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.
- Library Renovations
- Public Safety Radio Communications System
- Superior Court Record Preservation
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
The Camden County Library, located on GA Hwy 40 in Kingsland, received a new roof in December 2021. Additional renovations are planned for the facility, built in 1989.
Camden County Library Roof Replacement
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 (above)
Led by the Clerk of Superior Court, this SPLOST VIII project seeks to index and preserve all land records in the Superior Court. Contractors are creating a record system online of all County real estate records to broaden the scope of available records for citizens, abstractors, and attorneys for the future.
Over 1,400 books will be imaged and indexed during this project. Since this project started in June 2021, over 100 books have been imaged through mid-January 2022.