Southern Lehigh Budget Information
2023-2024 PROPOSED FINAL BUDGET 5-22-23
2023-2024 DRAFT BUDGET UPDATE 4-24-23
2023-2024 DRAFT BUDGET UPDATE 2-27-23
2023-2024 DRAFT BUDGET UPDATE 1-23-23
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- 2022-2023 Budget
- 2021-2022 Budget
- 2020-2021 Budget
- 2019-2020 Budget
- 2018-2019 Budget
- 2017-2018 Budget
What Is a Millage Rate?
A millage rate is the tax rate used to calculate local property taxes. The millage rate represents the amount per every $1,000 of a property's assessed value. Assigned millage rates are applied to the total taxable value of the property in order to arrive at the property tax amount.
- Millage gets its name from the Latin word "millesimum," or "mill" for short, which means "thousandth part" (1/1000). The term millage rate is also referred to as the mill rate or the effective property tax rate.
- Different agencies within a municipality may have their own millage rates, which are factored into a homeowner's property tax calculation. For example, school boards use a millage rate to calculate local school taxes based on a derivation of the total property value within school district boundaries.