DADE COUNTY, GEORGIA, U.S.A.

Welcome to Dade County, Georgia, a little slice of sheer beauty and Southern Hospitality in Northwest Georgia. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Dade County is a serene, fertile valley between stately Sand Mountain to the west and historic Lookout Mountain to the east.

The Dade County Commissioners invite you to explore our county through this website and to visit us at any time. It is the perfect place to live, work, operate a business and raise a family. A short visit will allow you to see for yourself why so many people choose to call this part of Georgia home. Benefits to living in Dade County include:

  • Magnificent scenic beauty
  • An abundance of outdoor recreation
  • Low cost of living
  • Affordable housing with breathtaking views
  • Proximity to great Southern cities like Atlanta and Nashville
  • Unmatched Southern Hospitality

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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

 

The Dade County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 4.40 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

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

Also, there was a decrease to revenue of $123,127 from the 2016 Local Option Sales Tax (also referred to as “LOST”) compared to the 2017 LOST collected inside the county. This loss caused the LOST Ratio to be less than last year. The LOST Ratio is listed on the “Current 2017 Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy” as a rollback, which reduces the gross maintenance and operation millage rate for Dade County. Since this year’s LOST Ratio was less than last year’s value it caused the Net M&O Millage rate to increase, while the Gross M&O Millage rate actually decreased.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia Law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s new digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the Dade County Board of Commissioners requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate. Therefore, before the Dade County Board of Commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia Law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on this increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the following locations at the indicated times: July 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and July 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dade County Administrative Building, Commissioner’s meeting room, 71 Case Avenue, Trenton, Georgia.

 

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TRANSPORTATION SPLOST WILL GO ON NOV. 7 BALLOT

The Dade County Board of Commissioners and City of Trenton Board of Commissioners signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on June 1, 2017, that clears a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation purposes to go before voters.

The Dade County Board of Commissioners will meet July 6, 2017, to officially call for the TSPLOST to be placed on the November 7 ballot.

The TSPLOST will be a one cent (1%) sales tax that will be used for the following purposes:

  • Congestion Relief
  • Bridges
  • Pedestrian / Bicycle Landscape
  • Streetscape
  • Quick Response Projects
  • Operations and Safety

 

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Dade County is in compliance with Georgia Code (O.C.G.A. Section 13-10-91), which requires that all public employers register and participate with E-Verify. Dade County has been participating in the E-Verify system since July 3, 2007. The Dade County registration number is 46505.