Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co. agree on sales tax split

The Dahlonega City Council and the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners have agreed on how to divide $33 million. That’s what a renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is expected to raise if given voter approval in a 2026 referendum, according to published reports.
The Dahlonega Nugget reports the two bodies have agreed to a distribution of 77.49% for the county and 22.51% for the city.

In addition, the city council has agreed on a potential list of projects that would be funded by part of the city’s share of the revenues. It includes a downtown parking garage, an expansion of city hall, and planning work for improvements at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.