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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.
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
FY 2016 Budget presentation
FY 2016 Approved Budget
WC Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation2014 WEB Draft
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
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.