Your 2019-2020 Proposed Tax Rate

Want to know more about your 2019-2020 proposed tax rate?
Posted on 08/19/2019
City Hall

 

The City of Bainbridge’s millage rate is remaining the same as last year at 4.075 mills.

The City of Bainbridge recently advertised that it would hold three public hearings to take public comment on a proposed tax increase. The proposed millage rate is 4.075 which is the same rate as last year. However, because this rate will produce more tax revenue (less than 1%) than last year, the state requires that the city advertise this as a tax increase. For the vast majority of Bainbridge residents, taxes will not be increasing.

How is property taxed in Georgia?

In Georgia, property is taxed at 40% of its appraised value. This means that if you have a $100,000 home, you are taxed on $40,000 of that value. A mill is the tax charged per $1,000 of value so to figure your individual tax rate you multiply your assessed value by .40, then divide the 40% value by 1000 and then multiply by the millage rate.

Why is the city required by state law to advertise this tax increase even though the city millage rate is NOT increasing?

You can find the full advertising compliance law for taxes HERE

Specifically take note of pages 12-15.

Who assesses property in Decatur County?

The tax assessors office is responsible for assessing the value of property within Decatur County. You can find their information HERE

How does our millage rate stack up to those in our region?

Millage Rate Comparison

City

Rate as of 2/21/2019


Albany

9.80400


Americus

12.01200


Bainbridge

4.07500


Blakely

4.25000


Cairo

7.70000


Camilla

7.24500


Colquitt

9.90000


Donalsonville

17.364


Leesburg

5.998


Moultrie

9.85


Sylvester

7.253


Thomasville

0


Tifton

9.731


Pelham

14.902


Source: Georgia Department of Revenue