Coupon clipping can save money, but Cobb homeowners can discover bigger values if they look at the county services they receive from their taxes.
The Cobb and Douglas Health Department takes care of thousands of residents each year at a cost of $3.30 – substantially less than the price of a typical bottle of aspirin.
While fire and emergency services use a majority of the tax bill, the actual cost per capita is only $104.11 to provide firefighters with the best equipment and training. This seems like a small price tag when contrasted with the expense of outfitting the average home with smoke detectors.
Likewise, one can compare the cost of a few months of service by a home security system to the $58.05 it takes for the Sheriff’s Office to maintain the jail, other detention facilities, as well as civil and criminal court services.
For more information about Cobb County services, go to the Web site cobbcounty.org and watch government access channel Cobb TV.