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Public Notice: Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase
Posted on 07/26/2017
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

(PDF of Press Release)

The Rockdale County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 4.38% percentage over the rollback millage rate.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the Rockdale County Board of Education requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate be assessed. Therefore, before the Rockdale County Board of Education may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Board Room, 954 N. Main Street, Conyers, Georgia on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. and on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.




PUBLIC NOTICE

The Rockdale County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2017 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 4.38% percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Board Meeting Room, 954 N. Main Street, Conyers, GA 30012 on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. and on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 25.320 mills, an increase of 1.063 mills.

Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 24.257 mills.

The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $26.58 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $127.56.





PUBLIC NOTICE

(PDF of Current Tax Digest and 5 Year Levy History)

The Rockdale County Board of Education does hereby announce that the 2017 millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held in the Board Meeting Room located at 954 N. Main Street on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. Pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32 do hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

CURRENT 2017 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY

($ in 1,000s)

COUNTY WIDE
2012 
2013 
2014 
2015 
2016 
2017 

Real & Personal
2012: 2,476,570
2013: 2,045,856
2014: 2,127,752
2015: 2,195,024
2016: 2,323,248
2017: 2,436,480

Motor Vehicles
2012: 189,675
2013: 203,460
2014: 169,055
2015: 114,533
2016: 86,580
2017: 64,396

Mobile Homes
2012: 2,435
2013: 2,086
2014: 1,938
2015: 1,897
2016: 2,027
2017: 2,026

Timber-100%
2012: 49
2013: 115
2014: 0
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0

Heavy Duty Equipment
2012: 17
2013: 49
2014: 0
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0

Gross Digest Total

2012: 2,668,746
2013: 2,251,566
2014: 2,298,745
2015: 2,311,454
2016: 2,411,855
2017: 2,502,901

Less M&O Exemptions
2012: 464,001
2013: 451,618
2014: 465,933
2015: 479,603
2016: 505,865
2017: 511,421

Net M&O Digest
2012: 2,204,745
2013: 1,799,948
2014: 1,832,812
2015: 1,831,851
2016: 1,905,990
2017: 1,991,480

Gross M&O Millage
2012: 24.50
2013: 26.00
2014: 25.39
2015: 25.32
2016: 25.32
2017: 25.32

Less Rollbacks
2012: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2015: 0.00
2016: 0.00
2017: 0.00

Net M&O Millage
2012: 24.50
2013: 26.00
2014: 25.39
2015: 25.32
2016: 25.32
2017: 25.32

Net Taxes Levied
2012: 54,016
2013: 46,799
2014: 46,535
2015: 46,382
2016: 48,260
2017: 50,424

Net Taxes $ Increase
2012: -2,621
2013: -7,218
2014: -264
2015: -153
2016: 1,877
2017: 2,165

Net Taxes % Increase
2012: -4.6
2013: -13.4
2014: -0.6
2015: -0.3
2016: 4.0
2017: 4.5