Fourth Year in a Row With No Tax Hike
Georgia, 21 July
--- The Thomas County Board of
Commissioners will set 2017 property tax rates at its
regular meeting on 22 August 2017.
County Manager Mike
Stephenson is recommending a reduction in the tax rate for
the fourth year in a row.
Millage rates are listed below by tax district:
Millage Rates - Proposed
Fire District 1
Fire District 2
Fire District 3
“Though the reductions each year have been modest, we
are moving consistently in the right direction”, Stephenson
improvements in the County’s financial position are cited
County health benefits and pension plan costs have leveled
All county departments are controlling routine expenses on a
Sales tax revenues are increasing
Insurance premium tax revenues are increasing
“I’m also confident that recent actions taken by the Board
of Commissions will yield similar results in the future”,
The closing of the county prison is projected to
reduce operating costs in 2018 by an estimated $500,000.
The contracting of Emergency Medical Service billing
functions with a private provider will result in minimum
revenue increase of $500,000 annually.
The cross-training of Firefighters and EMTs will
stabilize Emergency Services personnel costs while
increasing service coverage.
The Board of Commissioners will set tentative tax rates at
its next regular meeting, Tuesday, July 25th at
6:00 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse.
For more information please contact Mike Stephenson at