County Certifies 2014/15 Tax Levy

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Sheridan County properties will generate more than $10.7 million in taxes from county and state mill levies in 2014/15.

County commissioners met Monday morning to officially certify the tax levies for the fiscal year that started on July 1. The county and state each levy 12 mills against the county's taxable valuation of just over $447 million. That generates more than $5.3 million per levy.

A mill equals one-tenth of one cent.

In addition to the county, commissioners also certified tax levies for the city of Sheridan and the towns of Clearmont, Dayton and Ranchester; Sheridan College, and the three school districts. District 1 includes schools in Big Horn, Dayton and Ranchester. District 2 is schools in the city of Sheridan and Story Elementary School. District 3 covers the Arvada-Clearmont area.

Property taxes also help finance operations of the county's six fire districts, the Sheridan County Weed and Pest Control District, five of the county's seven improvement and service districts, and four of the five irrigation districts.

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