Property tax revenue increases $463K for 2017

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Covington County Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson reported on Thursday that property tax revenue increased by $463,743 from 2016 to 2017.

“This does not mean that our taxes have gone up,” Patterson said. “The calculated millage rate has been the same for years. This increase is a result of business expansions, residential adjustments and growth.”

Patterson said the total amount projected to be collected for the 2017 year will be $11.8 million compared to just $11.4 million collected in 2016.

“Of the $11,894,240.96 to be collected from Covington County property owners, $9,741,028.22 will stay in Covington County to help fund schools, municipalities, fire and Covington County agencies.”

Patterson said he would like to thank all property owners for their contribution to keep Covington County moving forward.

Patterson said the revenue commissioner’s office has worked diligently to ensure that everyone is paying his or her fair and equitable amount of taxes.

Property tax notifications will be mailed at the end of September and collections will be from Oct. 1, through Dec. 31.