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Pike County Commission Announces Intention to Increase Millage Rate

ZEBULON - (from a press release) The Pike County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2018 property taxes it will levy this year by 4.12 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 the 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 Pike County Board of Commissioners requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the Pike 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.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Pike County Courthouse Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, GA 30295 on September 12, 2018 at 9:00am and 6:00 pm and on September 19, 2018 at 9:00 am.

To examine documentation pertaining to this millage rate increase, click here and scroll down to the discussion of the upcoming budget. There are three links with a ton of information for citizen review.

Submitted 8.29.18