Henry County adopts special service districts, millage rate.

Pie chart showing Henry County property tax distribution (Henry County photo)
(Henry County photo)

County commissioners met via a special called meeting on Tuesday, August 11, to consider the establishment of Henry County’s first special service districts and to set the millage rate for 2020. The board adopted a combined unincorporated millage rate of 12.733 mirroring a rate in place since 2016.

Tax bills will look different this year for property owners following the county’s decision to create special service districts. The service districts break down the cost for fire service, police service, parks & recreation, and unincorporated services separate from the general county fund.

Properties located inside city limits where municipalities offer the service will not be charged for the same county service. As an example, residents in the city of McDonough will not be charged the county fire service millage rate because the city of McDonough has a city fire department.

The millage rates for 2020 are as follows:

Henry County millage rates only

JurisdictionGeneral FundFire DistrictPolice DistrictRecreation DistrictUnincorporated DistrictCounty Millage
Unincorporated Henry County8.7881.1051.8240.6850.33112.733
Locust Grove8.7881.1050.685010.578

Overall millage rates

JurisdictionCounty Millage RateCity MillageSchool M & OSchool BondWater AuthorityTOTAL Millage Rate
Unincorporated Henry County12.7330203.628238.361
Locust Grove10.5780203.628236.206
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