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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Property owners, here's your warning: Be prepared to pay more on your property taxes this year.

That's the message the Dougherty County Commission wants to get out well in advance of tax bills being issued.

Commissioner Gloria Gaines led the discussion this morning, saying her mother's tax payment will jump approximately 30% if the General Assembly doesn't come up with funding for the Homeowner Tax Relief Grant.

In Dougherty County, property owners will have to pay about $300 additional to make up the difference of what the state used to send back to the county.

The General Assembly agreed to fund Homestead Tax Relief Grants for last year, but from now on money for those grants will only be sent to counties if the state has excess revenue, and there's virtually no way that will be the case this year.

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