Tax Allocation Districts

About Tax Allocation Districts

A Tax Allocation District (TAD) is a redevelopment tool that uses the increased property taxes generated by new development in a designated redevelopment area to finance costs related to development including, but not limited to, public infrastructure, demolition, utilities, and planning costs.

Proposed Tax Allocation Districts in ACC

On September 1, 2020, the Mayor & Commission approved the boundaries of six redevelopment areas and area TADs. On September 17, the Mayor & Commission amended the boundaries for the East Downtown TAD to include some properties in east Athens during a Special Called Session. 

While Mayor & Commission have voted to approve boundaries for area TADs, these TADs have not yet been established. In order for a TAD to be established, the redevelopment plan for each TAD has to first be presented at a public hearing and then subsequently adopted by Mayor & Commission. 

Following adoption by the Mayor & Commission, the Department of Revenue must approve the redevelopment plan to establish the TAD by December 31, 2020. View an interactive map of tax allocation district locations in Athens-Clarke County.

Upcoming Timeline

  • Monday, November 9 - Public Hearing at Mayor & Commission Special Called Session
  • Tuesday, November 10 - Potential Adoption of Redevelopment Plans at Mayor & Commission Special Called Session
  • TBD - Consideration by Clarke County School District Board of Education for their portion of taxes
  • December 31, 2020 - If approved by ACCGov, establishment of TADs after approval by Georgia Department of Revenue

TAD Areas for Consideration (Interactive Map)


  1. Read the Redevelopment Plans
  2. Timeline for Redevelopment Plan
  3. TADs Presentation to Mayor & Commission - Nov. 4, 2020
  4. Mayor & Commission Work Session Presentations - July 9 & May 26, 2020