millage rate
seven-year history


The FY 2003 Budget retains the total 2-mill reduction as a result of the passage of the 1997 and 2001 special purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum. The millage rate has also been reduced several times to offset property value up-dates (see millage reduction table below ). Even with the .25-mill increase as a result of the voter approved General Obligation Bond referendum to expand the County detention center, the County Government's millage rate will have increased 23% since 1996.






Pending any changes in values that occur in 2003, a slight reduction to the proposed millage rate may be appropriate prior to the actual millage rate adoption in 2003 


1996 Millage Rate


1997 Reduced with passage of 1997 Sales Tax


1999 Reduced to offset property value update


2000 Reduced to offset property value update


2001 Reduced with passage of 2001 Sales Tax


2002 Reduced to offset property value update


2003 Voter Approved Detention Center Bond


2003 Projected Millage Rate








millage reduction since 1996
county portion only


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