Cook County Georgia

Press Release – Announcing a Proposed Property Tax Increase

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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Cook County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.13 percent over the rollback millage rate.

Each year, the Board of Tax Assessors is requited 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 requites 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 tentatively adopted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners requites a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the Cook County Board of Commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set the final millage rate, Georgia law requites 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 County Administration Building, 1200 S. Hutchinson Avenue, Adel, GA on August 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm, and on August 15, 2022 at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.