How SPLOST Works
Take a look at these past successes of SPLOST as local leaders weigh in on the importance of renewing it this November.
For nearly thirty-five years, Chatham County citizens and visitors have contributed more than $1.5 billion through the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Nearly $600 million of all sales tax revenue generated for SPLOST is contributed by visitors to our area, making SPLOST an extremely cost-effective way for Chatham County and its residents to support infrastructure and undertake large capital projects.
why say yes to splost
improved quality of life
the 1-penny sales tax has allowed our pennies to build projects that have improved our quality of life in our communities
40% paid by visitors
Almost 40% of these projects will be paid for by visitors to Chatham County
funds needed projects
keeps property taxes lower
To generate the sales tax revenues from ad valorem taxes during a comparable 20-year period would cost the owner of a $100,000 home more than $12,000 in added property taxes