The value of property in Dunwoody increased by about $64 million in the past year, according to figures from DeKalb County tax officials.

The tax digest rose in 2013 to about $2.611 billion from about $2.547 billion in 2012, according to the DeKalb County tax appraisal department. The 2013 digest includes about $2.47 billion in real estate and about $137 million in personal property, as of a revaluation dated May 29.

Dunwoody city officials say that’s the first year-over-year increase in the digest since the creation of the city.

Still, the Dunwoody digest – the overall tax value of property in the city – has dropped by more than 10 percent since the city was created in 2009, the city said.

City officials are considering setting a tax millage for real estate for 2013 at a maximum of 2.74 mills, the same millage levied since 2009, the city said. Taxes are calculated by multiplying the millage times the assessed value of a property.

The city has scheduled three public hearings on the 2013 tax rate. The first is set for June 12 at 9:30 a.m. Additional public hearings are set for June 25 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The three hearings will be held at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East.

Dunwoody City Council is scheduled to vote on the final 2013 tax rate on June 25.

The overall DeKalb County tax digest was set at $19.3 billion, according to county tax officials.

Joe Earle

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