Dawson County Government News
Dawson County Board of Commissioners Announces Proposed Property Tax Increase
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to leave the current millage rate of 8.138 unchanged, which would increase the 2016 property taxes it will levy this year by 4.32 percent over the rollback millage rate.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this matter to be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Dawson County Courthouse/Administration Building located at 25 Justice Way, Dawsonville, Georgia at the following times:
- Hearing 1: August 11, 2016 at 4:00PM
- Hearing 2: August 18, 2016 at 6:00PM
- Hearing 3: August 25, 2016 at 4:00PM
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 FY 2017 budget tentatively adopted by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate to be able to maintain and continue to provide much needed services to the citizens of the County. Therefore, before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners 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.Return to news list