BOE Announces 2022 Property Tax Increase

Staff Report

Monday, June 27th, 2022

The Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham has adopted a 2022 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 8.71 percent.

This increase will result in a millage rate of 17.631 mills, an increase of 1.413 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate would be no more than 16.218 mills. This is a reduction of 0.50 mill from the 2021 school millage rate of 18.131.  The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $187,500 is approximately $103.15 (annually) and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $250,000 is approximately $141.30 (annually).

The 2022-2023 Budget will serve as the key operating plan for the school district that now serves more than 36,000 students. This budget will continue the district's focus to deliver high quality educational services where all children are learning at high levels.