Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Coweta plans tax hikes of nearly 9% in unincorporated county, nearly 7% in cities

Property taxes in Coweta County are about to go up. The Coweta County Commission has tentatively adopted a rate to increase taxes by 6.7 percent in the incorporated areas and 8.6 percent for unincorporated property owners.

The increase to 7.63 mills in the incorporated areas represents an increase of 6.7 percent. The current millage rate for the incorporated areas of the county is 7.148 mills, with the new rate resulting in a .48-mill increase. If adopted, the increase would mean a $33.74 increase on a home valued at $200,000.

The increase to 6.63 mills in the unincorporated areas, an increase of .52 mills, represents an increase of 8.6 percent. The current rate in the unincorporated areas is 6.106. The tax hit for a home valued at $200,000 would be $36.68.

Commissioners said the proposed millage rates will fund items such as 44 new public safety positions.

Commissioners will conduct public hearings on the tax increase in the commission chambers located at 37 Perry Street in Newnan. The hearings will be held on Aug. 22 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.