Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners is proposing a modest millage rate increase, meaning homeowners could see a slightly larger tax bills.
The proposal would set the millage rate at 7.400, a net increase from 2016’s rate of about 0.334 mills. County officials estimated that the owner of the “average” house in Gwinnett — one valued at $200,000 — would see a spike of about $21 on their annual tax bill.
“This millage rate allows Gwinnett to balance its 2017 budget for general fund without any use of fund balance and to set aside funds to begin to address hiring and retention issues related to certain types of employees, primarily sworn law enforcement positions,” the county said in a news release.
Before taking over the AJC's morning newsletter, Tyler Estep worked as a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.