Billing and Finance

The Administration Department is responsible for staff supervision and support, implementing adopted policies, preparing and maintaining City Council meeting agendas and minutes, adopted ordinances, resolutions and contracts. This department also offers public information and citizen assistance, personnel administration, and City representation in various agencies, councils and organizations. 

This department is also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the City of Port Wentworth through the development and implementation of sound financial policies and practices. The Department is responsible for budget, accounting, audit, fixed assets management, payroll processing, purchasing, occupational tax registration, alcoholic beverage licenses and other financial services.

Property Tax Rates

The City’s property tax rate for fiscal year 2024 is set at 5.126 mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value (40 percent of a home’s fair market value).

The City offers a $40,000 homestead exemption for those who own and live in their homes. Application must be made by March 31st for the next tax year. County or State exemptions must be filed with the Chatham County Tax Assessors office.
For more information on filing a Homestead Exemption, click here.

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