Baldwin Commissioners Propose Tax Increase

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Baldwin County Commissioners say they need to raise taxes to cover the rising cost of services.


Commissioners propose a new millage rate of 10.5 mils, up almost seven percent from the current rate of 9.83 mils.


If adopted, the proposed hike results in a roughly $35 tax increase on a property valued at $100,000.


County officials say they’re experiencing increased cost of fuel, energy and employee’s wages and unfunded mandates related to changes in Georgia’s election laws.


Baldwin County Commissioners will host three public hearings to allow residents to comment on the tax increase. 


The first two public hearings will take place at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., on Monday, August 23rd in the Baldwin County Government Building. The third meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, August 30th.


If approved, the increased millage rate will be in effect when residents pay their next property tax bill in November.