2016 Cobb County SPLOST Passes

  • February 02, 2015
  • Cobb County, GA

A six-year one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was approved by voters and will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2016 thru Dec. 31, 2021.  Cobb County currently has one of the lowest sales tax rates in Georgia (6 percent). The new 1 percent sales tax will be utilized for needed capital improvements involving parks, transportation, public safety, libraries, senior centers and other Cobb and city facilities.

The 2016 SPLOST totaling $750 million provides funding for improvements to public safety communications systems and public health facilities, park revitalizations including upgrades enhancements and renovations to existing facilities, infrastructure preservation including resurfacing, drainage and bridges, traffic congestion relief; pedestrian improvements including sidewalks; safety and operational improvements including roadways, intersections and school zones; library and Senior Services facility improvements and public safety critical needs (Fire and Police) to replace aging facilities, equipment and apparatus.