Transportation Sales Tax

On February 15, 2022, the County Board conducted a Public Hearing at 10:00 a.m. to receive public comment on the extension of a Transportation Sales Tax; and consider adopting a 2023-2032 transportation tax program of projects and authorizing continuation of a transportation sales tax in Scott County.

To learn more about the Transportation Sales Tax, please select topics from the expandable menu below. 

  1. History

In May of 2015, the County Board adopted the Transportation Sales Tax with a sunset date of December 31, 2022 by Resolution 2015-067. In order to extend the Transportation Tax without incurring additional costs to the County or to its businesses for administration of the tax, the County must provide notice to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at least 6 months prior to its sunset date.  Currently, the sales tax generates an average $10-11 million of revenue annually. 

Since its enactment in 2015, the revenue has been used to complete major regional projects. The Transportation Sales Tax has leveraged over $100 million in state and federal highway investment in Scott County during the last 7 years. This level of investment was driven by Transportation Sales Tax Funds being available to match state and federal grants. It has helped the County to advance important projects that the State would not otherwise have done in the County.

  1. State Law Requirements
  1. Proposal
  1. Implementation
  1. Sales & Excise Tax
  1. Projects Funded
  1. Documents