A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is an optional one percent county sales tax used to fund capital projects.
What can a penny do?
A one percent tax on goods and services can be used for roads and bridges, fire trucks, sheriff’s vehicles, water and sewer improvements, land, facilities, and facility renovations.
SPLOST funds capital projects that are important to residents like parks and transportation improvements that make it easier to get around the county and public safety vehicles and equipment that protect everyone.
Past county projects that have been funded through a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax include Fire Station 8, the Oconee Veterans Park Multi-Use Fields, the FY19-20 Transportation Improvement Plan, the Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility, and the Courthouse Expansion and Renovation Project.
The SPLOST referendum will be held on November 3, 2020.
The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held three Town Hall Meetings to discuss the 2021 SPLOST. Videos of the meeting and the presentation from these three meetings can be viewed below.
Watch a video of the Town Hall Meeting that was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Oconee County Civic Center with virtual attendance via Zoom below.
Watch a video of the Virtual Town Hall Meeting that was held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. via Zoom below.
Watch a video of the Virtual Town Hall Meeting that was held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 6 p.m. via Zoom below.
Find out how the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) has been used to fund projects in Oconee County.