Progress for Pennies
The Clayton County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Program, commonly known as SPLOST, helps to fuel our county forward by funding capital improvements within infrastructure, public safety, buildings, technology, and overall quality of life.
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.
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.