Due to the growth, the city of Milton is legally obligated to hold three public hearings and advertise a property tax increase.
However, the city is not increasing residents' taxes - by law it cannot unless a majority of registered voters choose to increase the millage rate. The increase is due solely to the reassessment of existing real estate, and the millage rate remains at the legally mandated cap of 4.731.
The public hearings, to be held in Council Chambers of Milton's City Hall, are scheduled for:
- Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. - first readings
- Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. - second reading and vote
The Fulton County Tax Assessors Office reported some rose, while others dropped or remained stagnant. Property tax bills will be sent Sept. 6, and taxes are due back to the city by Nov. 5.
For more information on the tax digest increase, please contact the city of Milton at (678) 242-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.