Learning About Jefferson County's Funding Challenges
Jefferson County continues to face financial challenges. The county has already made cuts within the General Fund to slow the rate of spending and balance the county’s budget – totaling $16.1 million in 2020 and approximately $8.7 million in 2021. The county faces up to an additional $20 million in cuts in 2023.
Because the General Fund supports nearly every department and elected office in the county, these reductions have impacted essential public services such as public safety, roads and more.
Watch this three-part video series to learn more.
Understanding Your Property Taxes
Each year, property owners receive bills from the county for their property taxes. But how are these taxes calculated? Or did you know that even though the county collects all property taxes, only a small portion goes to the county? The majority goes to school districts, cities and special districts. And do you know what services are being provided with the county’s portion?
To help you better understand and answer these questions, we created a four-part video series, Property Taxes 101 (YouTube). In these videos, we will discuss how your property taxes are determined and provide a detailed example of how your tax bills are calculated. The videos include what mill levies are, assessed value of your property and what affects your property tax bill.
Watch this video, Budget 101 (YouTube) for a better understanding about the county's budget.