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SPLOST gives residents a vote in the improvements they want in their community and county. Clayton County voters have approved a series of SPLOST programs since 2004.
Lower Property Taxes
SPLOST funds keep property taxes lower and allow tourists, renters, and non-residents to contribute to the betterment of Clayton County through a 1₵ sales tax.
SPLOST Funds are invested in projects that have long-term benefits and use for all Clayton County citizens, like roadways, bridges, and large-scale transportation improvements.
SPLOST has minimized long-term debt in Clayton County and saved more than $300 million in financing costs versus issuing bonds.
Special Purpose Local Sales Tax
What is SPLOST?
In 1985, the Georgia legislature gave counties the option to implement a one cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, commonly known as SPLOST. The program requires voter approval and allows counties to raise funds for projects, which would otherwise be funded by property taxes.
Community Enhancement Projects
Community-focused programs like public libraries and small business assistance programs continue to positively impact our citizens through economic growth opportunities and community education and resources.
Public Safety Projects
SPLOST funding builds new facilities to house, train, and transport public safety personnel and resources. Funding also purchases new equipment critical to the services that our public safety departments and personnel provide.
Quality of Life & Leisure Projects
Since 2004, SPLOST has contributed millions of dollars for parks and recreation projects in Clayton County including, new parks, renovations to existing parks, and preservation of greenspaces.
Clayton County’s technology projects and innovations increase productivity and efficiency and substantially improve how government services are operated and delivered. These technology advancements foster an environment of information sharing and facilitate the interaction between the government and the public.
The construction and maintenance of our transportation system are vital to our resident’s quality of life and our attractiveness to industry and commerce.
Our transportation projects create a comprehensive transportation system for Clayton County that includes smooth streets, enhanced lighting, safety improvements for cyclists, pedestrians, school routes, bridges, intersections, enhancements to sidewalks, walking trail connections, and streetscapes. The county uses SPLOST funds to leverage additional funding from the state and federal government, local governments, non-profit organizations, and community improvement districts. SPLOST Transportation projects support economic development in Clayton County and improve high-priority corridors.