Frequently Asked Questions
What is a TSPLOST?
TSPLOST stands for Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is an additional sales tax on goods and services, to be approved by the Henry County voters in a referendum, to raise money to fund transportation projects, and nothing but transportation projects, in Henry County and its municipalities.
How Much will TSPLOST Cost?
The proposal is a one percent (1%) additional sales tax on top of Henry County’s current sales tax rate of seven percent (7%). This will mean paying eight cents, instead of seven cents, for every dollar of goods and services purchased. A 1% additional sales tax is expected to generate approximately $245 million over the proposed five-year duration of this additional tax from 2022 to 2027.
Where will the Money Go?
One percent (1%) of the estimated $245 million to be raised will be retained by the State of Georgia, as required by law, to defray the state’s cost of administration. $3 million will cover Henry County’s management and administration of the TSPLOST program. The remainder of the funds will be used to pay for a list of transportation projects developed by Henry County and the cities of Stockbridge, McDonough, Locust Grove, and Hampton. For a full list, click here.
How do I Vote?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. All ballots will have the TSPLOST question included.
Please email Melissa Robinson, Public Information Director of Henry County, at email@example.com.