Unicoi County Commission approves 17-cent property tax increase


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.

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