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The Hampton County Council did not increase the millage under the Council’s control. There also has not been a reassessment on your property value this year. The increase shown this year is due to two factors: 1. Shortage in collection of taxes (2014 citizens and businesses not paying their taxes) 2. In School District 1 – the issuance of a new bond (millage has to be placed to collect for the payment of this bond)Your tax notice reflects the following:School District 1: 4 mills increase for deficit 22 mills increase to cover the Bond Payments due for this fiscal yearSchool District 2: 6 mills increase for deficit 22 mills increase to cover the Bond Payments due for this fiscal year**Note: School District 2 did not issue any new bondsPlease note it is the Treasurer’s responsibility to notify the Auditor of the amount needed to pay the Bonds each year. Per state law, the Treasurer and the Auditor are responsible for setting the millage for bond indebtedness.The County Staff in the Auditor’s Office of Teresa Williams or the Treasurer’s Office of Wilson P. Tuten will be more than happy to sit down and explain your bill to you.Wilson (Bill) P. Tuten, Jr. – 803-914-2119Teresa Williams, Auditor – 803-914-2114Hampton County Council suggests you attend your District School Board meeting or contact your School Superintendent concerning the issuance of bonds.