St. Tammany Sheriff's Office chooses not to increase tax millage rate

Published: Jun. 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM CDT
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St. Tammany Sheriff's Office holds steady on tax millage-Associated Press Photo
St. Tammany Sheriff's Office holds steady on tax millage-Associated Press Photo

St. Tammany Parish, La.- The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office announced it will not increase the millage rate it uses to calculate the office's property taxes this year.

In a news release, Sheriff Jack Strain says given the current economic climate "I could not in good conscience ask the residents of St. Tammany to pay more taxes this year. We were committed to whatever had to be done not to increase their property taxes."

The STPSO adopted a reduced millage rate of 11.66 mils for the 2012 tax year.

If the office had increased the rate to the maximum allowable level, Strain says it would have generated an additional $100,000 in revenue.