Gwinnett commissioners propose increased millage rate

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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.

Three public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the proposed millage rate. Meetings will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on July 10, as well as as 6:30 p.m. on July 17.

All meetings will be held in the auditorium of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Comments can also be submitted online at

The millage rate is scheduled to be voted on during the Board of Commissioners’ July 18 meeting.

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