TSPLOST Passes in seven counties
TSPLOST Passes in Seven Counties
Nine Georgia counties had Single County Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) initiatives on the November 7,2017 ballot. Unofficial election results show TSPLOST passed in seven counties (Athens-Clarke, Colquitt, Decatur, Haralson, Putnam, Walker and Ware) and failed in two counties (Dade and Spalding).
In the seven counties that passed TSPLOST, the tax will be levied at 1 percent for 5 years and is solely dedicated for transportation purposes. Sales tax collection will begin in April 2018.
ACCG TSPLOST Resources
A Regional TSPLOST and a Single County TSPLOST are two mechanisms available for funding transportation projects at the local level. ACCG has provided an overview of the Regional TSPLOST, Single County TSPLOST as well as information on HB 134, the legislation that took effect July 1st that made edits to both the Single and Regional TSPLOST.