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Glynn County property owners face tax increase

1st property tax hike since 2008

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Glynn County residents are facing a 1.65 percent property tax increase this year, the Board of Commissioners announced Thursday. The tax rate would apply to everyone in the county, other than those on Jekyll Island. 

The millage rate for Glynn County has remained at 5.673 percent since 2008. In both 2014 and 2015, Glynn County residents paid the fifth-lowest millage rate out of the 159 counties in Georgia.. 

The budget adopted by the commissioners requires a higher millage rate

The public can provide input on the tax increase at hearings at 6 p.m. July 21 at the Glynn County Historic Courthouse, 701 G Street; at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island; and at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Glynn County Historic Courthouse.

Property owners who have filed for a homestead exemption, and are thus eligible for the Scarlett-Williams exemption, will not see an increase in their taxable assessed value. The Scarlett-Williams measure freezes the valuation of property at the base year valuation for taxing purposes for as long as the homeowner owns and resides on the property and no additions or improvements are made to the property.

For questions regarding the proposed property tax increase, please contact Kathryn Downs 912-554-7412.