Final Public Hearing and Adoption tomorrow for Forsyth County Millage Rate

Justine Lookenott
The final public hearing regarding the county's proposed 2023 budget and millage rates is on June 21(Image by Michelle Hall)

(Forsyth County, GA) The third and final public hearing regarding the Forsyth County Board of Commissioner’s proposed preliminary 2023 County budget and the final millage rate is tomorrow, July 21 during the regular meeting.

A final vote will be cast at 6:30 p.m. at the same meeting.

According to a press release from the County in June, the following rates remain the same and the BOC intends to keep it that way:

  • The proposed County Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.791 mills
  • The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 2.175 mills.
  • The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 0.930 mills

These rates make up the 2023 County budget.

However, the County’s tax digest has grown 13.46 percent due to new construction in 2021 (4.62 percent) and increased values from home reassessments (8.84 percent). This means that while the County’s millage rates remain the same, total collections will increase for the County.
Forsyth County's current property tax digest and 5 year history of levy(Image by Forsyth County Government)

The millage rates and rising property taxes have been a source of contention for Forsyth County homeowners this summer since property assessments were mailed. A town hall was held on June 29 where several community officials addressed their concerns and explained the differences between the school board taxes and the county taxes.
On June 29, a town hall was held for county officials to address concerns about the property taxes and millage rates(Image by Justine Lookenott)

The two previous hearings were held on July 7 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The final public hearing and adoption of the budget and millage rates will be held on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 220, in Cumming.

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To learn more about property taxes in Forsyth County, read “Still confused about high property taxes? FoCo officials offer explanations.

To learn more about the proposed millage rates and 2023 county budget for Forsyth County, read “Forsyth County taxpayers can speak up at public hearings about the proposed millage rates and budget.” and “FoCo Commissioners present proposed millage rate plan, open to public comments.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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