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Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
Gwinnett voters have approved a series of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax programs, known as SPLOST, since the mid-1980s. This one percent sales tax has paid for County and city facilities, acres of greenspace, parks and recreation facilities, new roads and improvements, police and fire stations, and libraries around the county. Your pennies are working to keep Gwinnett a great place to live, work, and play!  
Voters approve 2017 SPLOST
On November 8, 2016, Gwinnett County voters approved the renewal of the one-cent SPLOST sales tax. Collections for the six-year program started April 1, 2017. It will raise an estimated $950 million for capital projects.

County and city officials agreed to share SPLOST proceeds, with the County receiving 78.76 percent and cities getting 21.24 percent. The County is dedicating 65 percent of its share of the proposed SPLOST to transportation, including $30.8 million for joint city/county projects. Parks, public safety, civic center expansion, library relocation/renovation, and senior facilities are also getting funds. To learn about the planned uses, please read the 2017 SPLOST fact sheet.

To find out how residents are engaged in SPLOST planning and oversight, click on citizen involvement.
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