The 2018 Franklin County tax levy will remain the same, but the county will bring in more tax money than in 2017.

After a public hearing Tuesday morning, which had no public comments, the Franklin County Commission maintained rates at $.1258 per $100 of assessed valuation for the general fund and $.2156 per $100 of assessed valuation for the road and bridge fund.

The county posted its highest ever assessed valuation at $1,935,406,485 for 2018.

The real estate portion came to $1,515,147,542 and the personal property assessed value is $420,258,943.

Based on those valuations, the proposed tax levy is expected to generate $6,607,467, which is $235,494 more than in 2017.

Of that, $2,434,731 goes for the general fund, which is just under $50,000 more than last year,

The projected revenues for the road and bridge fund are $4,172,736, about $85,000 more than in 2017.

2017 Charges

In all, $117,612,759 was charged in taxes for 2017; $83,369,619 in real estate; $20,155,247 in personal property; and $14,087,892 from railroads and utilities.

For 2016, $78,862,935 was charged for real estate; $19,144,693 was charged for personal property; and $15,166,811 was charged for railroad/ utilities taxes.

2017 Collected

In all, the county collected $111,277,934 in taxes before the Dec. 31 payment deadline last year.

Real estate taxes collected were $79,151,643; personal property, $18,038,399; and an additional $14,087,892 was collected for railroad and utilities.