Local Option Transportation Sales & Use Tax

Local Option Transportation Sales & Use Tax

Background Information

Following a public hearing at the August 18, 2020 Nobles County Board of Commissioners Meeting, County Commissioners voted to enact a 1/2 percent countywide local option transportation sales and use tax to address growing transportation needs throughout the County. The tax is effective on January 1, 2021.

Revenue generated from the tax will be dedicated to transportation 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 $4,000,0000 annual gap in transportation funding for the 462-mile County State Aid Highway (CSAH) and County Road (CR) systems in Nobles County.

In August, 2020, Nobles County conducted two public hearings 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/Nobles County tax notice, and the public hearing presentation which includes the list of projects associated to the transportation sales and use tax, please refer to the informational resources section of the page below.


Resolution Approving Local Option Transportation Sales and Use Tax

Nobles County Local Option Transportation Sales Tax Presentation


Below is a link to the Minnesota Department of Revenue website: