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Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill

Helpful Information for Understanding Your Tax Bill
Forsyth County property tax bills have recently been mailed and are due November 15. Here’s some information to assist with understanding your 2016 tax bill.   Tax bills reflect levies by two different entities: the Forsyth County Board of Education (school system) the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (county government) As shown in the illustration below, Forsyth County government receives approximately 29% of the taxes you pay.     What does the county’s portion of ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Prohibiting Acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits on Res3 Zoned Property

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Prohibiting Acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits on Res3 Zoned Property
Update: At their meeting September 1, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution extending the temporary moratorium until December 7, 2016. Click here to view the Resolution. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 1, 2016 to consider a possible extension until December 7, 2016 of the emergency, temporary moratorium adopted on August 9, 2016 barring the application of Note 1 of Table 11.2(b) of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code. The public hearing will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite ...

2017 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged

2017 Budget Update: Millage Rates Remain Unchanged
At their meeting July 21, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the millage rates that will fund a major portion of the county’s 2017 General Fund budget, Fire District and Bonds. Following three public hearings on the rates, the board voted to maintain the county’s millage rates with no change. The county’s millage rate of 8.036 is one of the lowest millage rates among metro Atlanta counties.   Forsyth County staff, Finance Committee and Board of Commissioners will continue preparing the county’s proposed 2017 budget, which is slated for adoption in November.

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on the Combination of Lots

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on the Combination of Lots
Update: At their meeting August 4, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution extending a moratorium on lot combinations for a period of 90 days or until such time as Unified Development Code Section 18-2.2 is modified, whichever is shorter.   Click here to view the Resolution. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on August 4, 2016 to consider a possible 90-day extension of the July 12, 2016 emergency, temporary moratorium on the combination of lots pursuant to Section 18-2.2 of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code. The public hearing will take place at ...

Update on Transportation Projects

Update on Transportation Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads. At their July 12 work session, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners heard a status update on the many transportation projects underway – funded thanks to the voter-approved Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax programs. Click here to view the update.   Information about transportation improvements can always be found on the county website – click here to view.

Property Tax Rates Expected to Remain Unchanged; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest

Property Tax Rates Expected to Remain Unchanged; Increase in Tax Dollars from Growth in Tax Digest
Three public hearings to allow for public input   June 29, 2016: The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to maintain the county’s millage rates currently in place with no change and, due to the growth in the tax digest, increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 1.89% over the rollback millage rate.   The proposed county Maintenance & Operations rate remains unchanged at 4.642 mills. The proposed Fire rate remains unchanged at 1.975 mills. The proposed Bond rate remains unchanged at 1.419 mills. These rates will fund the county’s 2017 general operating budget, which is currently ...

2015 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2015 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report Now Available

2015 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2015 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report Now Available
Both annual reports are available for pick up and may be viewed online   Those interested in learning more about their county government and their county fire department may pick up a copy of the 2015 Forsyth County Annual Report and the 2015 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report, which are now available. Both annual reports provide information to residents about the county’s recent progress and accomplishments.   The 2015 Forsyth County Annual Report provides information regarding the county government’s projects and progress in 2015, highlights of the year and financial data.   “The goal of this publication is to share with citizens ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting June 2, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a graduated lift in effect for 90 days beginning June 3, 2016 allowing seven Res2, Res3, Res4 rezonings per month with a limit of two per district.    The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until December 31, 2016, of the existing moratorium barring the acceptance of any applications for rezoning of property to a Res2, Res3 or Res4 classification, and for properties already zoned Res2, Res3 or Res4, barring acceptance of zoning condition ...

Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters
During the May 19, 2016 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, tribute was paid to honor the three line-of-duty deaths the Forsyth County Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed as a way to memorialize and honor Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney were the focus of a presentation during the meeting. Lane was a volunteer firefighter for Forsyth County who died in an automobile accident en route to his fire station to respond to a call in 1975. The roadway leading into Shady Grove Campground ...

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