Reassessment Leads to Revolt in Hancock County
Of course, you know our solution. Require taxing authorities (cities, counties, school boards) to “do the math.” As assessments increase, the millage rate must decrease, simply as an operation of the math, as long as the politicians hold the line on the cost of government services.
Hancock County, GA is typical in a state where very few politicians even understand the millage rate process:
The county historically had a high millage rate, but very low property assessments. Hill said the assessments are now in line with surrounding counties, but with the high millage rate, taxes have soared.