Oconee Co Commissioners hold tax rate hearing

Millage rate to be set later this month

Another public hearing on the Oconee County property tax rate is on tap for tonight, at the outset of tonight’s Oconee County Commission meeting, which is set for 6 o’clock at the Oconee County courthouse in Watkinsville. The meeting will be streamed live on the Oconee County government’s YouTube Channel.

From the Oconee Co government website…

In compliance with Georgia law, the Oconee County Board of Commissioners hereby announces its intention to adopt a millage rate of 6.686 (unincorporated) and 7.616 (incorporated). Under current Georgia law, the proposed millage rates are considered to result in a tax increase. Accordingly, the Board has scheduled three Public Hearings for the purpose of soliciting public input on the increase. 

The Property Digest in Oconee County reflects an increase due to increased assessed property values of $104,748,413. The resulting Tax Digest countywide is $2,312,437,028. Due to the increase in assessed property values, the proposed county millage rates are considered by state law to be tax increases of approximately 4.70% (unincorporated) and 3.79% (incorporated). 

Public Hearings for the millage rate are as follows: 

July 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Oconee County Courthouse, Commission Chambers 

August 4, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Oconee County Courthouse, Commission Chambers - click here for info on how to join the August 4 meeting virtually via Zoom

August 25, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Oconee County Courthouse, Commission Chambers 

The 2020 millage rate will be adopted at the August 25, 2020 Agenda Setting Meeting of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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