Focus Newsletter More property tax news: State ‘freeze’ holds county increase to 2.2%
December 30, 2016 • Vol. 2016 No. 26
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Counties account for about one in five of the $10.8 billion (b) in gross property taxes levied for 2016-17. Their billings totaled $2.13 billion, or 2.2% more than last year. Levies increased more than five percent in nine counties and fell in three; 42 held increases to 2.5% or less. A quasi-freeze imposed by the state means that any tax hikes are due largely to taxing new construction.