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Millage Information and notice of property Tax Increase

The White County Board of Commissioners does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a Called Meeting to be held in the Commissioners' Board Room, located at 1235 Helen Hwy., Cleveland, GA. on August 14, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-32, does hereby publish the following presentation of the current years tax digest along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

July 2015 Millage-5yr history

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

 The White County Board of Commissioners announces the intent to increase 2015 property taxes by 4.83% over the rollback millage rate.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the White County Administration Building located at 1235 Helen Hwy Cleveland, GA on the following dates:

• Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
• Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 9.168 mills, an increase of .422 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 8.746 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $150,000.00 is approximately $24.48 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $125,000.00 is approximately $21.10.

The millage rate will be voted on in a called meeting on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

PRESS RELEASE

The White County Board of Commissioners has maintained a millage rate of 9.19 from 2008 to 2013 and in 2014 the millage rate was lowered to 9.168.

The White County Board of Commissioners wish to maintain the current millage rate of 9.168, however since the rollback rate is lower than the current millage rate – in order to maintain the same millage rate – state law requires the White County Board of Commissioners to advertise, announce a potential tax increase, and hold three (3) public hearings.

During very difficult, unprecedented economic times, the White County Board of Commissioners have maintained or lowered the millage rate, although the county net taxable digest had decreased over $209,786,800 from 2009 to 2014.

The White County Board of Commissioners works diligently to keep White County’s millage rate as low as possible while providing the necessary services to the ever-growing population and want to stress that their intent is to maintain the current millage rate of 9.168.

2015 Millage Notice Ad, Revised.pdf


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Animal Control Ordinance As Adopted March 30, 2015.
This Ordinance Will Replace Chapter 10 of the Official Code of White County Georgia in its entirety.
Any questions regarding this ordinance should be directed to Chief Animal Control Officer Pat Cooper at 706-219-2689

Shanda L. Murphy
County Clerk / Director of Human Resources
White County Board of Commissioners

1235 Helen Hwy.
Cleveland, GA 30528
(P) 706-865-2235 (F) 706-865-1324

To better serve our community, many County Offices have moved to new locations.  We apologize for any interruption. Below is a map of county offices and a phone directory should you have any questions.

  • White County Zoning Adopted 04-01-2015
  • LAND USE REGULATION FINAL 04-01-2015
  • For Questions or additional information about land use please contact

    Tom O’Bryant, Director White County Community and Economic Development 1241 Helen Highway, Suite 220 Cleveland, Georgia 30528 (706) 865-6768 

    tobryant@whitecounty.net

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    White County Georgia

    White County, the 123rd of the 159 counties formed in Georgia, was created in 1857 from a part of the original landlot county of Habersham. The county was named for Newton County Representative David T. White, who helped a Habersham representative successfully attain passage of an act creating the new county. [+] More