STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – As Georgia law deems, an increase in the property tax digest produced by the reassessments of the Board of Tax Assessors to be a tax increase if the tax millage rate is not rolled back to produce the same revenue as last year, the DeKalb County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the property taxes. It will levy this year by 8.06 percentage points. The tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 23.08 mills, a 1.721 mills increase.
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 increases 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 required 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, to be tentatively adopted by the DeKalb County Board of Education, requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the DeKalb County Board of Education may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
All concerned citizens are invited to three virtual millage hearings on this tax increase to be held Monday, June 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., and on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 10 a.m. To speak in the virtual meeting, please call 678-676-0722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Friday, June 11, 2021. Deadline to speak for the June 21 meeting is noon on Friday, June 18. Details on how to speak in the public hearing by virtual technology will also be made available on the District’s website prior to the time of the hearing at www.dekalbschoolsga.org.
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The DeKalb County School District has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 8.06 percent.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 23.08 mills, an increase of 1.721 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 21.359 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $250,000 is approximately $150.59 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $400,000 is approximately $275.36.
All concerned citizens are invited to three virtual millage hearings on this tax increase to be held at:
- 11:00 a.m. June 14, 2021.
- 6:15 p.m. June 14, 2021
- 10:00 a.m. June 21, 2021
To speak in the virtual meeting, please call 678-676-0722 or email email@example.com prior to noon on Friday, 6/11/2021 to sign up (deadline to speak for June 21th meeting is noon on Friday, June 18th). Details as to how to speak in the public hearing by virtual technology will also be made available on the District’s website prior to the time of the hearing at www.dekalbschoolsga.org.
Citizens can also send comments and questions to:
Budget Info – Finance Office
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083