With a proposed increase in property taxes this year, the Dade County Commission will hold three public hearings over the next two weeks for residents interested in voicing their opinions.
The commission passed a budget last month that calls for a $380,000 increase in both funding and spending. This is a 3.9 percent hike in both categories. Most of the money is going toward new employees in the sheriff's office, as well as increased insurance rates.
The commissioners did not vote to increase the property tax rate, which is scheduled to remain at 8.484 mills. But because some property values in the county increased, property taxes will go up by about 4.44 percent.
If your property is among those with increased values this year, your property tax rate will also increase. The commissioners will hold public hearings on this issue on: