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Douglasville, Georgia - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2019 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.43 percent 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 or decrease 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 budget adopted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the Douglas County Board of Commissioners may finalize 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 Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia, in Citizen's Hall on August 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM and on August 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
The County will adopt the millage rate at the meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 following the 10:00 am public hearing to discuss the tax increase. The meeting will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia in Citizen's Hall.
Notice of Property Tax Increase (25K PDF)
Current 2019 Tax Digest and Five Year History of Levy (40.9 KB PDF)