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SPLOST: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
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Within these pages, you can learn more about how the City of Savannah has managed its share of the local 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, known as SPLOST, through the years. To view the highlighted projects in each area, use the buttons above or the navigation menu to the left. To view project lists by referendum, visit the About SPLOST subsection of this site. Please note that SPLOST projects built by Chatham County and other local municipalities are not included on this website.

SPLOST in Savannah
SPLOST has funded more than $1 billion worth of projects in Chatham County since voters approved the first referendum in 1985. Nearly $400 million has been paid for by visitors who live outside the County. The City of Savannah’s share has totaled $342 million, almost half of which has been spent on drainage, which has dramatically improved living conditions in all areas of Savannah.

Even though almost 40% of the sales tax is paid for by visitors to our community, all of the proceeds directly benefit the citizens of Chatham County by funding critical local projects without increasing property taxes for residents. In Savannah, SPLOST has paved hundreds of miles of roads and sidewalks, provided new public safety resources, added new neighborhood parks, and created exciting projects that have led to hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment, such as the redevelopment of Ellis Square and the transformation of Savannah Gardens and Sustainable Fellwood.

In November 2013, Chatham County renewed SPLOST for a six-year period. We have carefully crafted a list of proposed SPLOST 6 projects that both develop critical infrastructure while spurring economic development to help create jobs and further broaden the tax base.


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