>>Commissioners Defend Proposed Tax Increase
(Lebanon, PA) -- Lebanon County Commissioners are defending their decision for a proposed 18 percent property tax increase in the 2022 budget. Officials are looking at a zero-point-six [[ 0.6 ]] mill increase for 2022. The last tax increase came in 2016, when commissioners raised the millage rate to 3.2925 mills. The assessed value of homes throughout Lebanon County is at an average of just under 169-thousand dollars. Homeowners with that value would see their taxes increased by just over 100-dollars. Officials say they did everything they could to not have to raise property taxes but have seen no other solution.