One mill is $1.00 per 1,000 of assessed valuation. For a home that is valued at $150,000, the assessed value would be 11.5% or $17,250. One mill would be $17.25 in tax dollars.
List of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for Budget.
This is the taxable value of a property. The rates used are set in the Constitution. For residential property it is 11.5%, commercial property is 25% and state assessed properties are 33.0%.
The county follows a calendar year, January to December.
It is reserved as a carry-over to the next year.
The annual budget provides the county with expenditure authority and authority to levy taxes to finance the expenditures. It provides a financial plan on how the expenditures will be spent, including personnel, contractual services, and capital expenditures.
The county voters passed a 1.0% countywide sales tax in 1994. The countywide sales tax goes to the county and cities based on formulas. The main purpose of this tax for the county was to build a new jail and health facility, and to reduce ad valorem taxes.
The county voters passed a 0.25% sales tax in 2018 for the purpose of financing the costs of providing mental health services for the county. Collection of the sales tax began April 1, 2019.