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Sunday July 3rd, 2022 11:50PM

No millage rate increase for Forsyth Co.

By Natalie Sadler Anchor/Reporter
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners announced Thursday that the county would maintain its current millage rates for various county services. 
 
The proposed county maintenance and operations rate will stay at 4.791 mills, while the proposed bond rate will also remain unchanged at 2.175 mills. The proposed bond rate will repeat at 0.930 mills.
 
According to a press release from Forsyth County, the county has among the lowest millage rates in the metro Atlanta area.
 
These rates will fund the 2023 Forsyth County budget, which is still being created.
 
Although the millage rate will remain the same, the county expects to see an increase in total collections. Officials say this is because Forsyth County's tax digest grew to 13.46%. Increased values from reassessments made up 8.84% of this increase, while the remaining 4.62% came from new construction.
 
Residents' property tax bills will reflect the reassessed value.
 
The preliminary budget proposal from commissioners is up for citizen input in three public hearings. 
 
Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. 
Thursday, July 7 at 5 p.m. 
Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m.
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