On Saturday, August 15, the St. Charles Parish Library will ask for a continuation of the current 4.53 mills in property tax, to be collected for the next 10 years to generate funds of the purpose of maintaining, operating, constructing, improving, and supporting the St. Charles Parish Libraries.
This is a continuation of the current rate. This is not a new tax.
The library has been funded since 1956 by a dedicated property tax. Property owners pay property tax, but no property taxes are paid by citizens with homes valued at $75,000 or less due to homestead exemption. For example, if a home is valued at $200,000 and is eligible for the homestead exemption, the owner would pay approximately $56 per year for the library millage.
Learn more about what the St. Charles Parish Library has accomplished in the past 10 years and our plans for the future on our millage web page. You can also download a fact sheet for more information.
Check out our Library Value Calculator while you're there!