Holmes County Board of County Commissioners
107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425
850-547-1119 office/850-547-4134 fax
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SETS PROPERTY TAX RATE AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2000-2001
The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners has set the initial proposed tax rate for the upcoming year at 9.1960. The County’s property tax rate, which is also known as the millage rate, is in addition to other taxing authorities such as the school district, the municipalities and other entities authorized by law to establish millages against a property’s taxable value in order to be funded by property taxes.
The Board of County Commissioners indicates that the historically low millage rate was accomplished as a result of a number of factors. Those factors include the County being more efficient with its limited resources, the avoidance of accumulating debt and the recent increase in residential construction and commercial enterprise in the County.
“We have been very conservative” said interim County Coordinator Joey Marsh. “At the same time we have heard the public say that they like parks, libraries, maintained roads and they certainly support public safety. In light of focusing on the needs of our citizens, we are also proud to be able to lower the millage rate and hopefully take a little financial stress off of some folks. I am proud of what the Board, our department heads and the Constitutional Officers were able to accomplish this year.”
The first public hearing on the proposed budget will occur at 5:01 p.m. on September 12, 2016, at the County Commission chambers.
Holmes County, City of Bonifay, and Washington County will hold an informational Public Workshop on August 18, 2016 at 5 pm at the City of Bonifay Council Chambers at 301 N Harvey Etheridge Road in Bonifay (850-547-4238).
This workshop will discuss the SR 79 Corridor Project between Holmes County, City of Bonifay, and Washington County. For additional information please contact Ted Everett at 850-638-4157.
Public Meeting regarding Tobe Retherford Road Paving Project – September 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the County Commissioner’s office. Property owners and anyone interested is encouraged to attend this meeting for their input on right of way.
Bridges Closed for Repairs
Joe White Rd
Hicks Rd (S of Prescott Rd)
WA Clark Rd (between Cr 177 & Paulk Rd)
Yancey Rd (off Cr 177)
US Representative Gwen Graham – Holmes County Office Hours:
Third Thursday of Every Month from 1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. in the County Commissioner’s Office located at 107 E Virginia, Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425
Holmes County BOCC
Fair Housing PSA: