18% Hike for Berlin Property Taxpayers

May 15, 2019

Downtown Berlin
Credit Don Rush

Berlin residents will see an 18 percent hike in their property taxes.

Town officials approved the measure on Monday in an effort to close a $15 million budgetary shortfall.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it’s been more than a decade since the property tax rate has been raised.

The vote was 4 to 1.

The hike is lower than the proposed 30 percent increase that was under consideration earlier this year.

It means that the rate will rise from 68 cents of $100 of property assessed value to 80 cents.