In 1985, the Georgia Legislature gave counties the option to implement a one cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, known as SPLOST. A SPLOST is an optional one percent county sales tax used to fund capital outlay projects proposed by the county government and participating qualified municipal governments. The SPLOST was conceived and enacted as a county tax for funding capital projects. This tax requires voter approval and allows counties to raise funds for projects otherwise funded from other tax sources.
Why a SPLOST:
SPLOST funds are invested in projects that have long-term benefits and use for citizens of Glynn County. Residents have input on the list of projects through Town Hall meetings and Public Hearings with the County Commission. SPLOST funding also helps keep property taxes lower for citizens by allowing tourists, renters and non-residents contribute through the 1 cent tax.
What Projects are approved for a SPLOST program:
A list of approved projects is compiled by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners through a series of listening sessions and public input from the community. The final project list is approved by the Board and presented to the community prior to the referendum.
Click the links below to view a description of the current or previous SPLOST projects in the County.