How does Macon-Bibb’s property tax rate compare to the rest of Middle Georgia?


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Macon, Ga., 07/31/2018: Mayor Robert Reichert listens to Larry Witt and a parade others who came to the government center to tell the Mayor and Commissioners they were against a property tax hike Tuesday morning. Another hearing was scheduled for 6pm giving residents an opportunity to voice their concern about next year’s proposed budget and setting a millage rate for it.

How does the property tax rate in Macon-Bibb County compare to others in Georgia?

That was the question posed to us by reader Donna Gray of Macon through Macon Me Curious, a new project of the Center for Collaborative Journalism in partnership with The Telegraph and GPB Macon.

A proposed tax increase in Macon-Bibb County has become a point of contention. The latest plans call to add 4 mills to the ledger, bringing the county government’s tax rate from 17.62 mills to 21.7 mills. The proposed rate equals $716 in taxes on a home that is valued at $100,000 and has a homestead exemption.

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