How SPLOST Works

for You 

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

Drainage Projects

Recreation Facilities

Road Improvements

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