Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government Monthly Quiz

​True or False: Municipalities may borrow up to 8% of the assessed value of their taxable property

Answer: True

Article X, Section 14, of the South Carolina Constitution allows municipalities to issue general obligation bonds in amounts of up to 8% of the total assessed value of all taxable property in the municipality. Municipalities may exceed the 8% limit only with voter approval through a referendum.

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