The special-purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) is a one-percent sales tax within Henry County used to fund capital and transportation improvements. In the last five years, 61% of the funds have gone towards transportation projects and the remaining 39% has been spent on capital improvements. Transportation projects include new roads, road widenings, intersection improvements, dirt road pavings, bridge replacements, and road maintenance projects. Capital improvements include new fire stations and police cars, renovations to county buildings, and park improvements.
SPLOST is voted on every six years with a county-wide voter referendum. The current SPLOST is the fourth version for Henry County and was approved by voters in November 2013. The collection period began April 1, 2014, and will run through March 31, 2020.
The August 2017 update presentation may be viewed here. This update covered both capital and transportation projects.
As of September 2019, fifty five (55) of the eighty two (82) transportation projects are complete.
View the SPLOST project budgets below:
The Henry County Board of Education has an education SPLOST program which also factors into the sales tax rate. Last approved by voters in March 2016, the E-SPLOST program is the primary source of funding for new school construction in Henry County.
Last updated on September 18, 2019