The local property tax levy is 18.25 mills. Residents also pay property and other taxes to Clearfield County and the DuBois Area School District. Residents of the Treasure Lake community in the township also pay an annual assessment — $1250 this year — to the Treasure Lake Property Owners Association.
Of that 18.25 mills of property tax, general government will use 13 mills, 3.0 mills will go to fire protection, 1.0 mills will go to a Municipal Building Fund, 0.75 Mills will go to Highway Equipment, and one-half mill is dedicated to the DuBois Public Library. The Township also contributes money to the Regional Airport.
The municipal authority’s budget is supported by revenue from sewer and water service, not property taxes. Municipal authority funds cannot be used for anything other than supporting itself, and tax dollars cannot be used to supplement the municipal authority. Tax monies can only be used for water and sewer projects if they are for economic development, (ie: job creation).
For general information of how Sandy Township taxes you and how this money is used check out, Sandy Township’s Municipal Codes.