Where Your Money Goes
Camden County voters approved SPLOST VIII in March 2019. This one-cent sales tax is paid by all residents and visitors that purchase goods in Camden County. SPLOST VIII began collection in July 2019 and concludes in June 2025.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners recognized the completion of improvements to the Public Safety Radio Project. These $3.7 million in upgrades were funded as a part of Special Purpose Local Option (SPLOST) VII and VIII.
Radio System Improvements included:
- Updates to the Camden County E-911 Center
- Three (3) new towers:
- Browntown (extreme southwest Camden County)
- Waverly (northwest Camden County)
- Woodbine (central Camden County
- Equipment installation at Fire Rescue Headquarters in southern Camden County on Gross Road in Kingsland
These improvements resulted in improved county-wide coverage for all public safety radios, including:
- Camden County Fire Rescue,
- Camden County Sheriff's Office,
- Kingsland Fire and Police Departments, and
- St. Marys Fire and Police Departments.
New Radio Tower at Fire Station 17 in Waverly
At their June 1, 2021, regular meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of two Custom AEV Type 1 Units. These are the third and fourth of the five total new ambulances that are included in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VIII.
Two ambulances recently joined the fleet in spring 2021 as replacements for existing Life Squad 11 and Life Squad 17.
New Life Squad 17 and Life Squad 11