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Highlights

  • Our Budget Book has received GFOA's (Government Finance Officers Association) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award annually since 1992.
  • Our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) has received the GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award annually since 1990.






Finance Department

Columbus Consolidated Government

P.O. Box 1340

Columbus, GA 31902-1340

Telephone: 706-653-4087

Fax: 706-653-4086




Notice of Property Tax Increase

 


  The Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes in the following taxing districts by:
 
  • Urban Services District #1, #5, #6, #7    - 7.00 percent
  • Urban Services District #2    - 7.00 percent
  • Urban Services District #4    - 1.00 percent

  All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held in the Council Chambers on the second level of the City Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia 31906, on June 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.


  Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are to be held in the Council Chambers on the second level of the City Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia 31906, June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.


  This tentative increase in Urban Services Districts #1, #5, #6 and #7 will result in a millage rate of 17.18 mills, an increase of 1.00 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 16.18 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $36.50 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $70.00.



  This tentative increase in Urban Services District #2 will result in a millage rate of 11.20 mills, an increase of 0.68 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 10.52 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $24.82 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $47.60.
 

This tentative increase in Urban Services District #4 will result in a millage rate of 10.30 mills, an increase of 0.04 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 10.26 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $1.46 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $2.80.



The Mayor and Council of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, do hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held in Council Chambers on the second level of the City Services Center, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 o'clock A.M. for the first reading and June 20, 2017 at 5:30 o’clock P.M. for the second reading and, pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32, do hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years. The millage rate consists of the Maintenance and Operating (M&O) levy.

- click here for Current 2017 Tax Digest and Five Year History in .pdf format



Our Mission


To maintain the Consolidated Government's financial stability through sound financial and management practices. We are committed to the highest standards of accountability, accuracy, timeliness, professionalism and innovation in providing financial services to our internal and external customers.
 

Department Profile

The Department of Finance is composed of five (5) goal-oriented cost centers to achieve the department's mission.

     Finance Administration
     Accounting
     Financial Planning
     Purchasing and
     Revenue
 


Contact Information

Please direct general inquiries to:

 
Department of Finance
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902-1340

Telephone:  706.653.4087
Fax:  706.653.4086