On July 25, 2017, the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners approved the enactment of a ½ percent countywide local option transportation sales and use tax to address growing transportation infrastructure needs in the County. The tax goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
Revenue generated from the tax will be dedicated to transportation and transit needs in the County pursuant to 2013 Minnesota legislation under statute 297A.993 that allows County Boards to impose a transportation sales tax at a rate of up to one half of one percent.
Currently there is a $2.5 - $3.1 million annual gap in transportation funding for the 306-mile county road system in Nicollet County.
For more information about transportation needs in Nicollet County and facts regarding the local transportation sales tax please refer to the following documents: