $1.00 for each $1,000 of assessed value, or .001).

Property tax bills are usually mailed in October and due by Dec. 20. Penalties are assessed beginning Dec. 21. The Lumpkin County Tax Commissioner also collects property taxes for the city of Dahlonega. Contact the Lumpkin County Tax Commissioner’s office for more information at (706) 864-2666. For information about Dahlonega city taxes and filing requirements, contact the Dahlonega City Hall at (706) 864-6133.

2008 millage rates

  • State – .250
  • Lumpkin County – 19.161
  • Dahlonega– 24.142

A homestead exemption is a reduction in homeowners’ property taxes. Currently, the homestead exemption in Lumpkin County reduces the taxable value of a home by $2,000. To qualify, the homeowner must apply for this exemption between January 1 and March 1. Once granted, this exemption is automatically renewed each year as long as the homeowner continuously occupies the home under the same ownership.

In addition to the standard homestead exemption, there are additional exemptions for residents age 62 and older and disabled veterans.

  • Lumpkin County Tax Assessor’s OfficeCabin25 Short St., Ste. B
    Dahlonega, GA 30533
    (706) 864-2433
    www.lumpkincounty.gov
  • Lumpkin County Tax                            
    Commissioner’s Office
    99 Courthouse Hill, Ste. E
    Dahlonega, GA 30533
    (706) 864-2666
    www.lumpkincounty.gov


House and Apartment Rentals

Explore our area at your leisure, as you stay in one of the many rental properties available in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. Rental options range from luxury-to-modest apartments to individual residences in family friendly neighborhoods.

Check the Dahlonega Nugget’s online classified ads at www.thedahloneganugget.com/classifieds to help you locate your next residence in Lumpkin County, or refer to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce’s online business directory for a list of member apartment communities.

Senior Living

Welcoming communities, accessible and comprehensive medical services, economic prosperity, endless recreational activities and incomparable natural beauty – these are the features that make Lumpkin County so attractive to our senior residents.

The majority of our seniors live in single-family homes – often ones they’ve bought or built specifically for their golden years. Some are opting to live in well-appointed independent-living communities where they have their own maintenance-free cottage or apartment, but where they are surrounded by services geared specifically to their needs. Community rooms and clubhouses as well as communal dining halls are available. On-site libraries, hair salons and other services make living easy. Leaving the community is only by choice, not by necessity.

Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are also available for those times when a person needs a little more help with daily tasks and personal care.

For more information on senior housing in Lumpkin County, refer to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitor Bureau's Business Directory listings for Apartments and Assisted Living Residences. For information on other services for older citizens, contact Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, (770) 538-2650.

Housing Assistance

The Dahlonega Housing Authority works to meet the housing needs of the area’s lower income residents.

  • Dahlonega Housing Authority
    90 Thompson Cir., Dahlonega, GA 30533
    (706) 864-3758


Habitat for Humanity

In addition to various government sources of assistance, Habitat for Humanity has an affiliate in Lumpkin County. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that builds affordable houses using donated volunteer labor and materials and sells them via 0%-interest loans to responsible, low-income families.

For more information please contact:

  • Habitat for Humanity International
    of Lumpkin County, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1002, Dahlonega, GA 30533
    (706) 864-7584

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