ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — Unicoi County commissioners approved a 17-cent property tax increase Monday night.
The county’s current property tax rate of $2.68 will increase to $2.85.
Commissioners voted six to three on the tax hike.
Commissioner Stephen Hendrix said the revenue to go toward a recurring deficit caused by factors beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The county commission also approved a budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.