Myth: Over the last several days, I've heard people state that "Troy has the highest taxes around!"
Fact: Troy has the lowest millage rate in Oakland County as compared to other FULL-SERVICES cities.
Myth: Back to the "highest taxes!" fallacy...many will then tell you to divide tax revenue by number of households to prove how high our taxes are.
Fact: 45% of our taxes come from businesses, not households. If you take out the taxes paid by businesses in Troy, we pay the lowest taxes of any other FULL SERVICE city in Oakland County.
Still not convinced? Go look here for the data from our county.
Pages 2-5 compare the millage rates of ALL cities...remember to compare apples-apples: full service city compared to full service city. Here are the highlights for you:
Rochester Hills ** 9.3700
Auburn Hills 10.5602
Farmington Hills 11.6072
Royal Oak 11.6860
South Lyon 16.0601
Madison Heights 18.0021
Pleasant Ridge 18.2328
** Does not pick up trash