Newton County voters approved to continue the 1-percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for 2023 during the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022. 

The 2023 SPLOST was approved with an anticipated revenue of $108 million for the entire County, including $84 million for projects through the Newton County government.

The SPLOST will fund projects broken down into three categories, Basic Infrastructure, Quality of Life and Public Safety. The project list will be recommended by the SPLOST Oversight Committee and approved by the Board of Commissioners.

2023 County SPLOST Projects

Project  Budget Status
Administration Building Reutilization $2,344,000  
Brown Bridge Widening $12,000,000  
Centralized Storage and Maintenance Facility $1,900,000  
General Government Fleet Replacement $2,500,000  
Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District  $1,000,000  
Transportation County Wide Improvement $8,000,000  
Transportation Resurfacing $8,370,000  
Animal Services Expansion - Phase 2 $1,075,000  
Fire Services County Wide Improvements $4,895,000  
Public Safety Fleet Replacement $8,400,000 Vehicles have been ordered
County Wide Park Improvements $3,500,000 Projects have begun
Library $900,000  
Nelson Heights Improvements $1,000,000  
R.L. Cousins Community Center $8,000,000  
Senior Services Enrichment Center $4,000,000 Planning phase has begun
Washington Street  $1,000,000  
Westside Community Park $3,000,000 Planning phase has begun
Southside Park $2,000,000 Planning phase has begun
District 5 Park $1,000,000  
Community Water Park $5,000,000 Planning phase has begun

BOC Approved SPLOST Project List 

Image of SPLOST 2023 Final List