The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on July 17 adopted 2018 millage rates to fund county services by rolling back the general fund rate by 2.58 percent.
The annual millage rate and individual annual property assessments determine each property owner’s property tax for County operations. Property tax bills also include school taxes, which are usually the larger portion of the total. For properties within certain cities, the tax bill may also include city taxes.
State law requires counties to publish a rollback millage rate for the general fund, which is a rate that would produce the same total revenue as the previous year’s millage rate had no reassessments occurred. A mill is one dollar of tax for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
The 2018 total property tax millage rate for the County is 13.319, as compared to 13.51 for 2017. The millage rates for special service districts created in 2013 and countywide levies for recreation remain unchanged from last year. Millage rates for service districts in Gwinnett are based on property location and county services provided, such as police, fire, and emergency medical. Details can be found here.
Property owners can use a web tool called Where Your Property Taxes Go to see the value they receive in county services plus an estimate of applicable county, schools, and city taxes billed by the tax commissioner. A pie chart shows how the County allocates its portion.
Click here to read more about the 2018 millage rate.