South Fulton's 2023 City Budget
2023 Budget Budget Adoption
Watch LIVE at 6PM • Wednesday, September 21
The primary responsibility of government, at every level — from Congress to your local City Council — is to pass a Budget. The City Budget determines how your tax dollars collected by our city are spent. The Calendar by which governments (and businesses) spend money is known as the Budget Year or Fiscal Year (FY). The City of South Fulton's Fiscal Year begins each October 1 (much like a school calendar, where the 2022-23 School Year begins in Fall 2023).
South Fulton's City Council will vote to adopt the City's 2023 budget tonight at 6PM at South Fulton City Hall: 5440 Fulton Industrial Boulevard, 30331. Click the links above to view the full budget and come in-person to let City Council know how you think your tax dollars should be spent.
City of South Fulton's Fiscal Year begins each October 1 (just like a school calendar, where the 2021 School Year begins in Fall 2020).
The Federal Government's Fiscal Year also beings October 1.
The Fiscal Year for Fulton County begins January 1.
The Fiscal Year for Fulton County Schools begins July 1.
The Fiscal Year for the State of Georgia begins July 1.
Section 3.25 of South Fulton's City Charter (lines 745-46) charges City Manager Tammi Saddler-Jones to present a Budget to City Council each year for them review and approve. Click the image to review the City Manager's Proposed FY2021 Budget.
Property Tax 101
Cities may generate revenues from various sources, including business licenses and fees, property taxes, utility fees and more. The majority of the City of South Fulton's revenues come from property taxes, which are charged using a mileage rate. The City of South Fulton is NOT raising the Mileage Rate (Property Tax) this year. Any property tax increases you may see are from the increased value of your home, likely because of improved delivery of City services.
Other institutions like the County or School Board may increase their rates on your property taxes. South Fulton residents can apply for a Homestead Exemption on their primary residence which will also cap property value increases at three percent.
Millage Rate & Property Taxes Explained
The rate at which real estate property is taxed is known as the Millage Rate. Only property owners pay these taxes — not renters (although increases in these taxes may be passed on to renters in the form of increased rents.
This video explains how millage rates are calculated and what property taxes are shared by the city, county and school system; as well as how to calculate what the property taxes on your home will be.