Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on August 13, 2018, at the Butler County Courthouse. Magistrates Stevie Givens, Johnny Tuck, Chad Tyree, David Whittinghill, and Bobby Moore were all in attendance. The court approved lowering the 2018-19 tax rates on real estate by taking the compensating rate of 8.0, this was made possible due to an increase in property values. The 2017 rate was 8.2.
"When I came into office the tax rate was 8.9 and now it is 8.0; I commend the fiscal court for their management," said Judge David Fields.