For the past 6 years, DeKalb County has benefited from more than $350 million in capital projects thanks to the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST. This SPLOST revenue comes from a one-cent sales tax for capital projects in four major areas: transportation, public safety, parks and recreation, and community facilities.
In 2024, the current SPLOST will expire creating a gap in funding to continue necessary capital improvements. On November 7, voters in DeKalb County will be asked to endorse a new $850 million six-year SPLOST that will allow our local governments the continued ability to address the expensive capital needs of the community. The continued SPLOST funding would generate $496 million for unincorporated DeKalb County and $354 million, which would be distributed to DeKalb cities based on their populations for projects within their jurisdictions.
Please see below for additional information in reference to the SPLOST and how it will help to fuel our local economy.