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Public Notice: Proposed Property Tax Increase 2019
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 2019 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.63% 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, July 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. and on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.







PUBLIC NOTICE

The Rockdale County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2019 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.63%.

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, July 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.  This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 24.70 mills, an increase of 1.536 mills.  

Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 23.164 mills.
 
The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $38.40 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $184.32.







PUBLIC NOTICE

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


The Rockdale County Board of Education does hereby announce that the 2019 millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held in the Board Meeting Room located at 954 N. Main Street on Thursday, July 18, 2019 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 2019 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY
($ in 1,000s)
COUNTY WIDE
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Real & Personal
2014: 2,127,752
2015: 2,195,024
2016: 2,323,248
2017: 2,436,480
2018: 2,667,124
2019: 2,862,970


Motor Vehicles
2014: 169,055
2015: 114,533
2016:  86,580
2017:  64,396
2018:  49,581
2019:  40,312
                                            

Mobile Homes
2014: 1,938
2015: 1,897
2016: 2,027
2017: 2,026
2018: 2,270
2019: 2,308
                                                

Timber-100%
2014: 0
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 0
2019: 0


Heavy Duty Equipment
2014: 0
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 0
2019: 0

                                                
Gross Digest Total
2014: 2,298,745
2015: 2,311,454
2016: 2,411,855
2017: 2,502,901
2018: 2,718,975
2019: 2,905,590

                                                
Less M&O Exemptions
2014: 465,933    
2015: 479,603
2016: 505,865
2017: 511,421
2018: 531,774    
2019: 542,112
        
                                
Net M&O Digest
2014: 1,832,812
2015: 1,831,851
2016: 1,905,990
2017: 1,991,480
2018: 2,187,201
2019: 2,363,478

Gross M&O Millage
2014: 25.39
2015: 25.32
2016: 25.32
2017: 25.32
2018: 24.90
2019: 24.70

                                    
Less Rollbacks
2014: 0.00
2015: 0.00
2016: 0.00
2017: 0.00
2018: 0.00
2019: 0.00
    
                                            
Net M&O Millage
2014: 25.39
2015: 25.32    
2016: 25.32    
2017: 25.32    
2018: 24.90
2019: 24.70


Net Taxes Levied
2014: 46,535
2015: 46,382
2016: 48,260
2017: 50,424
2018: 54,461
2019: 58,378

                                                                            
Net Taxes $ Increase
2014: -264
2015: -153
2016: 1,877
2017: 2,165
2018: 4,037
2019: 3,917
        
                                    
Net Taxes % Increase
2014: -0.6
2015: -0.3
2016: 4.0
2017: 4.5
2018: 8.0
2019: 7.2





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