As tax bills are being sent to residents, the City of La Vergne is breaking down just how their money is being spent.
City leaders say some residents experience “sticker shock” when the property tax bills come in, so they’re providing a breakdown of the costs of city services on a monthly basis.
The average appraised value of a single-family home in La Vergne is $125,061.86.
That means $312.66 in annual city property taxes, or $26.05 per month.
– $7.81 will go to the police department each month
– $7.25 goes toward the fire department
– $0.88 is for highways and streets
– $1.47 will go toward recreation
The letter to residents can be found on the city’s website.
A $100,000 home in La Vergne will mean about $250 in annual city property taxes. Additional taxes are charged by Rutherford County.
That’s compared to $102 in city taxes for a $100,000 house in Franklin, with additional taxes charged by Williamson County.
Nashville’s city property taxes for a $100,000 home is higher than the others, at about $1,113.00, but since Nashville-Davidson County is a combined Metropolitan government, there are no additional county fees.