Local Option Transportation Sales & Use Tax

Background Information

Following a public hearing on November 20, 2018 and further discussion at the December 6, 2018 Board meeting, Waseca County enacted a 1/2 percent countywide local option transportation sales and use tax to address transportation funding needs throughout the County. The tax is scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2019.

​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.

​Throughout October and November of 2018, Waseca County conducted a series of presentations in each of the County’s four communities to bring forward information and further discuss implementation of a local option transportation sales and use tax.

​To view a copy of the Department of Revenue/Waseca County tax notice, educational presentation, or see a map and list of projects associated to the transportation sales and use tax, please refer to the informational resources section of the page below.