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.
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It is a tax based on value, or property tax.
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 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.
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.