The City of Watkinsville Mayor and Council has tentatively adopted a 2019 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 8.74% percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at Watkinsville City Hall, 191 VFW Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 

Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at Watkinsville City Hall on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 2.508 mills, an increase of 0.208 mills over the rollback rate, but no actual millage rate increase from last year. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate would be no more than the rollback rate 2.308 mills.

The proposed tax increase for a home with fair market value of $200,000 is approximately $16.64 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property (Commercial) with a fair market value of $550,000 is approximately $45.76.