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Millage Rate Hearings

The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2024 property taxes it will levy this year by 3.43 percent over the rollback millage rate.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicates there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires a rollback millage rate to be computed that will produce the same total revenue as the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no assessments occurred.

The budget adopted by the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education sets the final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the virtual public hearings on this tax increase to be held on June 13, 2024, at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm, respectively. An additional public hearing will be held on June 20, 2024, at 4:30 pm. Final board approval of the millage rate is scheduled for a virtual meeting on June 20, 2024, at 5:00 pm. All meetings can be accessed virtually by logging onto or Dial: 1-646-558-8656 or +1-301-715-8592 Webinar ID: 956 1415 9391.

For more information, contact Dr. Lonita Broome, Chief Financial Officer, at or

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