Fulton Board Lowers Countywide Millage Rate | Print |

At its August 17 meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners adopted a millage rate that will reduce 2016 property taxes for many property owners.


The adopted rate of 10.45 mills represents a reduction from the 2015 rate of 10.5 mills, and is 0.10 mills lower than the proposed revenue-neutral rate of 10.55 mills.


The Board also adopted a Bond Fund millage rate of 0.25 mills. The Bond Fund provides continued support of the Library Referendum General Obligation Bonds’ annual debt service requirements, as approved by Fulton County voters in 2008.

The Board also set the South Fulton Tax District millage rate at 11.579 mills for 2016, maintaining the 2015 rate. This fund provides municipal-type services for residents in unincorporated Fulton County, including Fire, Police, Parks & Recreation, and Planning services.


"We have managed our money wisely and I am pleased that has allowed the County to lower this year's millage rate," said Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Eaves. "It will lower taxes for a number of property owners, while still allowing us to provide the quality services that those here in Fulton have come to expect."


“Today's decision to reduce the millage rate is a direct result of the good work of Fulton County's management team," said Vice Chaiman Liz Hausmann. “We are moving in the right direction in offering relief for Fulton County taxpayers.”
It is anticipated that tax bills will be mailed to Fulton County property owner in September.