A millage rate is a tax rate expressed as mills per dollar. One mill equals $1 per $1,000 (.001). For example, a millage rate of 16.0000 mills is 1.60000% of taxable value.
On an annual basis, taxing authorities hold public hearings to discuss their proposed budgets for the prospective year. The budget amount determines the millage rate that will be applied to the jurisdiction’s property taxable value, resulting in the ad valorem property tax amount.
The millage rates are the same for real and tangible personal property.