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Public Notice: Proposed Property Tax Increase 2020
June 26, 2020

PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE 2020

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The Rockdale County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 12.20% 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 hearing on this tax increase to be held remotely via web teleconference on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. Please visit https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/rockdale to attend the public hearing.  Citizens may speak to the Board by submitting a written request by clicking the link on the home page from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. on the day of the meeting. Citizens may also attend the public hearings to be held remotely via web conference on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please visit https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/rockdale to attend the public hearing. Citizens may speak to the Board by submitting a written request by clicking the link on the home page from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on the day of the meeting.





NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

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The Rockdale County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2020 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 12.20 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held remotely via web teleconference on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Please visit https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/rockdale to attend the public hearing. Citizens may speak to the Board by submitting a written request by clicking the link on the home page from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. on the day of the meeting.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 24.60 mills, an increase of 2.675 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 21.925 mills.

The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $66.88 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $321.00.





NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE


(Click here for PDF)

The Rockdale County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2020 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 12.20 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held remotely via web teleconference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Please visit https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/rockdale to attend the public hearing. Citizens may speak to the Board by submitting a written request by clicking the link on the home page from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 24.60 mills, an increase of 2.675 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 21.925 mills.
 
The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $66.88 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $321.00.





PUBLIC NOTICE

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

The Rockdale County Board of Education does hereby announce that the 2020 millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held remotely via web teleconference on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. To access the live meeting, visit https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/rockdale. On the home page, you will see links to access the live meeting. on Thursday July 16, 2020 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 2020 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY
($ in 1,000s)
COUNTY WIDE
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Real & Personal
2015: 2,195,024
2016: 2,323,248
2017: 2,436,480
2018: 2,667,124
2019: 2,862,970
2020: 3,213,500

Motor Vehicles
2015: 114,533
2016:  86,580
2017:  64,396
2018:  49,581
2019:  40,312
2020:  34,392                                           

Mobile Homes
2015: 1,897
2016: 2,027
2017: 2,026
2018: 2,270
2019: 2,308
2020: 2,208                                                

Timber-100%
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 0
2019: 0
2020: 0

Heavy Duty Equipment
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 0
2019: 0
2020: 0
                                                

Gross Digest Total
2015: 2,311,454
2016: 2,411,855
2017: 2,502,901
2018: 2,718,975
2019: 2,905,590
2020: 3,250,100
                                                
Less M&O Exemptions
2015: 479,603
2016: 505,865
2017: 511,421
2018: 531,774    
2019: 542,112
2020: 549,357        
                                
Net M&O Digest
2015: 1,831,851
2016: 1,905,990
2017: 1,991,480
2018: 2,187,201
2019: 2,363,478
2020: 2,700,743

Gross M&O Millage
2015: 25.32
2016: 25.32
2017: 25.32
2018: 24.90
2019: 24.70
2020: 24.60
                                    
Less Rollbacks
2015: 0.00
2016: 0.00
2017: 0.00
2018: 0.00
2019: 0.00
2020: 0.00    
                                            
Net M&O Millage
2015: 25.32    
2016: 25.32    
2017: 25.32    
2018: 24.90
2019: 24.70
2020: 24.60


Net Taxes Levied
2015: 46,382
2016: 48,260
2017: 50,424
2018: 54,461
2019: 58,378
2020: 66,438
                                                                    
Net Taxes $ Increase
2015: -153
2016: 1,877
2017: 2,165
2018: 4,037
2019: 3,917
2020: 8,060        
                                    
Net Taxes % Increase
2015: -0.3
2016: 4.0
2017: 4.5
2018: 8.0
2019: 7.2
2020: 13.8