In a Special Called Commission Meeting on August 6, 2019, Macon-Bibb Commissioners set the FY2020 Millage Rate at 20.331 mills. That’s a reduction from 20.652. From 2018 to 2019, the value of property in Macon-Bibb County increased $80,317,388, which was enough to trigger this millage rate rollback.
A copy of the required current year tax digest and levy, as well as the five-year history of the tax digest and levy, can be found by clicking here. The meeting was broadcast live on Facebook and you can watch it here.
“We are continuing to see the value of our community increase as we become a more vibrant and attractive place to live, and become more and more the arts, cultural, employment, and educational hub of the region,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. “One of the hopes of home ownership is that the value will increase so you have the chance to sell it for more later, and with new jobs coming here, a more vibrant downtown, revitalizing neighborhoods, and more parks, events, restaurants, and places to enjoy, the trend of the past several years can keep increasing.”
Since 2015, the value of property in Macon-Bibb County has increased $155,102,124. Each year, the real & personal property values have increased, but that has been offset in a significant decrease in motor vehicle taxes after the State of Georgia changed the way those are collected.