A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is a county-wide sales tax used to fund capital outlay projects proposed by the county government and participating municipal governments. It may not be used for operating expenses. The tax is collected on all items subject to sales tax regardless of where the purchaser lives, allowing I-95 travelers and Camden County visitors to fund the proposed projects. The current SPLOST, SPLOST VII, will expire June 30, 2019.
Camden County Fire Rescue Life Squad 9, Purchased with SPLOST VII Funds
In December 2018, the Camden County Board of Commissioners signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement with the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine, identifying the proposed SPLOST VIII projects. The Board of Commissioners then called for a local referendum to be held on the March Special Election date, March 19, 2019. If passed, the new SPLOST, SPLOST VIII, will begin collection on July 1, 2019, and will expire on June 30, 2025. The transition from SPLOST VII collections to SPLOST VIII collections would continue without a lapse in funding for the proposed projects.
SPLOST VIII projects are divided into county-wide projects (projects that benefit all communities) and specific unincorporated/municipal projects. The full list of proposed SPLOST VIII projects is available online at www.camdencountyga.gov/SPLOST. In addition to the list of proposed projects, a “frequently asked questions” section, the Sample Ballot Language, a SPLOST VIII Fact Sheet, and a SPLOST VIII presentation are available online to provide more information about the SPLOST process. Images of some SPLOST VII projects are also online.
The deadline to register to vote in the March Special Election is Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Advanced Voting begins at the Board of Elections and Registration Office located on the first floor of the Government Services Complex at 200 E. 4th Street in Woodbine on Monday, February 25, 2019, and continues Monday through Friday until Friday, March 15, 2019. Saturday Voting will be held on March 9, 2019, in Woodbine.
Camden County Sheriff's Office Patrol Vehicle, Purchased with SPLOST VII Funds