Fayette County citizens approved a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) resolution on November 2, 2004. The resolution imposes a one percent special sales and use tax on all transactions made within the County. The tax began April 1, 2005 and will continue through March 31, 2010 or until $115,857,267 is collected, whichever occurs first.
Money collected through SPLOST is used exclusively for road, street and bridge purposes in Fayette County. The majority of the SPLOST revenue (70 percent) is used to implement the recommendations of the Fayette County Transportation Plan dated May 2003. The plan includes bridge, intersection and street improvements and streetscape projects. These were agreed upon by elected City and County officials as having value to the majority of citizens across the County and may span one or more jurisdictions.
The remaining 30 percent of the SPLOST revenue is distributed among the cities and unincorporated County based on population. Individual governments determined the projects to fund with this money. They are listed, by government, in the November 2004 SPLOST Resolution, including Exhibit A and B.
County-Wide and Unincorporated County SPLOST projects are managed by a consultant to the County. The fees for project management as well as property acquisition, design, permitting and construction and quality control/quality assurance are paid with SPLOST funds.
Projects scheduled to be funded via the “70 percent” fund are listed below:
Projects scheduled to be funded via the “30 percent” fund are listed below, by jurisdiction.
Additional SPLOST information is provided in the following links:
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