Thu., June 27, 2013 11:00am
Some residents in Savannah's Chatham County could face four property tax rate hikes starting next month. The county commission, public transit board and school board are all scheduled to vote on double-digit millage rate increases. Residents outside city limits also could face a tax increase of their own.
Thu., June 13, 2013 12:37pm
More than a dozen Savannah-area homeowners are appealing their property tax assessments. They say their waterfront properties are worth less than their assessed values. That's because of Georgia's strong protections for coastal marshes.
Tue., May 14, 2013 12:13pm
Chatham County officials are recommending an increase in property taxes for a bigger jail budget. Sheriff Al St. Lawrence says he'd like to hire 52 new jail staffers to ease inmate overcrowding. Commission chairman Al Scott is pushing back against the proposal.
Mon., May 13, 2013 8:00am
The Chatham County Commission has scheduled a public hearing Monday on its budget for fiscal year 2014. Commissioners are expected to discuss a possible increase in the millage rate, which would result in higher property taxes across the county. One major reason a tax hike may be necessary is a need for extra staff at the county jail.
Sun., March 3, 2013 11:30pm
Chatham County and its seven municipalities are going to court today to argue over how to split more than $500 million worth of tax revenue. Negotiations broke down last year over how the divide local option sales taxes - known as the LOST. Now it'll be up to a judge to decide a case that will affect property taxes and local budgets.