Ask your real estate agent what district number the property resides in. Or check out the map below and find the approximate location of the home you're considering to see the name of the fire district you'll be relocating into.
This chart shows the 2007/2008 Chatham County property tax rates. For Chatham County, the fiscal years starts July 1st and runs until June 30th.
If you are relocating to a home inside a town, the tax rate will be slightly higher. If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be extremely low.
The county rate gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located.
But what do all those little numbers mean? It's actually not as hard as it looks.
Take the assessed value of the property.
Divide by 100.
Multiply by the tax rate.
This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2007/2008 rates.
And just to give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values.